DAR File No. 39524
This rule was published in the August 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Commerce, Consumer Protection
Immigration Consultants Registration Act Rules
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39524
Filed: 07/21/2015 01:30:22 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Persons working in Utah as immigration consultants are required by statute to register with the Division of Consumer Protection (Division). This rule provides notice of the information and documents that affected persons must provide to the Division in order to register.
Summary of the rule or change:
Persons working in Utah as immigration consultants must provide to the Division copies of the contracts and disclosures that, under statute, they are required to provide to their clients. Affected persons must also supply records to verify their identity.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 13-49-301(1)
- Subsection 13-2-5(1)
- Subsection 13-49-202(1)
- Subsection 13-49-303(2)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The registration requirement is required by statute, and all attendant costs to the Division were considered in the legislative process. This rule does not create additional costs to the Division or the state.
Local government is not required to comply with or enforce this rule. No fiscal impact to local government is anticipated.
Small businesses operating in Utah as immigration consultants must register with the Division of Consumer Protection. The registration costs were considered by the legislature in determining to require registration. This rule does not impose additional costs on small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Affected persons working in Utah as immigration consultants must register with the Division of Consumer Protection. The registration costs were considered by the legislature in determining to require registration. This rule does not impose additional costs on affected persons.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
To comply, an affected person must register with the Division prior to offering or providing immigration consulting services in Utah. The attendant costs were considered by the legislature in determining to require affected persons to register. Currently, the application fee is approximately $220, which includes the cost of a statutorily mandated background check.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule lists the information and records that persons who act as immigration consultants in Utah must provide to the Division of Consumer Protection. The costs of registering were considered by the legislature in determining to impose the requirement. No additional impact to businesses is anticipated.
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
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
This rule may become effective on:
Daniel O'Bannon, Director
R152. Commerce, Consumer Protection.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.