2020 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
DIVISION 4 - REAL ESTATE
PART 1 - LICENSING OF PERSONS
CHAPTER 3 - Real Estate Regulations
ARTICLE 2.1 - Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licenses
(a) In connection with an application to the commissioner for a license endorsement as a mortgage loan originator, every applicant shall furnish to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry information concerning the applicant’s identity, including the following:
(1) Fingerprint images and related information, for purposes of performing a federal, or both a state and federal, criminal history background check.
(2) Personal history and experience in a form prescribed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, including the submission of authorization for the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry and the commissioner to obtain both of the following:
(A) An independent credit report from a consumer reporting agency.
(B) Information related to any administrative, civil, or criminal findings by any governmental jurisdiction.
(b) The commissioner may ask the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry to obtain state criminal history background check information on applicants described in subdivision (a) using the procedures set forth in subdivisions (c) and (d).
(c) If the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry electronically submits fingerprint images and related information, as required by the Department of Justice, for an applicant for a mortgage loan originator license endorsement, to the Department of Justice for the purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state convictions and state arrests, and as to the existence and content of a record of state arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on his or her recognizance pending trial or appeal, the Department of Justice shall provide an electronic response to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code, and shall provide the same electronic response to the department.
(d) The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry may request from the Department of Justice subsequent arrest notification service, as provided pursuant to Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code, for persons described in subdivision (a). The Department of Justice shall provide the same electronic response to the department.
(e) The Department of Justice shall charge a fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing the requests described in this section.
(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 160, Sec. 6. (SB 36) Effective October 11, 2009.)