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    Subdivision 1. Notice of debt to licensing authority. The state of Minnesota or a political
subdivision may not issue, transfer, or renew, and must revoke a license for the conduct of
any profession, trade, or business, if the commissioner notifies the licensing authority that the
licensee, applicant, or employer owes any amount due under this chapter or section 116L.20, of
$500 or more. A licensing authority that has received such a notice may issue, transfer, renew, or
not revoke the license only if the licensing authority has received a copy of the debt clearance
certificate issued by the commissioner.
    Subd. 2. Debt clearance certificate. The commissioner may issue a debt clearance
certificate only if:
(1) the licensee has fully paid any amounts due under this chapter or section 116L.20; or
(2) the licensee has entered into an agreement to pay the total amount due and is current
with all the terms of that agreement.
    Subd. 3. Definition. For the purposes of this section, "licensee" means:
(1) an individual if the license is issued to or in the name of an individual, or the corporation,
limited liability company, or partnership if the license is issued to or in the name of a corporation,
limited liability company, or partnership; or
(2) an officer of a corporation, manager of a limited liability company, or a member of a
partnership, or an individual who is liable for amounts due under this chapter or section 116L.20,
either for the entity that the license is at issue or for another entity that the liability was incurred,
or personally as a licensee. "Licensee" includes both the transferor and the transferee of the
license and any holder of a license.
    Subd. 4. Notice and right to hearing. At least 30 calendar days before the commissioner
notifies a licensing authority, a notice of action under this section shall be sent to the licensee by
mail or electronic transmission. If the licensee disputes the action, the licensee must appeal within
30 calendar days after the sending of the notice to the licensee. The only issue on any appeal is
whether the commissioner has complied with the requirements of this section. Proceedings on the
appeal shall be conducted in accordance with section 268.105.
    Subd. 5. Licensing authority; duties. Upon request, the licensing authority shall provide the
commissioner with a list of all licensees, including the name, address, business name and address,
Social Security number, and business identification number. The commissioner may request a
list of the licensees no more than once each calendar year. Regardless of section 268.19, the
commissioner may release information necessary to accomplish this section.
History: 1987 c 385 s 37; 1994 c 488 s 8; 1995 c 54 s 20; 1996 c 417 s 26,27; 1997 c 66 s
79,80; 1999 c 107 s 34; 2000 c 343 s 4; 1Sp2003 c 3 art 2 s 20; 2004 c 183 s 41

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