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32-3631. Disciplinary proceedings; civil penalties
A. The rights of an applicant or holder under a license or certificate as a registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser may be revoked or suspended, or the holder of the license or certificate may otherwise be disciplined, including being placed on probation as prescribed by rule, in accordance with this chapter on any of the grounds set forth in this section. The superintendent may investigate the actions of a registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser in this state or in any other state and may revoke or suspend the rights of a license or certificate holder or otherwise discipline a registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser for any of the following acts or omissions:
1. Procuring or attempting to procure a license or certificate pursuant to this chapter by knowingly making a false statement, submitting false information, refusing to provide complete information in response to a question in an application for a license or certificate or committing any form of fraud or misrepresentation.
2. Failing to meet the minimum qualifications established by this chapter.
3. Paying or offering to pay money or other considerations other than as provided by this chapter to any member or employee of the department to procure a license or certificate under this chapter.
4. Being convicted, including based on a plea of guilty, of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties of a person developing appraisals and communicating appraisals to others, or being convicted of any felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.
5. Committing an act or omission involving dishonesty, fraud or misrepresentation with the intent to substantially benefit the license or certificate holder or another person or with the intent to substantially injure another person.
6. Violating any of the standards of the development or communication of appraisals as provided in this chapter.
7. Being negligent or incompetent as a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser in developing an appraisal, in preparing an appraisal report or in communicating an appraisal.
8. Wilfully disregarding or violating any provisions of this chapter or an order or rule of the superintendent for the administration and enforcement of this chapter.
9. Accepting an appraisal assignment if the employment itself is contingent on the appraiser reporting a predetermined estimate, analysis or opinion or if the fee to be paid is contingent on the opinion, conclusion or value reached or on the consequences resulting from the appraisal assignment.
10. Violating the confidential nature of any records to which the registered trainee appraiser or the state-licensed or state-certified appraiser gains access through employment or engagement as a registered trainee appraiser or an appraiser.
11. Having a final civil judgment entered against the person on grounds of fraud, misrepresentation or deceit in the making of any appraisal.
B. In a disciplinary proceeding based on a civil judgment, a registered trainee appraiser or state-licensed or state-certified appraiser may present matters in mitigation and extenuation.
C. The superintendent may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records, documents and other evidence necessary and relevant to an investigation or hearing.
D. The lapsing or suspension of a license or certificate by operation of law or by an order or decision of the superintendent or a court of law, or the voluntary surrender of a license or certificate by a license or certificate holder, shall not deprive the superintendent of jurisdiction to do either of the following within twenty-four months after the expiration of the license or certificate pursuant to section 32-3616:
1. Proceed with any investigation of or action or disciplinary proceeding against the license or certificate holder.
2. Render a decision suspending or revoking the license or certificate or denying the renewal or right of renewal of the license or certificate.
E. If the superintendent determines that a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser is in violation of this chapter, the superintendent may take disciplinary or remedial action and may impose a civil penalty not to exceed three thousand dollars per complaint filed with the superintendent pursuant to this chapter. All civil penalties collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the department revolving fund established by section 6-135.