TITLE 19
Financial institutions

CHAPTER 19-14
Licensed Activities

SECTION 19-14-3


§ 19-14-3 Application for license.

(a) The application for a license shall be in the form prescribed by the director and shall contain the name and address or addresses where the business of the applicant is located and if the applicant is a partnership, association, corporation or other form of business organization, the names and addresses of each member, director and principal officer thereof or any individual acting in the capacity of the manager of an office location. Such application shall also include a description of the activities of the applicant, in such detail and for such periods as the director may require, as well as such further information as the director may require. The director may require a background investigation of each applicant for a license by means of fingerprint checks pursuant to Rhode Island general laws §§ 19-14-7 and 42-14-14, utilizing the federal bureau of investigation, or other agency as determined by the director for state and national criminal history record checks. If the applicant is a partnership, association, corporation or other form of business organization, the director may require a background investigation by means of fingerprint checks on each member, director, trustee or principal officer of such applicant and any individual acting in the capacity of the manager of an office location. The director will determine by rule those items of information appearing on a criminal records check that will constitute disqualifying information and therefore render the applicant ineligible for licensing under this chapter in accordance with the provisions of § 19-14-7. Receipt of criminal history record information by a private entity is prohibited. Each application for a license shall be accompanied by an investigation fee. The applicant at the time of making application shall pay to the director or the director's designee the sum of one half (1/2) of the annual license fee as a fee for investigating the application. If the application for license is approved, the applicant shall pay a fee equal to the annual license fee as provided in this chapter. The license shall be continuous and the license fee shall cover the period through December 31 of each year. The annual license fee for any application approved after November 1 of any given year shall satisfy the annual license fee requirement through the end of the next succeeding calendar year ending December 31. The director or the director's designee is authorized to participate in a multi-state licensing system for licensees. The director may establish requirements for participation by an applicant for a license or a person licensed under this chapter. Any such requirements that may be established by the director shall be published on the website of the department of business regulation. Upon implementation, participation by an applicant for a license or by a person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall be mandatory. The applicant may be required to an additional fee for a license or other participation in such multi-state licensing system.

(b) [Reserved].

(c) [Reserved].

(d) Any license issued under the provisions of former § 5-66-2 shall remain in full force and effect until its expiration and shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(e) An applicant for issuance of a mortgage loan originator license shall file with the director or the director's designee evidence acceptable to the director or the director's designee that said applicant has complied with the provisions of §§ 19-14.10-5, 19-14.10-7 and 19-14.10-8.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 82, § 52; P.L. 2004, ch. 579, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 243, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 291, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 16, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 244, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 251, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 148, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 64, § 1.)