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58-4118.Revocation, condition, limitation or suspension of certificate or license or other disciplinary action; non-licensed persons; civil fine; cease and desist order. (a) The board may investigate the actions of a state certified or licensed appraiser and may revoke, condition, limit or suspend the certificate or license of the appraiser, or censure the appraiser, for any of the following acts or omissions:

(1) Procuring or attempting to procure a certificate or license pursuant to this act by knowingly making a false statement, submitting false information, refusing to provide complete information in response to a question in an application for certification or licensure or any form of fraud or misrepresentation;

(2) failing to meet the minimum qualifications established by this act;

(3) paying money, other than provided for by this act, to any member or employee of the board to procure a certificate or license under this act;

(4) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, or conviction of: (A) Forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud or any other similar offense; (B) a crime involving moral turpitude; or (C) any felony charge;

(5) an act or omission involving dishonesty, fraud or misrepresentation, with the intent to substantially benefit the appraiser or another person or with the intent to substantially injure another person;

(6) violation of any of the standards for the development or communication of real estate appraisals as provided in this act;

(7) failure or refusal without good cause to exercise reasonable diligence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report or communicating an appraisal;

(8) negligence or incompetence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report or communicating an appraisal;

(9) willfully disregarding or violating any provision of this act or rules and regulations of the board for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this act;

(10) accepting an appraisal assignment, described in K.S.A. 58-4122, and amendments thereto, when the employment itself is contingent upon the appraiser reporting a predetermined estimate, analysis or opinion, or when the fee to be paid is contingent upon the opinion, conclusion or valuation reached, or upon the consequences resulting from the appraisal assignment;

(11) violating the confidential nature of governmental records to which the appraiser gained access through employment or engagement as an appraiser by a governmental agency;

(12) entry of a final civil judgment against the person on grounds of fraud, misrepresentation or deceit in the making of any appraisal of real property;

(13) disciplinary action in relation to appraisal work, including, but not limited to, denial, revocation or suspension of a license or certificate by another state, district or territory of the United States or another country; or

(14) receipt of an order of prohibition in relation to appraisal work, by consent or otherwise, issued by an agency of the federal government.

(b) In addition to or in lieu of any other administrative, civil or criminal remedy provided by law, the board upon a finding that a state certified or licensed appraiser has violated any provision of this act or of any rules and regulations adopted hereunder or upon a finding that a person who is not a state certified or licensed appraiser has violated any provision of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 58-4103, and amendments thereto, may impose upon such appraiser or such person a civil fine not exceeding $1,000 for each violation. All moneys collected by the board from such fines shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

(c) In a disciplinary proceeding based upon a civil judgment, the appraiser shall be afforded an opportunity to present matters in mitigation and extenuation but may not collaterally attack the civil judgment.

(d) If the board determines that a person has violated any provision of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 58-4103, and amendments thereto, in addition to any other penalties imposed by law, the board may issue a cease and desist order against such person.

(e) All administrative proceedings pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act.

History: L. 1990, ch. 270, § 18; L. 1991, ch. 164, § 18; L. 1993, ch. 267, § 11; L. 1997, ch. 48, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 205; L. 2008, ch. 153, § 5; July 1.



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