21.167.11 96th Legislative Session 400

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1002

Introduced by: The Committee on Commerce and Energy at the request of the Department of Labor and Regulation

An Act to revise certain provisions regarding fingerprint-based background checks for the Real Estate Commission and the appraiser certification program.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 36-21A-151 be AMENDED.

36-21A-151. Applicants and licensees under disciplinary investigation--Criminal background check.

Each applicant for licensure and registration under this chapter as a real estate broker, property manager, or residential rental agent in this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the commission shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation shall forward to the commission all information obtained as a result of the criminal background check. This information shall be obtained prior to licensure of the applicant. The commission may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the commission. Failure to submit or cooperate with the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting or the criminal background investigation.

Section 2. That § 36-21B-2.2 be AMENDED.

36-21B-2.2. Criminal background checks.

Each applicant for initial certification, licensure, or registration under this chapter as a state-registered appraiser, state-licensed appraiser, state-certified residential appraiser, or state-certified general appraiser in this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the department shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation shall forward to the department all information obtained as a result of the criminal background check. This information must be obtained prior to certification of the applicant. The department may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the department. Failure to submit or cooperate with the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting and the criminal background investigation.

Section 3. That § 36-21C-14 be AMENDED.

36-21C-14. Applicants and licensees under disciplinary investigation--Criminal background check.

Each applicant for licensure and registration under this chapter as a home inspector in this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the commission shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation shall forward to the commission all information obtained as a result of the criminal background check. This information shall be obtained prior to licensure of the applicant. The commission may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the commission. Failure to submit or cooperate with the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting or the criminal background investigation.

Section 4. That § 43-15B-9 be AMENDED.

43-15B-9. Applicants and licensees under disciplinary investigation--Criminal background check.

Each applicant for licensure and registration under this chapter as a time share agent in this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the commission shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation shall forward to the commission all information obtained as a result of the criminal background check. This information shall be obtained prior to licensure of the applicant. The commission may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the commission. Failure to submit or cooperate with the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting or the criminal background investigation.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.