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60A.9573 LICENSE REVOCATION AND DENIAL.

Subdivision 1.Grounds.

The commissioner may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew the license of a viatical settlement provider, viatical settlement broker, or viatical settlement investment agent if the commissioner finds that:

(1) there was any material misrepresentation in the application for the license;

(2) the licensee or any officer, partner, member, or key management personnel has been convicted of fraudulent or dishonest practices, is subject to a final administrative action, or is otherwise shown to be untrustworthy or incompetent;

(3) the viatical settlement provider demonstrates a pattern of unreasonable payments to viators;

(4) the licensee or any officer, partner, member, or key management personnel has been found guilty of, or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to, any felony, or to a misdemeanor involving fraud or moral turpitude, regardless of whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court;

(5) the viatical settlement provider has entered into any viatical settlement contract that has not been approved pursuant to sections 60A.957 to 60A.9585;

(6) the viatical settlement provider has failed to honor contractual obligations set out in a viatical settlement contract or a viatical settlement purchase agreement;

(7) the licensee no longer meets the requirements for initial licensure;

(8) the viatical settlement provider has assigned, transferred, or pledged a viaticated policy to a person other than a viatical settlement provider licensed in this state, a viatical settlement purchaser, an accredited investor or qualified institutional buyer as defined respectively in Rule 501(a) or Rule 144A promulgated under the federal Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a financing entity, a special purpose entity, or a related provider trust; or

(9) the licensee or any officer, partner, member, or key management personnel has violated any provision of sections 60A.957 to 60A.9585.

Subd. 2.Bad faith by broker or producer.

The commissioner may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the license of a viatical settlement broker or a life insurance producer operating as a viatical settlement broker pursuant to sections 60A.957 to 60A.9585 if the commissioner finds that the viatical settlement broker or life insurance producer has violated the provisions of sections 60A.957 to 60A.9585 or has otherwise engaged in bad faith conduct with one or more viators.

Subd. 3.License enforcement actions.

Section 45.027 applies to any action taken by the commissioner to deny a license application or suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the license of a viatical settlement provider, viatical settlement broker, or viatical settlement investment agent, or suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license of a life insurance producer operating as a viatical settlement broker pursuant to sections 60A.957 to 60A.9585.

History:

2009 c 62 s 4

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