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Multi-Jurisdictional Licensing in the Expanding Solar Industry - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q1 2018

As the solar industry expands into new jurisdictions, developers and contractors seeking to break into a new market should carefully evaluate their risks and opportunities....more

West Virginia Amends Safe Mortgage Licensing Act

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

West Virginia recently amended its continuing educational requirements under the West Virginia Safe Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act). The amendments will increase the application fee to fully cover the agency’s...more

West Virginia Adopts Uniform State Test

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Effective June 1, 2018, the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions will adopt the National State MLO Test with Uniform State Content. Mortgage loan originator license applicants will no longer be required to take...more

Infusing Cannabis Manufacturers With A Little More Cash: Applications For ‘Type S’ Licenses To Begin Soon In California

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The California Department of Public Health released proposed emergency regulations on March 22, 2018, to allow Type 6, 7, or N cannabis licensed manufacturers to register their facility as a “shared-use” facility. The...more

Ohio Publishes Guidance for Recent Statutory Changes to Residential Mortgage Lending Licensing Laws

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Financial Institutions recently published guidance to assist mortgage licensees and registrants with implementing the newly-effective Ohio House Bill 199, also known as the Ohio...more

When Innovation Meets Regulation: InsurTech and State Licensing Laws

by Carlton Fields on

The rise of InsurTech — which brings technological innovations to the business of insurance — is having a significant impact on the insurance industry, including through advancements in cybersecurity tools, the introduction...more

Your state temp license may expire at the end of April!

by Archer Norris PLC on

If your State Temporary license was issued with an effective date of January 1, 2018, it expires at the end of this month! April 30th! You heard that right. Your state temp license will expire by April 30th, if you don’t...more

Ladd V. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Should Managing Short-Term Rentals Require A Real Estate License?

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Short term rentals, Airbnb, VRBO… this evolving concept in the real estate market is making waves in all aspects of the legal community. In many areas, municipalities are enacting rental registration ordinances....more

Florida Adds MBLA Provisions Regarding Business Purpose Loans and Licensing Exemptions

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Florida recently enacted amendments to the Florida Mortgage Brokerage and Lending Act (MBLA) making it unlawful for any person to misrepresent a residential mortgage loan as a business purpose loan, and defining “business...more

Opportunity - Pennsylvania to Accept Additional Medical Marijuana Applicants

by Benesch on

In response to patient demand, Pennsylvania announced it is accepting additional medical marijuana applications for both growers/processors and dispensaries. Pennsylvania law allows for a maximum of 25 growers/processors and...more

European Central Bank Issues Final Guides on Licensing Credit Institutions and FinTech Credit Institutions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has published finalized versions of its guides “Guide to Assessments of Licence Applications” and “Guide to Assessments of FinTech Credit Institution Licence Applications”, following consideration of...more

Massachusetts Recreational Pot Regulations Offer Little Guidance To Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On March 9, 2018, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”) filed its much anticipated recreational marijuana Regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. ...more

Utah Modifies Provisions Under Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Utah has issued House Bill 243 relating to licensing, record requirements, and investigations. The updates are effective May 8, 2018....more

Pennsylvania Issues Mortgage Servicer License FAQs

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities recently published Frequently Asked Questions to clarify its new mortgage servicer licensing requirements. ...more

Restaurant Liquor License Requirements Relaxed for Parts of Downtown Orlando

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 1447 into law, paving the way for easier access to alcoholic beverage licenses for restaurants located in certain parts of downtown Orlando....more

2018 West Virginia Legislative Session, the WVCCPA and the West Virginia Safe Mortgage Licensing Act

The 2018 West Virginia legislative session was a busy one regarding consumer finance law. Legislators focused on the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and the West Virginia Safe Mortgage Licensing Act. The West...more

Proposed Minnesota Legislation Would Introduce New Licensing Requirements for Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Proposed legislation in Minnesota would dramatically reshape the state’s licensing requirements for assisted living (“AL”) and memory care (“MC”) communities. Minnesota’s current AL licensing requirements are unique in the...more

Key Highlights from Health Canada’s Cannabis Consultation

With the Cannabis Act (Act) slowly winding its way through the Senate, Health Canada has been ramping up its efforts to clarify and define the regulatory framework for cannabis. To support the implementation of the Act, in...more

HIMMS, Chronic Care Management, and the Top 5 Overlooked Items

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Harnessing existing digital health solutions to improve chronic care management was a prominent topic at HIMMS this year (amongst many others, including AI and cybersecurity, both of which we will cover in upcoming blog...more

Contractor Licensing Requirements: Ignore at Your Peril

On March 9, 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed the applicability of Georgia’s contractor licensing requirements (Ga. Code, Title 43, Ch. 41) to residential and general contractors. In Baja Properties, LLC v....more

Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee Passes A Resolution Regarding Marijuana And The Gaming Industry

by Dickinson Wright on

On March 5, 2018, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee convened briefly to pass a resolution that provides clarity for Nevada gaming licensees regarding the interactions they may and may not have with the state-legal marijuana...more

State of Washington Enacts Student Loan Servicing Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Washington has become the latest state to impose a licensing requirement on student loan servicers. Last week, Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 6029, which establishes a “student loan bill of rights,” similar to the bills that...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11 Number 3

by Dickinson Wright on

On March 5, 2018, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee convened briefly to pass a resolution that provides clarity for Nevada gaming licensees regarding the interactions they may and may not have with the state-legal marijuana...more

Florida Clinic License Exemptions Subject to Change

Holders of Florida healthcare clinic license exemptions take note. Exemption certificates, which currently bear no expiration date, will expire every two years if a bill recently passed by the Florida Legislature becomes law....more

Florida 2018 Legislative Session Comes To A Close With Tweaks To Medical Marijuana Laws And Budget

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As Florida’s 2018 legislative session comes to a close, its time to review legislative changes to Florida’s medical marijuana laws. First, Florida’s Senate passed HB 6049, This bill removes the requirement that the...more

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