Nebraska Revised Statute 76-2238

Chapter 76 Section 2238

76-2238.

Disciplinary action; denial of application; grounds.

The following acts and omissions shall be considered grounds for disciplinary action or denial of an application by the board:

(1) Failure to meet the minimum qualifications for credentialing established by or pursuant to the Real Property Appraiser Act;

(2) Procuring or attempting to procure a credential under the act by knowingly making a false statement, submitting false information, or making a material misrepresentation in an application filed with the board or procuring or attempting to procure a credential through fraud or misrepresentation;

(3) Paying money or other valuable consideration other than the fees provided for by the act to any member or employee of the board to procure a credential;

(4) An act or omission involving real estate or appraisal practice which constitutes dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation with or without the intent to substantially benefit the credential holder or another person or with the intent to substantially injure another person;

(5) Failure to demonstrate character and general fitness such as to command the confidence and trust of the public;

(6) Conviction, including a conviction based upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, of any felony unless his or her civil rights have been restored;

(7) Entry of a final civil or criminal judgment against a credential holder, including dismissal with settlement, on grounds of fraud, dishonesty, breach of trust, money laundering, misrepresentation, or deceit involving real estate, financial services, or in the making of an appraisal;

(8) Conviction, including a conviction based upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, of a crime which is related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real property appraiser;

(9) Performing services as a credentialed real property appraiser or a credentialed real property associate under an assumed or fictitious name;

(10) Paying a finder's fee or a referral fee to any person in connection with the appraisal of real estate or real property, except that an intracompany payment for business development shall not be considered to be unethical or a violation of this subdivision;

(11) Making a false or misleading statement in that portion of a written report that deals with professional qualifications or in any testimony concerning professional qualifications;

(12) Any violation of the act or any rules and regulations adopted and promulgated pursuant to the act;

(13) Violation of the confidential nature of any information to which a credential holder gained access through employment for evaluation assignments or valuation assignments;

(14) Acceptance of a fee for performing a real property appraisal valuation assignment or evaluation assignment when the fee is or was contingent upon (a) the real property appraiser reporting a predetermined analysis, opinion, or conclusion, (b) the analysis, opinion, conclusion, or valuation reached, or (c) the consequences resulting from the appraisal;

(15) Failure or refusal to exercise reasonable diligence in developing an appraisal, preparing a report, or communicating an appraisal;

(16) Negligence or incompetence in developing an appraisal, preparing a report, or communicating an appraisal, including failure to follow the standards and ethical rules adopted by the board;

(17) Failure to maintain, or to make available for inspection and copying, records required by the board;

(18) Demonstrating negligence, incompetence, or unworthiness to act as a real property appraiser or real property associate, whether of the same or of a different character as otherwise specified in this section;

(19) Suspension or revocation of an appraisal credential or a license in another regulated occupation, trade, or profession in this or any other jurisdiction or disciplinary action taken by another jurisdiction that limits the real property appraiser's ability to engage in real property appraisal activity;

(20) Failure to renew or surrendering an appraisal credential or any other registration, license, or certification issued by any other regulatory agency or held in any other jurisdiction in lieu of disciplinary action pending or threatened;

(21) Failure to report disciplinary action taken against an appraisal credential or any other registration, license, or certification issued by any other regulatory agency or held in any other jurisdiction within sixty days of receiving notice of such disciplinary action;

(22) Failure to comply with terms of a consent agreement or settlement agreement;

(23) Failure to submit or produce books, records, documents, workfiles, reports, or other materials requested by the board concerning any matter under investigation;

(24) Failure of an education provider to produce records, documents, reports, or other materials, including, but not limited to, required student attendance reports, to the board;

(25) Knowingly offering or attempting to offer a qualifying or continuing education course or activity as being approved by the board to an appraiser credentialed under the Real Property Appraiser Act, or an applicant, without first obtaining approval of the activity from the board, except for courses required by an accredited degree-awarding college or university for completion of a degree in real estate, if the college or university had its curriculum approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as qualifying education;

(26) Presentation to the Real Property Appraiser Board of any check which is returned to the State Treasurer unpaid, whether payment of fee is for an initial or renewal credential or for examination; and

(27) Failure to pass the examination.