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332.20 Suspending, revoking, or refusing to renew license.

Subdivision 1. Procedure. The commissioner may revoke, suspend or refuse to renew any license issued hereunder, for cause as defined in this section. Revocation or refusal to renew shall be upon notice and hearing as prescribed in the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act, Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.57 to 14.69. Said notice shall set a time for hearing before the commissioner not less than 20 nor more than 30 days after service of such notice, provided, the licensee may waive such 20 day minimum. The commissioner may, in such notice, suspend the license for a period not to exceed 60 days. Unless the notice states that the license is suspended, pending the determination of the main issue, the licensee may continue to transact business until the final decision of the commissioner. If the license is so suspended, the commissioner shall hold a hearing and render a final determination within 10 days of a request by the licensee. If the commissioner fails to do so, the suspension shall terminate and be of no force or effect.

Subd. 2. Cause. The commissioner may revoke, suspend and refuse to renew any license hereunder on finding that:

(a) any licensee has failed to pay any fee required herein, or to maintain in effect the bond required under the provisions of sections 332.12 to 332.29 or failed to comply with any order, decision or finding of the commissioner made pursuant to and within the authority of sections 332.12 to 332.29; or that

(b) the licensee has violated any provisions of sections 332.12 to 332.29 or any rule or direction lawfully made by the commissioner under and within the authority of sections 332.12 to 332.29; or that

(c) any material fact or condition exists which, if it had existed at the time of the original application for a license, would have warranted the commissioner in refusing its issuance; or that

(d) any applicant or party to an application has made any false statement or representation to the commissioner in applying for a license hereunder.

Subd. 3. Notification of interested persons. After the notice and hearing required in subdivision 1 hereof, upon issuing an order revoking a license, the commissioner may notify all individuals who have contracts with the affected licensee and all creditors who have agreed to a plan of forbearance that such license has been revoked and that said order is subject to appeal.

Subd. 4. Receive funds of licensee. When an order is issued revoking or refusing to renew a license, the commissioner shall apply to the district court for appointment of a receiver to receive the assets of the licensee pending a final determination of the validity of said order.

HIST: 1969 c 1120 s 9; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 384 art 2 s 1