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6-944. Issuance of license; renewal; branch office license; application; fee
A. If the superintendent determines that the applicant has met the requirements set forth in section 6-943, subsection C, is qualified and has paid the fees, the superintendent shall issue a mortgage banker's license to the applicant evidenced by a continuous certificate. The license is not transferable or assignable. An applicant who has been denied a license may not reapply for such a license before one year from the date of the previous application. A person may not acquire control of a licensee through a stock purchase or other device without the prior written consent of the superintendent. Written consent shall not be given if the superintendent finds that any of the grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of a license as set forth in section 6-945 are applicable to the acquiring person. For the purposes of this subsection, "control" means the power to vote more than twenty per cent of outstanding voting shares of a licensed corporation, partnership, association or trust.
B. For licenses approved on or before March 31, 2009, a licensee shall make an application and pay the renewal fee set forth in section 6-126 on or before March 31, 2009 but not sooner than February 1, 2009 and on or before December 31 for subsequent years beginning in 2009. Licenses not renewed by March 31, 2009 are suspended, and the licensee shall not act as a mortgage banker until the license is renewed or a new license is issued pursuant to this article. A person may renew a suspended license by paying the renewal fee plus twenty-five dollars for each day after March 31, 2009 that a license renewal fee is not received by the department and making application for renewal as prescribed by the superintendent. Licenses which are not renewed by April 30, 2009 expire. A license shall not be granted to the holder of an expired license except as provided in this article for the issuance of an original license.
C. For licenses approved after or renewed on March 31, 2009, a licensee shall pay the renewal fee on or before December 31, beginning in 2009. Licenses not renewed by December 31 are suspended, and the licensee shall not act as a mortgage banker until the license is renewed or a new license is issued pursuant to this article. A person may renew a suspended license by paying the renewal fee plus twenty-five dollars for each day after December 31 that a license renewal fee is not received by the superintendent and applying for renewal as prescribed by the superintendent. Licenses that are not renewed by January 31 expire. A license shall not be granted to the holder of an expired license except as provided in this article for the issuance of an original license.
D. A licensee shall prominently display the mortgage banker license in the office of the mortgage banker.
E. Every licensed mortgage banker shall designate and maintain a principal place of business in this state for the transaction of business. The license shall specify the address of the principal place of business. If a licensee wishes to maintain one or more locations in addition to a principal place of business, the licensee shall first obtain a branch office license from the superintendent and designate a person for each branch office to oversee the operations of that office. The licensee shall submit a fee as prescribed in section 6-126 for each branch office license. If the superintendent determines that the applicant is qualified, the superintendent shall issue a branch office license indicating the address of the branch office. The licensee shall conspicuously display the branch office license in the branch office. If the address of the principal place of business or of any branch office is changed, the licensee shall notify the superintendent before the change and the superintendent shall endorse the change of address on the license for a fee as prescribed in section 6-126.