Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 8 - TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD
Chapter 153 - RULES RELATING TO PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION ACT
Section 153.26 - Identity Theft

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 153.26

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) For purposes of this section, "identity theft" shall mean any of the following activities occurring in connection with the rendition of real estate appraisal services:

(1) Unlawfully obtaining, possessing, transferring or using a license issued by the Board; and/or

(2) Unlawfully obtaining, possessing, transferring or using a person's electronic or handwritten signature.

(b) A license holder shall implement and maintain reasonable procedures to protect and safeguard themselves from identity theft.

(c) A license holder shall notify the Board if he or she is the victim of identity theft within 90 days of discovering such theft. Notice shall be effectuated by filing a signed, written complaint on a form prescribed by the Board.

(d) The Board may invalidate a current license and issue a new one to a person the Board determines is a victim of identity theft. Any person seeking the invalidation of a current license issuance of a new one shall submit a written, signed request on a form provided by the Board for the invalidation of a current license and issuance of a new one. The basis for the request must be identity theft, and the requestor must submit credible evidence that the person is a victim of identity theft. Without limiting the type of evidence a person may submit to the Board, a court order issued in accordance with Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 521, Subchapter C, declaring that the person is a victim of identity theft shall constitute credible evidence. Any such court order must relate to identity theft as defined in this section.

(e) Engaging in identity theft in order to perform appraisals constitutes a violation of §153.20(a)(7), (19), and (21) of this title. In addition to any action taken by the Board, persons engaging in identity theft may also be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency for criminal prosecution.

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