2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-3-505. Hearing examiner - Powers - Reinstatement - Certain disclosures required of licensee.
(1) The Administrator of Consumer Credit shall appoint an independent hearing examiner to conduct all administrative hearings involving alleged violations of this title. The independent hearing examiner shall have authority to exercise all powers granted by Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act in conducting hearings. The independent hearing examiner shall recommend penalties authorized by this title and issue proposed orders, with proposed findings of fact and proposed conclusions of law, to the Administrator pursuant to Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act. The Administrator shall review the proposed order and issue a final agency order in accordance with Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act. The costs of the hearing examiner may be assessed by the hearing examiner against the respondent, unless the respondent is the prevailing party. Any person aggrieved by a final agency order of the Administrator may obtain judicial review in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. The jurisdiction and venue of any such action shall be in the district court of Oklahoma County.
(2) The Administrator may, after notice and hearing, censure, probate, suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any license, or in addition to or in lieu of censure, probation, suspension or revocation, order refunds for unlawful charges if the Administrator finds that:
(a)The licensee has failed to pay the annual license fee imposed by this title, or an examination fee, investigation fee or other fee or charge imposed by the Administrator under the authority of this title,
(b)The licensee, either knowingly or without the exercise of due care to prevent the same, has violated any provision of this title or any regulation or order lawfully made pursuant to and within the authority of this title, or
(c)Any fact or condition exists which, if it had existed or had been known to exist at the time of the original application for such license, clearly would have justified the Administrator in refusing to issue such license.
(3) Any licensee may surrender any license by delivering it to the Administrator with written notice of its surrender, but such surrender shall not affect the administrative, civil or criminal liability for acts committed prior thereto.
(4) No revocation, suspension, or surrender of any license shall impair or affect the obligation of any preexisting lawful contract between the licensee and any borrower.
(5) The Administrator may reinstate suspended licenses or issue new licenses to a person whose license or licenses have been revoked if no fact or condition then exists which clearly would have justified the Administrator or the independent hearing examiner in refusing originally to issue such license under this part.
(6) Every licensee shall notify the Administrator of the conviction of or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any felony within thirty (30) days after the plea is taken and also within thirty (30) days of the entering of an order of judgment and sentencing and shall notify the Administrator of any administrative action resulting in revocation, suspension, or amendment of a license taken against the licensee in another state within thirty (30) days of the entering of the administrative order in that state.
Added by Laws 1969, c. 352, § 3-505, eff. July 1, 1969. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 217, § 17, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2010, c. 415, § 3, eff. July 1, 2010; Laws 2015, c. 319, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.