46:10B-66 Powers of commissioner relative to compliance.
14. a. The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance may investigate or examine any foreclosure consultant, or other person as the commissioner deems necessary to determine compliance with this act. For these purposes, the commissioner may examine the books, accounts, records and other documents or matters of any foreclosure consultant or other person. Each foreclosure consultant shall be subject to an examination by the commissioner, not more than once in any 12-month period, unless the commissioner has reason to believe that the foreclosure consultant is not complying with the provisions of this act, or is not transacting business in accordance with law, in which case the commissioner may conduct an examination at any time. The commissioner shall have the power to compel by subpoena the production of all relevant books, accounts, records and other documents and materials relative to an examination or investigation.
b.The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall have power to issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, papers, books, accounts, records and other evidence before him in any matter over which he has jurisdiction pursuant to this act, and to administer oaths and affirmations to any person.
c.If any person shall refuse to obey a subpoena, or to give testimony or to produce evidence as required thereby, the commissioner may apply ex parte to any court having jurisdiction over that person for an order compelling the appearance of the witness before the commissioner to give testimony or to produce evidence as required thereby, or both.
d.A foreclosure consultant shall have its financial records audited annually by a certified public accountant, which audit shall be filed with the commissioner. The commissioner shall conduct at least one examination of the financial records of every foreclosure consultant licensed in the State every two years.
L.2011, c.146, s.14.
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