§ 19-9-3.1. Mortgage loan appraisers Relationship with lending institution.
(a) Every lending institution, that accepts an application for any residential mortgage loan or any commercial mortgage loan that requires an appraisal in order to process the loan, is not permitted to use an appraisal company that is either owned by or has directors, stockholders, or employees of that lending institution.
(b) Each lending institution doing business in the state pursuant to a charter or license issued under this title shall, upon request of the director of business regulation, or the director's designee, disclose to the director those appraisal companies with which the lending institution has an ownership interest or which have directors, stockholders, or employees of the lending institution.
(c) Any lending institution that maintains Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) insurance protection for its deposits is exempt from the provisions of this section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 128, § 5.)