385.209. 1. The director may suspend, revoke, refuse to issue, or refuse to renew a registration or license under sections 385.200 to 385.220 for any of the following causes, if the applicant or licensee or the applicant's or licensee's subsidiaries or affiliated entities acting on behalf of the applicant or licensee in connection with the applicant's or licensee's motor vehicle extended service contract program has:
(1) Filed an application for license in this state within the previous ten years, which, as of the effective date of the license, was incomplete in any material respect or contained incorrect, misleading, or untrue information;
(2) Violated any provision in sections 385.200 to 385.220, or violated any rule, subpoena, or order of the director;
(3) Obtained or attempted to obtain a license through material misrepresentation or fraud;
(4) Misappropriated or converted any moneys or properties received in the course of doing business;
(5) Been convicted of any felony;
(6) Used fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest practices, or demonstrated incompetence, untrustworthiness, or financial irresponsibility in the conduct of business in this state or elsewhere;
(7) Been found in violation of law by a court of competent jurisdiction in an action instituted by any officer of any state or the United States in any matter involving motor vehicle extended service contracts, financial services, investments, credit, insurance, banking, or finance;
(8) Had a producer license, or its equivalent, denied, suspended, or revoked in any other state, province, district, or territory;
(9) Been refused a license or had a license revoked or suspended by a state or federal regulator of service contracts, financial services, investments, credit, insurance, banking, or finance;
(10) Signed the name of another to an application for license or to any document related to a motor vehicle extended service contract transaction without authorization;
(11) Unlawfully acted as a producer without a license;
(12) Failed to comply with an administrative or court order imposing a child support obligation;
(13) Failed to comply with any administrative or court order directing payment of state or federal income tax; or
(14) Has within the last fifteen years been declared insolvent by the director or a motor vehicle extended service contract regulator of another state or has been the subject of a bankruptcy petition.
2. In the event that the action by the director is not to renew or to deny an application for a license, the director shall notify the applicant or licensee in writing and advise the applicant or licensee of the reason for the denial or nonrenewal. Appeal of the nonrenewal or denial of the application for a license shall be made pursuant to the provisions of chapter 621. Notwithstanding section 621.120, the director shall retain discretion in refusing a license or renewal and such discretion shall not transfer to the administrative hearing commission.
3. The license of a business entity producer may be suspended, revoked, renewal refused, or an application may be refused if the director finds that a violation by an individual acting under the direction of the business entity was known or should have been known by one or more of the partners, officers, or managers acting on behalf of the business entity and the violation was neither reported to the director nor corrective action taken.
4. The director may also revoke or suspend under subsection 1 of this section any license issued by the director where the licensee has failed to renew or has surrendered such license.
5. Every producer licensed under this section shall notify the director of any change of address, on forms prescribed by the director, within thirty days of the change. If the failure to notify the director of the change of address results in an inability to serve the producer with a complaint as provided by sections 621.045 to 621.198, then the director may immediately revoke the license of the producer until such time as service may be obtained.
6. A producer shall report to the director any license revocation or civil action taken against the producer in another jurisdiction or by another governmental agency in this state within thirty days of the final disposition of the matter. This report shall include a copy of the order, consent order, or other relevant legal documents.
7. Within thirty days of the initial pretrial hearing date or arraignment, a producer shall report to the director any felony proceeding initiated by any state or the United States for any violation of law by the producer. The report shall include a copy of the indictment or information filed, the order resulting from the hearing and any other relevant legal documents.
(L. 2011 S.B. 132)
Missouri General Assembly