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(205 ILCS 635/2-3A)
Residential mortgage license application and issuance.
(a) Applicants for a license shall apply in a form prescribed by the Director. Each form shall contain content as set forth by rule, regulation, instruction, or procedure of the Director and may be changed or updated as necessary by the Director in order to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(b) In order to fulfill the purposes of this Act, the Director is authorized to establish relationships or contracts with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry or other entities designated by the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry to collect and maintain records and process transaction fees or other fees related to licensees or other persons subject to this Act.
(c) In connection with an application for licensing, the applicant may be required, at a minimum, to furnish to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry information concerning the applicant's identity, including:
(1) fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau
of Investigation or any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information for a State, national, and international criminal history background check; and
(2) personal history and experience in a form
prescribed by the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry, including the submission of authorization for the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry and the Director to obtain:
(A) an independent credit report obtained from a
consumer reporting agency described in Section 603(p) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681a(p)); and
(B) information related to any administrative,
civil, or criminal findings by any governmental jurisdiction.
(d) For the purposes of this Section, and in order to reduce the points of contact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have to maintain for purposes of subsection (c) of this Section, the Director may use the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry as a channeling agent for requesting information from and distributing information to the Department of Justice or any governmental agency.
(e) For the purposes of this Section, and in order to reduce the points of contact that the Director may have to maintain for purposes of item (2) of subsection (c) of this Section, the Director may use the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry as a channeling agent for requesting and distributing information to and from any source so directed by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 100-1153, eff. 12-19-18.)