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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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60A.972 VIATICAL SETTLEMENT BROKERS.
    Subdivision 1. License. A viatical settlement broker may not solicit a viatical settlement
contract without first obtaining a license from the commissioner of commerce.
    Subd. 2. Form. An applicant for a viatical settlement broker license shall submit an
application to the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
    Subd. 3. Fees. The licensing fee for a viatical settlement broker is $750 for initial licensure
and $250 for each annual renewal. Failure to pay the renewal fee within the time required by the
commissioner results in an automatic revocation of the license. The fees must be limited to
the cost of license administration and enforcement and must be deposited in the state treasury,
credited to a special account, and appropriated to the commissioner.
    Subd. 4. License limitation. The license is a limited license which allows solicitation only
of viatical settlements.
    Subd. 5. License revocation. The commissioner may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the
license of a viatical settlement broker if the commissioner finds that:
(1) there was any misrepresentation in the application for a license;
(2) the broker has been found guilty of fraudulent or dishonest practices, has been found
guilty of a felony or a misdemeanor of which criminal fraud is an element, or is otherwise shown
to be untrustworthy or incompetent;
(3) the licensee has placed or attempted to place a viatical settlement with a viatical
settlement provider not licensed in this state; or
(4) the licensee has violated any of the provisions of sections 60A.961 to 60A.974.
    Subd. 6. Agent. In the absence of a written agreement making the broker the viator's agent,
viatical settlement brokers are presumed to be agents of viatical settlement providers.
    Subd. 7. Compensation prohibited. A viatical settlement broker must not, without the
written agreement of the viator obtained before performing any services in connection with a
viatical settlement, seek or obtain any compensation from the viator.
History: 1995 c 151 s 13; 1999 c 250 art 3 s 7

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