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A. When an application is filed pursuant to Article 4 of the Uniform Money Services Act, the director shall investigate the applicant's financial condition and responsibility, financial and business experience, character and general fitness. The director may conduct an onsite investigation of the applicant, in New Mexico or in any other state or country, the reasonable cost of which the applicant shall pay. The director shall issue a license to an applicant pursuant to Article 4 of the Uniform Money Services Act if the director finds that all of the following conditions have been fulfilled:
(1) the applicant has complied with Section 402 of the Uniform Money Services Act; and
(2) the financial condition and responsibility, financial and business experience, competence, character and general fitness of the applicant and the competence, experience, character and general fitness of the executive officers, managers, directors and persons in control of the applicant indicate that it is in the interest of the public to permit the applicant to engage in currency exchange.
B. When an application for an original license pursuant to Article 4 of the Uniform Money Services Act is complete, the director shall promptly notify the applicant in a record of the date on which the application was determined to be complete and:
(1) the director shall approve or deny the application within one hundred twenty days after that date; or
(2) if the application is not approved or denied within one hundred twenty days after that date:
(a) the application is deemed approved; and
(b) the director shall issue the license, pursuant to Article 4 of the Uniform Money Services Act, to take effect as of the first business day after expiration of the one-hundred-twenty-day period.
C. The director may for good cause extend the application period.
D. An applicant whose application is denied a license by the director pursuant to Article 4 of the Uniform Money Services Act may appeal the denial, within thirty days after receipt of the notice of the denial, and request a hearing.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 58. Financial Institutions and Regulations § 58-32-403. Issuance of license - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-58-financial-institutions-and-regulations/nm-st-sect-58-32-403/
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