Section 8-19A-7

Application form and contents; fee; license number; violations.

(a) An applicant for a license as a salesperson shall submit to the division, in the form prescribed, a written application for a license. The application shall set forth the following information:

(1) The true name, date of birth, driver's license number, Social Security number, and home address of the applicant.

(2) Each business or occupation engaged in by the applicant during the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, and the location thereof.

(3) The previous experience of the applicant as a commercial telephone seller or salesperson.

(4) Whether the applicant has previously been arrested for, convicted of, or is under indictment or information for, a felony and, if so, the nature of the felony. Conviction includes a finding of guilt where adjudication has been withheld.

(5) Whether the applicant has previously been convicted of, or is under indictment or information for, racketeering or any offense involving fraud, theft, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion, or misappropriation of property. Conviction includes a finding of guilt where adjudication has been withheld.

(6) Whether there has ever been a judicial or administrative finding that the applicant has previously been convicted of acting as a salesperson without a license, or whether a license has previously been refused, revoked, or suspended in any jurisdiction.

(7) Whether the applicant has worked for, or been affiliated with, a company that is involved in pending litigation or has had entered against it an injunction, a temporary restraining order, or a final judgment or order, including a stipulated judgment or order, an assurance of voluntary compliance, or any similar document, in any civil or administrative action involving racketeering, fraud, theft, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion, or misappropriation of property or the use of any untrue, deceptive, or misleading representation or the use of any unfair, unlawful, or deceptive trade practice.

(8) Whether the applicant is involved in pending litigation or has had entered against him or her an injunction, a temporary restraining order, or a final judgment or order, including a stipulated judgment or order, an assurance of voluntary compliance, or any similar document, in any civil or administrative action involving racketeering, fraud, theft, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion, or misappropriation of property or the use of any untrue, deceptive, or misleading representation or the use of any unfair, unlawful, or deceptive trade practice.

(b) An application filed pursuant to this section shall be verified and be accompanied by:

(1) A verified statement of the commercial telephone seller with whom the salesperson will be associated, expressing the intention of the commercial telephone seller to associate the salesperson with him or her and to be responsible for the activities of the salesperson.

(2) An annual license fee for a salesperson in the amount of fifty dollars ($50).

(c) The division shall issue a license number to all salespersons. The division shall adopt rules which allow certain salesperson applicants to operate on an interim basis until such time as a license is granted or denied.

(d) It is a violation of this chapter for a salesperson to:

(1) Fail to maintain a valid license.

(2) Advertise that one is licensed as a salesperson or to represent that the licensing constitutes approval or endorsement by any government or governmental office or agency.

(3) Provide inaccurate or incomplete information to the division when making a license application.

(4) Misrepresent that a person is registered or that a person has a valid license number.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-650, p. 1220, §7.)