Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 88. Real Estate Brokers and Other Licensees
Section 71. Duties and Powers of the Commission.
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AS 08.88.071. Duties and Powers of the Commission.

(a) The commission shall

(1) determine whether applicants meet requirements for licenses under this chapter and issue licenses to those who qualify;

(2) prepare and grade examinations;

(3) after hearing, have the authority to suspend or revoke the license of a licensee or impose other disciplinary sanctions authorized under AS 08.01.075 on a licensee who

(A) with respect to a real estate transaction

(i) made a substantial misrepresentation;

(ii) made a false promise likely to influence, persuade, or induce;

(iii) in the case of a real estate broker, pursued a flagrant course of misrepresentation or made a false promise through another real estate licensee;

(iv) has engaged in conduct that is fraudulent or dishonest;

(v) violates AS 08.88.391 ;

(vi) violates AS 08.88.396 ;

(B) procures a license by deceiving the commission, or aids another to do so;

(C) has engaged in conduct of which the commission did not have knowledge at the time the licensee was licensed demonstrating the licensee's unfitness to engage in the business for which the licensee is licensed;

(D) knowingly authorizes, directs, connives at or aids in publishing, distributing, or circulating a material false statement or misrepresentation concerning the licensee's business or concerning real estate offered for sale, rent, or lease, or managed in the course of the licensee's business in this or any other state or concerning the management of an association in the course of a licensee's business in this or another state;

(E) if a real estate broker, wilfully violates AS 08.88.171 (d) or 08.88.291;

(F) if an associate real estate broker, claims to be a real estate broker, or, if a real estate salesperson, claims to be a real estate broker or associate real estate broker;

(G) if a real estate broker, employs an unlicensed person to perform activities for which a real estate license is required;

(H) if an employed real estate licensee of a real estate broker, fails immediately to turn money or other property collected in a real estate transaction over to the employing real estate broker;

(4) prosecute, through the Department of Law, violations of the provisions of this chapter or lawful regulations adopted under this chapter;

(5) release for publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the locale of the offending person's principal office registered with the commission notice of disciplinary action taken by the commission against a person licensed under this chapter;

(6) issue a temporary permit to the personal representative of the estate of a deceased real estate broker or to another person designated by the commission with the approval of the personal representative of the estate in order to secure proper administration in concluding the affairs of the decedent broker's real estate business;

(7) issue a temporary permit to the personal representative of a legally incompetent real estate broker or to another person designated by the commission with the approval of the personal representative of the broker in order to secure proper administration in temporarily managing the real estate business of the broker;

(8) establish and periodically revise the form of the seller's property disclosure statement required by AS 34.70.010 ;

(9) have the authority to levy civil fines as established in this chapter;

(10) [See delayed amendment note]. revoke the license of a broker or associate broker who is convicted of forgery, theft, extortion, conspiracy to defraud creditors, or a felony involving moral turpitude committed while licensed under this chapter; notwithstanding AS 08.88.171 , a person whose license is revoked under this paragraph is not qualified for a license under AS 08.88.171 (a) or (b) until seven years have elapsed since the person completed the sentence imposed for the conviction.

(b) When an award is made from the real estate surety fund under this chapter, the commission may suspend the license of the real estate licensee whose actions formed the basis of the award. A suspension ordered under this subsection shall be lifted if the licensee reaches an agreement with the commission on terms and conditions for the repayment to the real estate surety fund of the money awarded to the claimant and the costs of hearing the claim under AS 08.88.465 and if the licensee satisfies the requirements of AS 08.88.095 . The suspension shall be reimposed if the licensee violates the terms of a repayment agreement entered into under this subsection.

(c) For the purposes of (a)(3) of this section, the conduct of an employee is attributable to a real estate broker if the real estate broker has actual knowledge that the employee is going to engage in the conduct and agrees to the conduct, either actively or by remaining silent, or ratifies the conduct after it is engaged in.

(d) The commission may investigate a violation of a provision of AS 08.88.600 - 08.88.695 by a real estate licensee and take administrative action under (a)(3) of this section if the commission has reason to believe that a violation has occurred.

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