Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 34203

This rule was published in the November 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Commerce, Real Estate

Rule R162-10

Administrative Procedures

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Repeal)

DAR File No.: 34203
Filed: 11/01/2010 03:54:36 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The substantive elements of this rule have been incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f. Therefore, this rule is no longer needed. (DAR NOTE: The proposed new Rule R162-2f is under DAR No. 34191 in this issue, November 15, 2010, of the Bulletin.)

Summary of the rule or change:

The rule is repealed in its entirety.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 61-2f-103(1)(a)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to the state budget is anticipated from this filing.

local governments:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to local governments is anticipated from this filing.

small businesses:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to small businesses is anticipated from this filing.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to affected persons is anticipated from this filing.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

In repealing this rule, the division and commission relieve affected persons of any obligation to comply with it. There are no compliance costs.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated from this rule repeal as the substance of these provisions is contained in the new Rule R162-2f proposed by the Division.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Commerce
Real Estate
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at jjonsson@utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

12/15/2010

This rule may become effective on:

12/22/2010

Authorized by:

Deanna Sabey, Director

RULE TEXT

R162. Commerce, Real Estate.

[ R162-10. Administrative Procedures.

R162-10-1. Formal Adjudicative Proceedings.

10.1. Any adjudicative proceeding as to the following matters shall be conducted as a formal adjudicative proceeding:

10.1.1. The revocation or suspension of any registration issued pursuant to the Time Share and Camp Resort Act, or the imposition of a fine against the registrant.

10.1.2. The revocation or suspension of any registration issued pursuant to the Utah Uniform Land Sales Practices Act, or the imposition of a fine against the registrant.

10.1.3. Any proceedings conducted subsequent to the issuance of cease and desist orders.

 

R162-10-2. Informal Adjudicative Proceedings.

10.2. Any adjudicative proceedings as to the following matters shall be conducted on an informal basis:

10.2.1. The issuance of a real estate license, the renewal of an active, inactive or expired license, or the activation of an inactive license.

10.2.2. Any action on a sales agent's license based upon the revocation or suspension of a principal broker's license or the failure of the principal broker to renew his license.

10.2.3. The issuance of renewal or certification of real estate schools or instructors.

10.2.4. The revocation of a real estate license due to payment made from the Real Estate Recovery Fund.

10.2.5. The issuance or renewal of registration pursuant to the Land Sales Practices Act.

10.2.6. The exemption from, or the amendment of, registration pursuant to the Land Sales Practices Act.

10.2.7. The issuance or renewal of any registration pursuant to the Time Share and Camp Resort Act.

10.2.8. Any waiver of, or exemption from, registration requirements pursuant to the Time Share and Camp Resort Act.

10.2.9. The issuance of any declaratory order determining the applicability of a statute, rule or order when enforcement or implementation of the statute, rule or order lies within the jurisdiction of the Division of Real Estate.

10.2.10. The post-revocation hearing following the revocation of license pursuant to Utah Code Section 61-2-9(1)(e)(i) for failure to accurately disclose a criminal history.

10.2.11. A hearing on whether or not a licensee or certificate holder whose license or certificate was issued or renewed on probationary status has violated the condition of that probation.

10.2.12. Except as provided in Section 63G-4-502, a disciplinary action commenced by the Division following investigation of a complaint.

 

R162-10-3. Proceedings Not Designated.

10.3. All adjudicative proceedings as to any other matters not specifically listed herein shall be conducted on an informal basis.

 

R162-10-4. Hearings Required in Informal Adjudicative Proceedings.

10.4.1 A post-revocation hearing will be held if a licensee whose license has been automatically revoked pursuant to U.C.A. Section 61-2-9(1)(e)(i) files a timely request for a hearing to challenge the revocation.

10.4.2 Hearings will be held in all proceedings commenced by the Division for disciplinary action pursuant to U.C.A. Section 61-2-12 following investigation of a complaint by the Division.

 

R162-10-5. Procedures for Hearings in All Informal Adjudicative Proceedings.

10.5.1 The procedures to be followed in all informal adjudicative proceedings shall be as set forth in Title 63G, Chapter 4, Utah Administrative Procedures Act, the Department of Commerce Administrative Procedures Act Rules, Utah Administrative Code Section R151-46b, and in this Section R162-10-5.

10.5.2 Assistance of Administrative Law Judge. In any proceeding under this subsection, the Commission and the Division may, but shall not be required to, delegate a hearing to an Administrative Law Judge or request that an Administrative Law Judge assist the Commission and the Division in conducting the hearing. Any delegation of a hearing to an Administrative Law Judge or any request for assistance from an Administrative Law Judge shall be in writing.

