2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
General - Continued
Article 61 - Real Estate
Part 9 - Mortgage Loan Originators
§ 12-61-904. Exemptions - rules

CO Rev Stat § 12-61-904 (2016) What's This?

(1) Except as otherwise provided in section 12-61-905.5, this part 9 does not apply to the following, unless otherwise determined by the federal bureau of consumer financial protection or the United States department of housing and urban development:

(a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2010, (HB 10-1141), ch. 280, p. 1289, § 10, effective August 11, 2010.)

(b) With respect to a residential mortgage loan:

(I) A person, estate, or trust that provides mortgage financing for the sale of no more than three properties in any twelve-month period to purchasers of such properties, each of which is owned by such person, estate, or trust and serves as security for the loan; or

(II) A parent who acts as a loan originator in providing loan financing to his or her child.

(c) A bank and a savings association as these terms are defined in the "Federal Deposit Insurance Act", a subsidiary that is owned and controlled by a bank or savings association, employees of a bank or savings association, employees of a subsidiary that is owned and controlled by a bank or savings association, credit unions, and employees of credit unions;

(d) An attorney who renders services in the course of practice, who is licensed in Colorado, and who is not primarily engaged in the business of negotiating residential mortgage loans;

(e) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 1716, § 2, effective June 1, 2007, and p. 1734, § 6, effective January 1, 2008.)

(f) A person who:

(I) Funds a residential mortgage loan that has been originated and processed by a licensed person or by an exempt person;

(II) Does not solicit borrowers in Colorado for the purpose of making residential mortgage loans; and

(III) Does not participate in the negotiation of residential mortgage loans with the borrower, except for setting the terms under which a person may buy or fund a residential mortgage loan originated by a licensed or exempt person;

(g) A loan processor or underwriter who is not an independent contractor and who does not represent to the public that the individual can or will perform any activities of a mortgage loan originator. As used in this paragraph (g), "represent to the public" means communicating, through advertising or other means of communicating or providing information, including the use of business cards, stationery, brochures, signs, rate lists, or other promotional items, that the individual is able to provide a particular service or activity for a consumer.

(h) To the extent that it is providing programs benefitting affordable housing dwelling units, an agency of the federal government, the Colorado government, or any of Colorado's political subdivisions or employees of an agency of the federal government, of the Colorado government, or of any of Colorado's political subdivisions;

(i) Quasi-government agencies, HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, or employees of quasi-government agencies or HUD-approved housing counseling agencies;

(j) Community development organizations or employees of community development organizations;

(k) Self-help housing organizations or employees of self-help housing organizations or volunteers acting as an agent of self-help housing organizations;

(l) A person licensed under part 1 of this article who represents a person, estate, or trust providing mortgage financing under paragraph (b) of this subsection (1).

(2) The exemptions in subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to persons acting beyond the scope of such exemptions.

(3) The board may adopt reasonable rules modifying the exemptions in this section in accordance with rules adopted by the federal bureau of consumer financial protection or the United States department of housing and urban development.

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