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House Bill 1176

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1176 (Updated April 22, 2009 1:39 pm - DI 84)

Residential mortgage lending practices. Provides that in the case of a first lien mortgage transaction or a home loan that: (1) is closed after June 30, 2009; and (2) has an interest rate that is subject to change during the term of the loan; the creditor may not contract for and may not charge the debtor or borrower a prepayment fee or penalty. Provides that a person shall not corrupt or improperly influence, or attempt to corrupt or improperly influence, a real estate appraiser or an appraisal. Provides that a proposed new notice that is to be: (1) prescribed by the attorney general's homeowner protection unit; and (2) provided by a creditor to a prospective borrower not later than three business days after the creditor's receipt of the borrower's mortgage loan application; must include a statement of a borrower's right under the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to inspect the HUD-1 or HUD-1A settlement statement during the business day immediately preceding settlement. Provides that the annual report provided by the mortgage lending and fraud prevention task force to the legislative council must include the following information for the most recent state fiscal year: (1) The number of complaints or reports received by the unit concerning suspected violations of the prohibition against corrupting or improperly influencing a real estate appraiser or an appraisal. (2) A breakdown of the sources of the complaints or reports, based on the complainants' interest in or relationship to the real estate transactions upon which the complaints or reports are based. (3) A description of any disciplinary or enforcement actions taken, or criminal prosecutions pursued, in connection with the complaints or reports received. Sets forth certain penalties and enforcement procedures for violations of the provisions concerning real estate appraisals. Requires a foreclosure consultant to retain all records related to services performed on behalf of a homeowner for at least three years after the termination or conclusion of the foreclosure consultant contract. Prohibits a person from engaging in, or soliciting to engage in, a real estate or mortgage transaction without a permit or license required by law. Prohibits a person from making certain representations with respect to: (1) a mortgage or real estate transaction; or (2) the property that is the subject of the transaction; if the representation is not true and the person knows or reasonably should know that the representation is not true. Provides that a practitioner of a licensed profession who has been subjected to disciplinary sanctions by the board that regulates the profession may be required to pay the costs of any real estate review appraisal obtained in connection with the disciplinary proceedings. Provides that a violation of the statutes concerning: (1) credit service organizations; and (2) mortgage rescue protection fraud; by a person licensed or required to be licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker is a violation of the statute governing the regulation of real estate salespersons and brokers and is subject to certain specified enforcement procedures and sanctions. Specifies that the board that regulates a licensed profession may not approve the surrender of a practitioner's license if the attorney general's office: (1) has filed an administrative complaint concerning the practitioner's license; and (2) opposes the surrender.
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