Utah Administrative Code
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R590. Insurance Department, Administration.
Rule R590-278. Consent Requests Under 18 USC 1033(e)(2).
As in effect on October 1, 2019
Table of Contents
- R590-278-1. Authority.
- R590-278-2. Request for Consent Made by Filing Request for Agency Action.
- R590-278-3. Hearing on Request for Agency Action.
- R590-278-4. Determining Request for Consent.
- R590-278-5. Severability.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
This rule is adopted pursuant to the following:
(1) Subsection 31A-2-201(3) that authorizes the commissioner to make rules to implement the provisions of Title 31A; and
(2) Subsection 31A-23a-111(5)(b) that authorizes the commissioner to act in compliance with the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 18 USC 1033.
(1) A request under 18 USC 1033(e)(2) for the commissioner's written consent to engage or participate in the business of insurance shall be made by filing a request for agency action. The form "Request for Agency Action Re: 18 USC 1033(e)(2)", available on the department's website, shall be used to make the request. The person making the request shall attach to the form all relevant documents that support the request. After completion, the form shall be filed as directed in Sections R590-160-5 or R590-160-6.
(2) A request for agency action under this rule is a request for a formal adjudicative proceeding and is governed by the relevant provisions of the Utah Administrative Procedures Act, Title 63G, Chapter 4, and Section R590-160.
(3) The provisions of R590-160 apply to proceedings under this rule.
(1) A presiding officer shall conduct a hearing on the merits of a request for agency action under this rule.
(2) After the hearing, the presiding officer shall submit to the commissioner the record of the proceeding, recommended findings of fact and conclusions of law, and a recommended order.
(3) The commissioner shall consider the presiding officer's recommendations and then issue findings of fact and conclusions of law and an order which constitute final agency action.
(4) A party may submit to the commissioner a written request for reconsideration of the final agency action. The request is governed by Section 63G-4-302 and must be submitted within 20 days of the date of the final agency action.
(5) A party may seek judicial review of the final agency action as provided in the Utah Administrative Procedures Act, Title 63G, Chapter 4.
Written consent may be granted if, in the commissioner's sole discretion, a preponderance of the evidence shows that the petitioner is trustworthy to engage or participate in the business of insurance. The petitioner bears the burden of production of evidence and the burden of persuasion. The following are relevant to determining whether written consent will be granted:
(1) Any materially false or misleading statement or omission in the request for agency action;
(2) The nature, severity, and number of the petitioner's crimes;
(3) The petitioner's age at the time the crimes were committed;
(4) The petitioner's punishment for the crimes;
(5) The length of time since the petitioner's most recent conviction;
(6) The petitioner's rehabilitation, including evidence of counseling, community service, completion of probation, and payment of restitution, fines, and interest if applicable;
(7) Current reference letters;
(8) The presence of any fact or circumstance in the petitioner's current life that may have motivated the petitioner to commit crime in the past;
(9) Any unpaid judgment;
(10) If the petitioner intends to apply for an insurance license, the duties of a holder of that type of license;
(11) The extent to which the petitioner, if granted a license, will work under the supervision of another licensee or another person;
(12) The petitioner's trustworthiness in employment, community service, or other endeavors since the most recent conviction;
(13) Information received from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and any insurance regulatory official;
(14) Whether the petitioner has had any occupational or professional licenses, certifications, or designations revoked and, if so, the basis for the revocation; and
(15) Whether the petitioner has previously requested written consent in any jurisdiction and, if so, the outcome of that request.
If any provision of this rule or its application to any person or situation is held to be 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.
June 21, 2019
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R590, please contact the promulgating agency (Insurance Department, Administration). 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.