2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 58: Financial Institutions and Regulations
Article 15: Small Loan Business, 58-15-1 through 58-15-39
Section 58-15-11: Regulations and orders; certified copies.
58-15-11. Regulations and orders; certified copies.
A. The director has authority to make reasonable regulations and orders for the administration and enforcement of the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955 [58-15-31 NMSA 1978] and is expressly authorized to make regulations and orders governing the conduct of all licensees' operations, including the method and manner of selling, handling and writing, in connection with any loan, any form of insurance by the licensee or any agent or employee in the office of the licensee or of any other firm, person or corporation associated or affiliated with the licensee or operating in the same building in which the business of the licensee is conducted. Every regulation shall be promulgated by an order, and any ruling, demand, requirement or similar administrative act may be promulgated by an order. Every order shall be in writing, referenced to the section under which it is issued, shall state its effective date and the date of its promulgation and shall be entered in an indexed permanent book that shall be a public record. A copy of every order promulgating a regulation and of every other order containing a requirement of general application shall be mailed to each licensee at least fifteen days before the effective date of the order.
B. The director is expressly authorized to make regulations and orders, in accordance with the provisions of Subsection A of this section, governing the conduct of licensees in making loans to consumers. Such regulations may address, consistent with the provisions of Sections 58-15-32 through 58-15-38 NMSA 1978, all aspects of loans to consumers and shall specifically address:
(1) the cost of loans, including fees and interest rates;
(2) the terms of loans, including amount, length, renewals, rescission, payments and security;
(3) required disclosures to consumers;
(4) methods of collection on loans in default; and
(5) methods of verifying consumer eligibility for loans and licensee compliance with the New Mexico Small Loan Act of 1955 and regulations promulgated pursuant to that act.
C. On application of any person and payment of the cost thereof, the director shall furnish, under the director's seal and signed by the director or the director's deputy, a certified copy of any license, regulation or order. In any court or proceeding, the copy shall be prima facie evidence of the fact of the issuance of a license, regulation or order.
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