Chapter 18.44 RCW

ESCROW AGENT REGISTRATION ACT

Sections

DEFINITIONS
18.44.011Definitions.
LICENSING
18.44.021License requiredExceptions.
18.44.023Multistate licensing systemDirector's discretion.
18.44.031LicenseApplication, requisites.
18.44.041Branch officesApplication to establishRequirements.
18.44.051Branch officesIssuance of license.
18.44.061Change in business location, office location, business nameWritten notice required.
18.44.071Escrow officer required for handling transactionsResponsibility of designated escrow officerBranch escrow officers.
18.44.081Escrow officer's licenseApplicationFormTimely filingProof of moral character, etc.
18.44.091LicenseFeesRenewal.
18.44.101LicenseRetention and display by agentTerminationInactive licenses.
18.44.111LicensesForm and sizeContents.
18.44.121Fees.
18.44.127Certificate of registration suspensionNoncompliance with support orderReissuance.
18.44.131License applicationIssuance.
18.44.141LicenseDurationPosting.
18.44.151LicenseExpiration and renewalFee.
18.44.161LicenseReinstatement.
18.44.171Engaging in business without licensePenalty.
18.44.181Proof of licensure prerequisite to action for fee.
18.44.191DirectorEducational conferencesExaminations.
18.44.195Examination.
BONDING
18.44.201Financial responsibilityFidelity bondErrors and omissions policySurety bond.
18.44.211Cancellation of fidelity bond or surety bond, or bothNew bond required.
18.44.221Waiver of bond or policy where not reasonably availableDetermination procedureWaiver period.
18.44.231Corporation for insuring where bond or policy not reasonably available.
18.44.241Waiver of errors and omissions policy requirementCriteria.
18.44.251WaiverAffidavit.
18.44.261WaiverDetermination.
18.44.270Application of administrative procedure act.
18.44.271WaiverCertificate of waiver.
18.44.281WaiverDenial.
18.44.291WaiverApplication by escrow license applicant.
PROHIBITED PRACTICES
18.44.301Prohibited practices.
18.44.305Financial interest in an escrow agentProhibited practices.
18.44.311Prohibited employment practices.
ENFORCEMENT
18.44.400Records and accountsSegregation and disbursements of fundsViolation of section, penalties.
18.44.410Powers of director.
18.44.413Informal settlement of complaints or enforcement actions.
18.44.420Investigation of violationsProcedurePowers of director.
18.44.425Subpoena authorityApplicationContentsNoticeFees.
18.44.430Actions against licenseGrounds.
18.44.440ViolationsCease and desist orders.
18.44.450Referral fees prohibitedConsumer protection actApplication.
18.44.455Possession of property and businessGrounds for director's authority.
18.44.457Possession of property and businessScope of director's authority.
18.44.460License suspensionNonpayment or default on educational loan or scholarship.
18.44.465Termination of licenseEffect upon preexisting escrowsNotice to principals.
18.44.470Receivership.
18.44.480RemediesAffecting corporate franchise.
18.44.490Authority to prosecuteGrants of injunctive relief, temporary restraining orders.
ESCROW ADVISORY COMMITTEE
18.44.500Committee to advise directorMembersCompensation and travel expenses.
18.44.510Compensation and travel expenses of committee members.
MISCELLANEOUS
18.44.901Construction1965 c 153.
18.44.902Short title.
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