2011 WISCONSIN ACT 233
An Act to repeal 15.187 and 218.04 (7) (c); and to amend 15.09 (6), 137.01 (1) (a), 218.05 (6), 224.79 (1) and 224.79 (2) of the statutes; relating to: appointment of notaries public, collection agencies, community currency exchanges, and eliminating the mortgage loan originator council.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
15.09 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.09 (6) Reimbursement for expenses. Members of a council shall not be compensated for their services, but, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, members of councils created by statute shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, such reimbursement in the case of an elective or appointive officer or employee of this state who represents an agency as a member of a council to be paid by the agency which pays his or her salary. Members of the mortgage loan originator council under s. 15.187 (1) may not be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Members of the agricultural education and workforce development council may not be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
15.187 of the statutes is repealed.
137.01 (1) (a) The governor secretary of financial institutions shall appoint notaries public who shall be United States residents and at least 18 years of age. Applicants who are not attorneys shall file an application with the department of financial institutions and pay a $20 fee.
218.04 (7) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
218.05 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
218.05 (6) Insurance. Every applicant for a license under this section shall, after the application for a license has been approved, submit Before any license is issued to a community currency exchange or renewed for a community currency exchange, the applicant shall file with, and have approved by, the division a policy or policies of insurance to be approved by the division,, which shall be issued by an insurer authorized to do business in this state, which insures and shall insure the applicant against loss by burglary, larceny, robbery, forgery or embezzlement in a principal sum, and with such deductibles, as determined by the division. Any such policy, with respect to forgery, may carry a condition that the community currency exchange assumes the first $50 of each claim thereunder.
224.79 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
224.79 (1) Form and content of mortgage brokerage agreements. Every contract between a mortgage broker and an individual under which the mortgage broker agrees to provide brokerage services to the individual relating to a residential mortgage loan shall be in writing, in the form prescribed by rule of the division, and shall contain all information required by rule of the division. The division shall promulgate rules to administer this subsection in consultation with the mortgage loan originator council under s. 15.187 (1). The division and shall design these rules to facilitate the comparison of similar charges and total charges assessed by different mortgage brokers.
224.79 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
224.79 (2) Disclosure statement. Before entering into a contract with an individual to provide brokerage services relating to a residential mortgage loan, a mortgage broker shall give the individual a copy of a disclosure statement, explain the content of the statement, and ensure that the individual initials or signs the statement, acknowledging that the individual has read and understands the statement. The disclosure statement shall contain a brief explanation of the relationship between the individual and the mortgage broker under the proposed contract, a brief explanation of the manner in which the mortgage broker may be compensated under the proposed contract, and any additional information required by rule of the division. The division shall promulgate rules to administer this subsection in consultation with the mortgage loan originator council under s. 15.187 (1) and, by rule, shall specify the form and content of the disclosure statement required under this subsection.
(1) The treatment of section 137.01 (1) (a) of the statutes first applies to appointments made on the effective date of this subsection.
(2) The treatment of section 218.05 (6) of the statutes first applies to applications for initial issuance or renewal of a license received by the division of banking on the effective date of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 3rd month beginning after publication.