2017 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
DIVISION 20 - CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING ACT
CHAPTER 5 - Administration and Powers of the Commissioner
Without limitation, the functions, powers, and duties of the commissioner include the following:
(a) To issue or refuse to issue a license as provided by this division.
(b) To revoke or suspend for cause any license as provided by this division.
(c) To keep records of licenses issued under this division.
(d) To receive, consider, investigate, and act upon complaints made in connection with a licensee.
(e) To prescribe the forms of and receive (1) applications for licenses and (2) reports and books and records required to be made by a licensee under this division, including annual audited financial statements.
(f) To subpoena documents and witnesses and compel their attendance and production, to administer oaths, and to require the production of books, papers, or other materials relevant to any inquiry authorized by this division.
(g) To require information with regard to a license applicant that the commissioner may deem necessary, with regard for the paramount public interest in ascertaining the experience, background, honesty, truthfulness, integrity, and competency of the license applicant for financial transactions involving primary or subordinate mortgage financing, and if the license applicant is an entity other than an individual, in ascertaining the honesty, truthfulness, integrity, and competency of an officer or director of the corporation, association, or other entity, or the members of a partnership.
(h) To enforce by order any provision of this division.
(i) To levy fees, fines, and charges in an amount sufficient to cover the cost of the services performed in administering this division, as set forth by rule.
(j) To appoint examiners, supervisors, experts, and special assistants as needed to effectively and efficiently administer this division.
(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 994, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1995. Section operative January 1, 1996, pursuant to Section 50601 (later repealed).)