2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 58-15-8 — Revocation, suspension and reinstatement of licenses.

58-15-8. Revocation, suspension and reinstatement of licenses.

A.     The director shall revoke no license issued hereunder unless he shall first serve upon the licensee a written notice which states in general the grounds therefor, together with the time and place of hearing, which shall be held not less than fifteen days after the mailing of such notice to the licensee by registered mail as provided in Subsection G of this section. Upon such hearing the director shall revoke any license issued hereunder if he finds that:   

(1)     the licensee, either knowingly or without the exercise of due care to prevent the same, has violated any provision of the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955 [this article] or any regulation or order made pursuant to and within the authority of the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955; or   

(2)     any fact or condition exists at the time of the proposed revocation which if it had existed at the time of the original application for such license, or any renewal thereof, clearly would have justified the director in refusing originally to issue such license.   

B.     If the director finds that probable cause for revocation of any license exists and that enforcement of the act requires immediate suspension of such license pending investigation, he may, upon three days' written notice by registered mail and a hearing, enter an order suspending such license for a period not exceeding thirty days.   

C.     Whenever the director shall revoke or suspend a license issued pursuant to the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955, he shall enter an order to that effect and forthwith in writing notify the licensee of such revocation or suspension by registered mail, which notice shall state the grounds therefor.   

D.     Any licensee may surrender any license by delivering it to the director with written notice of its surrender, but such surrender shall not affect his civil or criminal liability for acts committed prior thereto.   

E.     No revocation, suspension or surrender of any license shall impair or affect the obligation of any preexisting lawful contract between the licensee and any obligor thereon.   

F.     The director may reinstate any suspended license or issue a new license to a person whose license or licenses have been revoked if no fact or condition then exists which clearly would have justified the director in refusing originally to issue such license under the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955.   

G.     Wherever in the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955 provision is made for service of any notice by registered mail, such service shall be deemed complete upon deposit of such notice in the post office. For the purpose of this section, mailing of notice addressed to the person designated as the agent for service of process under Section 58-15-4 NMSA 1978 or the manager or person in charge of the licensed office shall be sufficient.   

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