10.5.3 Discovery. Discovery is prohibited, but the Division may issue subpoenas or other orders to compel production of necessary and relevant evidence upon written request to the Division. Parties shall have access to information gathered during an investigation by the Division to the extent permitted by Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act, and other applicable laws. The Division shall provide the information within 15 days of receipt of the written request. Information that will not be provided by the Division to a party includes the Division's Investigative Report, draft documents, attorney/client communications, materials containing an attorney's work product, materials containing the investigators' thought processes or analysis, or internal Division forms and memoranda. The Division may decline to provide a party with information it has already provided to that party.

10.5.4 Intervention. Intervention is prohibited.

10.5.5 Notice of hearing. Upon the scheduling of a hearing by the Division, the Division shall mail written notice of the date, time, and place scheduled for the hearing. If the respondent in a proceeding commenced by the Division is an actively licensed sales agent or associate broker, the Division shall mail a copy of the notice of hearing to the principal broker with whom the respondent is licensed.

10.5.6 Hearings. Hearings shall be open to all parties, except that a hearing may be conducted in a closed session which is not open to the public if the presiding officer closes the hearing pursuant to Title 63G, Chapter 4, the Utah Administrative Procedures Act or Title 52, Chapter 4, the Open and Public Meetings Act.

10.5.7 Witnesses. A party to a proceeding may request that the Division subpoena witnesses or documents on the party's behalf by making a written request to the Division. The Division will thereafter generate the witness subpoenas and furnish them to the party requesting them. The party who has requested that a witness be subpoenaed shall bear the cost of service of the subpoena upon the witness, and the witness fee and mileage to be paid to the witness.

10.5.8 Representation by counsel. The respondent in a proceeding commenced by the Division, or the requestor in a proceeding commenced by a request for agency action, may be represented by counsel and shall have the opportunity to testify, present witnesses and other evidence, and comment on the issues.

10.5.9 Record. The Division shall cause a record to be made of the hearing by audio or video recorder, or by a certified shorthand reporter. Any party to the proceeding, at his own expense, may have a reporter approved by the Division prepare a transcript from the Division's record of the proceedings.

10.5.10 Orders. Within a reasonable time after the close of a proceeding, the presiding officer shall issue a signed order in writing that states the decision, the reasons for the decision, a notice of any right of administrative or judicial review available to the parties, and the time limits for filing an appeal or requesting a review. The Order shall be based on the facts appearing in the Division's files and on the facts presented in evidence at the hearing. A copy of the Order shall be promptly mailed or delivered to each of the parties.

 

R162-10-6. Additional Procedures for Disciplinary Proceedings Commenced by the Division.

10.6 The following additional procedures shall apply to disciplinary proceedings commenced by the Division pursuant to U.C.A. Section 61-2-12 following the investigation by the Division of a complaint:

10.6.1 Notice of Agency Action and Petition. The proceeding shall be commenced by the Division filing and serving a Notice of Agency Action and a Petition setting forth the allegations made by the Division.

10.6.2 Answer. The presiding officer at the time the Petition is filed may, upon a determination of good cause, require a person against whom a disciplinary proceeding has been initiated pursuant to U.C.A. Section 61-2-12 to file an Answer to the Petition by ordering in the Notice of Agency Action that the respondent shall file an Answer with the Division. All Answers are required to be filed with the Division within thirty days after the mailing date of the Notice of Agency Action and Petition.

10.6.3 Witness and Exhibit Lists. The Division shall provide its Witness and Exhibit Lists to the respondent at the time it mails its Notice of Hearing to the respondent. The respondent shall provide its Witness and Exhibits Lists to the Division no later than thirty days after the mailing date of the Division's Notice of Agency Action and Petition.

10.6.3.1 Contents of Witness List. A Witness List shall contain the name, address, and telephone number of each witness the party intends to call to testify at the hearing, and a summary of the testimony expected from the witness.

10.6.3.2 Contents of Exhibit List. An Exhibit List shall contain an identification of each document or other exhibit that the party intends to use at the hearing, and shall be accompanied by copies of the exhibits.

10.6.4 Pre-hearing Motions. Any pre-hearing motion permitted by Utah Administrative Code Section R151-46b, the Department of Commerce Administrative Procedures Act Rules, shall be made in accordance with those rules. The Director of the Division shall receive and rule upon any pre-hearing motions.

 

KEY: real estate business

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: June 21, 2006

Notice of Continuation: September 27, 2010

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 61-2-5.5; 63G-4-102(5) ]

 


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