2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
General - Continued
Article 61 - Real Estate
Part 9 - Mortgage Loan Originators
§ 12-61-902.5. Board of mortgage loan originators - creation - compensation - enforcement of part after board creation - immunity

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-61-902.5 (2016) What's This?

(1) There is hereby created in the division a board of mortgage loan originators, consisting of five members appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. Of the members, three shall be licensed mortgage loan originators and two shall be members of the public at large not engaged in mortgage loan origination or mortgage lending. Of the members of the board appointed for terms beginning on and after August 11, 2010, two of the members appointed as mortgage loan originators and one of the members appointed as a member of the public at large shall be appointed for terms of two years, and one of the members appointed as a mortgage loan originator and one of the members appointed as a member of the public at large shall serve for terms of four years. Thereafter, members of the board shall hold office for a term of four years. In the event of a vacancy by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, the governor shall appoint a member to fill the unexpired term. The governor shall have the authority to remove any member for misconduct, neglect of duty, or incompetence.

(2) (a) The board shall exercise its powers and perform its duties and functions under the department of regulatory agencies as if transferred to the department by a type 1 transfer, as such transfer is defined in the "Administrative Organization Act of 1968", article 1 of title 24, C.R.S.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part 9, on and after the creation of the board by this section, the board shall exercise all of the rule-making, enforcement, and administrative authority of the director set forth in this part 9. The board has the authority to delegate to the director any enforcement and administrative authority under this part 9 that the board deems necessary and appropriate. If the board delegates any enforcement or administrative authority under this part 9 to the director, the director shall only be entitled to exercise such authority as specifically delegated in writing to the director by the board.

(3) Each member of the board shall receive the same compensation and reimbursement of expenses as those provided for members of boards and commissions in the division of professions and occupations pursuant to section 24-34-102 (13), C.R.S. Payment for all per diem compensation and expenses shall be made out of annual appropriations from the mortgage loan originator licensing cash fund created in section 12-61-908.

(4) Members of the board, consultants, and expert witnesses shall be immune from suit in any civil action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other official acts they performed in good faith pursuant to this part 9.

(5) A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business, and actions of the board shall require a vote of a majority of the members present in favor of the action taken.

(6) (a) All rules promulgated by the director prior to August 11, 2010, shall remain in full force and effect until repealed or modified by the board. The board shall have the authority to enforce any previously promulgated rules of the director under this part 9 and any rules promulgated by the board.

(b) Nothing in this section shall affect any action taken by the director prior to August 11, 2010. No person who, on or before August 11, 2010, holds a license issued under this part 9 shall be required to secure an additional license under this part 9, but shall otherwise be subject to all the provisions of this part 9. A license previously issued shall, for all purposes, be considered a license issued by the board under this part 9.

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