Section 28704. (Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 668, Sec. 3.)
Cite as: Cal. Corp. Code §28704.
(a)The commissioner may issue a cease and desist order, including an order to take appropriate corrective action, if the commissioner finds both of the following:
(1)That any of the factors set forth in Section 28703 is true with respect to any licensee or any subject person of a licensee.
(2)That the action or violation is likely to cause the insolvency of, or substantial dissipation of the assets or earnings of, the licensee, or is likely to seriously weaken the condition of the licensee or otherwise to seriously prejudice the interests of the licensee or the accredited investors of the licensee, prior to the completion of proceedings conducted pursuant to Section 28703.
(b)(1)Within 30 days after an order is issued pursuant to subdivision (a), any licensee or subject person of a licensee to whom the order is directed may file with the commissioner an application for a hearing on the order. The filing of an application for a hearing shall not stay the effectiveness of the order. If the commissioner fails to commence a hearing within 15 business days after the application is filed (or within any longer period to which the licensee or subject person consents), the order shall be deemed rescinded. Upon the completion of the hearing, the commissioner shall affirm, modify, or rescind the order.
(2)The right of any licensee or subject person of a licensee to whom an order is issued under subdivision (a) to petition for judicial review of the order shall not be affected by the failure of the licensee or subject person to apply to the commissioner for a hearing on the order pursuant to paragraph (1).