17:11C-68 Expiration, continuance, reinstatement, surrender of license.
18. a. Each residential mortgage lender, residential mortgage broker, and mortgage loan originator license issued pursuant to this act shall expire in accordance with the following schedule:
(1)for any license issued on or before July 31, 2010, or a later date approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to the provisions of section 1508 of the federal "Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008," Pub.L.110-289 (12 U.S.C. s.5107), the license shall expire on December 31, 2010; and
(2)for any license issued on or after January 1, 2011, the license shall expire annually on December 31 of the same year of issue.
However, the commissioner may modify this schedule pursuant to regulation or order, based upon any later dates approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to the provisions of section 1508 of the federal "Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008," Pub.L.110-289 (12 U.S.C. s.1507), providing a temporary deadline extension with respect to complying with the licensing requirements for states established pursuant to the provisions of the federal "Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008," title V of Pub.L.110-289 (12 U.S.C. s.5101 et seq.).
b. (1) Consistent with the provisions of subsection a. of this section, the license of any person failing to satisfy the standards for license renewal set forth in sections 6 through 15 of this act shall expire. However, the commissioner may adopt regulations concerning procedures for a person with an expired license to obtain a reinstatement of that license, which in the case of a formerly licensed individual shall be consistent with any expired license reinstatement standards established by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.
(2)The commissioner may by regulation provide for the license of a residential mortgage lender or residential mortgage broker, if a qualified individual licensee, to continue in existence in an inactive status for a specified period of time.
c.A licensee may surrender any license, consistent with paragraph (2) of subsection b. of section 12 of this act concerning the coordination of license surrender with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, by delivering to the commissioner written notice that the license is surrendered, along with the license, but the surrender shall not affect the licensee's civil or criminal liability for any act committed prior to the surrender.
L.2009, c.53, s.18.
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