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32-2188.04. Final decision and order on claim; notice
A. The commissioner shall make a final written decision and order on a claim within ninety calendar days after receiving a completed application except in the following cases:
1. A proration hearing is pending under section 32-2188, subsection H.
2. An application is deficient or fails to comply substantially with the requirements of section 32-2188 or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter as determined pursuant to section 32-2188.02. The ninety day time period begins under this subsection when the department receives an application that is substantially complete.
3. The claimant agrees in writing to extend the time for making a decision.
B. If the commissioner fails to render a written decision and order on a claim within ninety calendar days, or within an extended period of time provided under subsection A of this section, the claim is considered to be approved on the day following the final day for rendering the decision.
C. The commissioner may approve or deny an application or may enter into a compromise with the claimant to pay less in settlement than the full amount of the claim. If the claimant refuses to accept a settlement offered by the commissioner, the commissioner shall deny the claim.
D. The commissioner shall give notice of a decision and order with respect to the claim to the claimant and to any judgment debtor who has filed a timely response to the claim pursuant to section 32-2188.01 as follows:
1. If the commissioner denies the application, the notice shall include the following:
The claimant's application has been denied. If the claimant wishes to pursue the application in court, the claimant must file the application in the court in which the underlying judgment was entered within six months after receiving this notice, pursuant to section 32-2188.05, Arizona Revised Statutes.
2. If the commissioner's decision is to make a payment to the claimant out of the real estate recovery fund, the following notice shall be given to the judgment debtor with a copy of the decision and order of the commissioner:
The decision of the Arizona state real estate commissioner on the claim of (name of claimant) is to pay $_________ from the real estate recovery fund. A copy of that decision and order is enclosed.
Pursuant to section 32-2188, subsection I, Arizona Revised Statutes, all of your licenses and license rights under title 32, chapter 20, Arizona Revised Statutes, will be terminated effective on the date of the payment, and you will not be eligible to apply for reinstatement of any of those licenses until you have satisfied the underlying judgment and reimbursed the real estate recovery fund for this payment, including interest at the prevailing legal rate.
If you desire a judicial review of the commissioner's decision and order or the termination of your licenses and license rights, you may petition the superior court, in the county in which the judgment that is the basis of this claim was rendered, for a judicial review. To be timely, you must file the petition with the court within 30 calendar days after receiving this notice.