2010 Tennessee Code
Title 45 - Banks And Financial Institutions
Chapter 13 - Tennessee Residential Lending, Brokerage and Servicing Act
Part 2 - Licensing of Mortgage Lenders, Mortgage Loan Brokers and Mortgage Loan Servicers
45-13-202 - Application for license Investigation fee.

45-13-202. Application for license Investigation fee.

(a)  The application for a license under § 45-13-201(a) shall be in writing, under oath and in the form prescribed by the commissioner and shall contain the following:

     (1)  The name and principal business address in this state of the applicant, the principal business address, if any, outside of this state of the applicant and all addresses within this state at which the applicant is conducting or intends to conduct business;

     (2)  If the applicant is other than a corporation, the form of the legal entity, such as sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, trust or other legal entity, and the name and address, as applicable, of the sole proprietor, general partner or partners, joint venturer, grantor or other principal, as may be defined by and required by the commissioner;

     (3)  If the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of each executive officer and each director, the registered agent for service of process and each stockholder owning or controlling through voting trust or other agreement ten percent (10%) or more of the outstanding capital stock of the corporation;

     (4)  Whether the applicant seeks licensure as a mortgage lender, mortgage loan broker, mortgage loan servicer or any combination of mortgage lender, mortgage loan broker and mortgage loan servicer; and

     (5)  Other information that the commissioner may reasonably request pertaining to the activities of the applicant as a mortgage lender, mortgage loan broker or mortgage loan servicer.

(b)  Each applicant for a license pursuant to § 45-13-201(a) shall pay to the commissioner, at the time of making the application, a nonrefundable investigation fee of one hundred dollars ($100).

(c)  As a condition of licensure under this section, the commissioner may by rule require that each individual who is an officer, partner, managing member, managing principal or branch manager, or possesses control of the applicant as defined in § 45-13-105, or any other individual associated with the applicant as is reasonably necessary to meet the purposes of this chapter, successfully complete pre-licensure testing or education courses, or both, approved by the commissioner. This subsection (c) shall not apply to renewals of existing licenses.

(d)  The commissioner is authorized to require an applicant for a license under § 45-13-201(a) to consent to a criminal history records check and to provide with the application fingerprints in a form acceptable to the commissioner. The commissioner may require the consent and fingerprints from any individual who is an officer, partner, managing member, managing principal, branch manager or ultimate equitable owner of ten percent (10%) or more of the applicant, as well as from any other individual associated with the applicant as is reasonably necessary to meet the purposes of this chapter. No application shall be deemed complete until the consent and fingerprints have been submitted, and the refusal of any person to consent to a criminal history records check or to provide fingerprints as allowed by this subsection (d) constitutes grounds for the commissioner to deny licensure to the applicant.

(e)  Any criminal history records check conducted under subsection (d) shall be conducted by the Tennessee bureau of investigation or the federal bureau of investigation, or both, and the results of the criminal history records check shall be forwarded to the commissioner. The reasonable costs incurred in conducting the criminal history records check shall be paid by the applicant, in addition to any other application and investigative fees required by this section.

[Acts 2009, ch. 499, § 8.]  

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