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5 AN ACT RELATING TO REAL ESTATE; CHANGING THE DATE ON WHICH AN ORDER
6 OF THE DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE BECOMES EFFECTIVE; AND MAKING
7 TECHNICAL CHANGES.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 61-2-12, as last amended by Chapter 146, Laws of Utah 1993
11 61-2-21, as last amended by Chapter 225, Laws of Utah 1989
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
13 Section 1. Section 61-2-12 is amended to read:
14 61-2-12. Disciplinary action -- Judicial review.
15 (1) (a) Before imposing an educational requirement, a civil penalty, revoking, suspending,
16 placing on probation, or denying the renewal, reinstatement, or reissuance of any license or
17 certificate based on violation of Section 61-2-11 , the division shall give notice to the licensee or
18 certificate holder and schedule an adjudicative proceeding.
19 (b) If the licensee is an active sales agent or active associate broker, the division shall
20 inform the principal broker with whom the licensee is affiliated of the charge and of the time and
21 place of the hearing.
22 (c) If after the hearing the commission determines that any licensee or certificate holder
23 is guilty of a violation of this chapter, the license or certificate may be suspended, revoked, denied
24 reissuance, or a civil penalty may be imposed by written order of the commission in concurrence
25 with the director.
26 (2) (a) Any applicant, certificate holder, licensee, or person aggrieved, including the
27 complainant, may obtain judicial review or agency review by the executive director of any adverse
28 ruling, order, or decision of the director and the commission.
29 (b) If the applicant, certificate holder, or licensee prevails in the appeal and the court finds
30 that the state action was undertaken without substantial justification, the court may award
31 reasonable litigation expenses to the applicant, certificate holder, or licensee as provided under
32 Title 78, Chapter 27a, Small Business Equal Access to Justice Act.
33 (c) (i) [
34 effect [
35 service thereof unless otherwise provided in the order.
36 (ii) If an appeal is taken by a licensee, the division [
37 commission's action in accordance with the provisions of Section 63-46b-18 .
38 (iii) The appeal shall be governed by the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure.
39 (3) The commission and the director shall comply with the procedures and requirements
40 of Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act, in their adjudicative proceedings.
41 Section 2. Section 61-2-21 is amended to read:
42 61-2-21. Remedies and action for violations.
43 (1) (a) If the director has reason to believe that any person has been or is engaging in acts
44 constituting violations of this chapter, and if it appears to the director that it would be in the public
45 interest to stop such acts, he shall issue and serve upon the person an order directing that person
46 to cease and desist from those acts.
47 (b) Within ten days after receiving the order, the person upon whom the order is served
48 may request an adjudicative proceeding.
49 (c) Pending the hearing, the cease and desist order shall remain in effect.
50 (d) If a request for a hearing is made, the division shall follow the procedures and
51 requirements of Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act.
52 (2) (a) After the hearing, if the commission and the [
53 of the person violate this chapter, the [
54 desist order permanent.
55 (b) If no hearing is requested and if the person fails to cease the acts, or after discontinuing
56 the acts, again commences the acts, the [
57 Department of Commerce and the Division of Real Estate, in the district court in the county in
58 which the acts occurred or where the person resides or carries on business, to enjoin and restrain
59 the person from violating this chapter.
60 (c) The district courts of this state shall have jurisdiction of these suits.
61 (3) The remedies and action provided in this section may not interfere with, or prevent the
62 prosecution of, any other remedies or actions including criminal proceedings.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-26-99 8:30 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.