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32-2423. Application for agency license; financial responsibility; notice and opportunity to supply additional information
A. Every application for an original or renewal agency license to engage in the private investigator business shall set forth verified information to assist the department in determining the applicant's ability to meet the requirements prescribed in this chapter and shall contain the following:
1. The full name and business address of the applicant.
2. The name under which the applicant intends to do business.
3. A statement as to the general nature of the business in which the applicant intends to engage.
4. If the applicant is other than an individual, the full name and residence address of each of its associates.
5. A verified statement of the applicant's experience and qualifications.
6. Photographs of the applicant of a number and type prescribed by the department.
7. Fingerprints of the applicant of a quality and number prescribed by the department for the purpose of obtaining state and federal criminal records checks pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-544. The department may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation. The department may conduct periodic state criminal history checks to ensure continued qualification under this chapter.
8. Such other information, evidence, statements or documents as the director may reasonably require.
9. The fee prescribed pursuant to section 32-2407.
B. Before the issuance of an original or renewal agency license the applicant shall provide to the department:
1. A surety bond in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars.
2. A certificate of workers' compensation insurance, if applicable.
C. The bond shall be executed and acknowledged by the applicant as principal and by a corporation licensed to transact fidelity and surety business in this state as surety. The bond shall be continuous in form and shall run concurrently with the license period. The bond required by this section shall be in favor of the state for the benefit of any person injured by any acts of a private investigator or the private investigator’s agency or employees and is subject to claims by any person who is injured by these acts.
D. The department shall cancel the agency license of any licensed agency on the cancellation of the surety bond. The qualifying party may reinstate the license on filing:
1. A surety bond that is concurrent with the remainder of the license period.
2. Payment of the reinstatement fee prescribed pursuant to section 32-2407.
E. If an application is incomplete, the department shall notify the applicant pursuant to section 41-1074. If the department requires additional information to make a decision on licensure, the department shall notify the applicant pursuant to section 41-1075. The department shall send notices under this subsection to the applicant’s last known residential address and shall include sufficient information to assist the applicant in completing the application process. The applicant has forty-five calendar days from the date of notification to provide the additional documentation. If the applicant fails to respond within forty-five calendar days, the application and any certificates issued are automatically suspended until the department receives the necessary documentation to approve or deny the application.