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R592. Insurance, Title and Escrow Commission.

Rule R592-2. Title Insurance Administrative Hearings and Penalty Imposition.

As in effect on September 1, 2014

Table of Contents

R592-2-1. Authority.

This rule is promulgated pursuant to Subsections 31A-2-404(2)(e) and (h), to provide the process for conducting or delegating a title administrative hearing and imposing a penalty for a violation of statute or rule.

R592-2-2. Purpose and Scope.

(1) The purposes of this rule are:

(a) to establish procedures for the commission:

(i) to delegate to the commissioner's administrative law judge the conduct of an administrative hearing to resolve a title insurance matter; or

(ii) to conduct an administrative hearing to resolve a title insurance matter; and

(b) to establish procedures for the commission,

(i) to impose penalties; and

(ii) for the commissioner to concur with the penalties imposed.

(2) This rule applies to all title licensees, applicants for a title insurance license, unlicensed persons doing the business of title insurance, and continuing education providers submitting title continuing education programs for approval.

R592-2-3. Definitions.

For purposes of this rule, the commission adopts the definitions set forth in Utah Code Annotated (U.C.A.) Title 31A and the following:

(1) "Commission" means the Title and Escrow Commission.

(2) "Commissioner" means Utah's insurance commissioner.

(3) "Title insurance matter" means a matter related to:

(a) title insurance; and

(b) an escrow conducted by an individual title insurance producer.

R592-2-4. Title Insurance Matters Referred for Enforcement.

(1) A title insurance matter referred for enforcement will be resolved by:

(i) an informal adjudicative action pursuant to R592-2-5;

(ii) a stipulation and order issued by the commissioner; or

(iii) an administrative hearing conducted either by the commission or the commissioner's administrative law judge pursuant to R592-2-6.

R592-2-5. Imposition of a Penalty When an Informal Adjudicative Proceeding Is Used to Resolve a Title Insurance Matter.

(1) If the commissioner uses an informal adjudicative proceeding as set forth in 63G-4-203 and R590- 160 to resolve a violation listed in Table 1 below, the commissioner shall use the penalties imposed by the commission in this Section.

(2) The commission shall impose the following penalties on title licensees for the violations listed in Table 1 below when resolved through an informal adjudicative proceeding.

                                                    Table 1

     Violation             1st Proceeding         2nd Proceeding
 Failure to complete     Individual: $1,000;   Individual: $2,000:
 required continuing     Agency: n/a           Agency: n/a
 education hours.

 Failure to respond      Individual: $500;     Individual: $1,000;
 to an inquiry of        Agency: $750          Agency: $1,500
 the commissioner.

 Failure to file a       Individual: n/a       Individual: n/a;
 required rate, form,    Agency: $1,000        Agency: $2,000
 or report.

 Late filing of a        Individual: n/a;      Individual: n/a;
 required rate,          Agency: $750          Agency: $1,500
 form, or report.

 Failure to charge or    Individual: $1,000;   Individual: $2,000;
 collect a correct       Agency: $2,500        Agency: $5,000
 premium or a correct
 filed fee.

 Charging or             Individual: $1,000;   Individual: $2,000;
 collecting a non-       Agency: $2,500        Agency: $5,000
 filed required fee.
 Failure to pay          Individual: $500;   Individual: $1,000;
 assessment when due.    Agency: $750        Agency: $1,500
                                                            

R592-2-6. Use of an Administrative Hearing to Resolve a Title Insurance Matter.

(1) When the commissioner sets a date for an administrative hearing to resolve a title insurance matter, the commissioner shall inform the commission of the hearing date.

(2) After being informed of a hearing date, the commission shall:

(a) delegate the conduct of the administrative hearing to the commissioner's administrative law judge; or

(b) conduct the administrative hearing.

(3) For an administrative hearing conducted by the commission, the commission shall:

(a) accept the date, time and place set by the commissioner or set a different date, time, and place for the administrative hearing;

(b) cause notification to be sent to the respondent(s), the commissioner's administrative law judge, and the commissioner's enforcement attorney of the date, time, and place of the administrative hearing;

(c) conduct the hearing pursuant to R590-160;

(d) impose penalties in accordance with Sections 31A-2-308, 31A-23a-111, 31A-23a-112, 31A-26-213, and 31A-26-214, subject to the concurrence of the commissioner; and

(e) issue an Order on Hearing.

(4) The commissioner's administrative law judge shall assist the commission in its conduct of an administrative hearing.

R592-2-7. Imposition of Penalties.

The commission shall impose a penalty as follows:

(1) for an informal adjudicative proceeding, a penalty shall be imposed in accordance with Table 1 in R592-2-5;

(3) for an administrative hearing conducted by the commissioner's administrative law judge pursuant to R592-2-6 (2)(a), the commission shall impose the recommended penalty or a different penalty, subject to the concurrence of the commissioner; or

(4) for an administrative hearing conducted by the commission, the commission shall impose a penalty, subject to the concurrence of the commissioner.

R592-2-8. Severability.

If any provision or clause of this rule or its application to any person or situation is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this rule which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this rule are declared to be severable.

R592-2-9. Enforcement Date.

The commissioner will begin enforcing this rule upon the rule's effective date.

KEY

title insurance

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 1, 2013

Notice of Continuation

September 15, 2010

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

31A-2-402


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R592, please contact the promulgating agency (Insurance, Title and Escrow Commission). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.