(a) If the executive director, upon review and consideration of an application for authorization to operate or for renewal thereof, determines that the applicant fails to meet the criteria established as provided in this part, the executive director shall so notify the applicant, setting forth the reasons therefor in writing, and shall deny the application.

(b) The executive director may grant to an applicant for renewal an extension of time of reasonable duration in which the applicant may eliminate the reason or reasons for denial contained in the statement of denial, if the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the executive director its or his desire to meet the requirements of Code Section 20-3-250.6 and the criteria established pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Code Section 20-3-250.5, and if in the judgment of the executive director it would be reasonably possible for the applicant to meet such requirements and criteria within such time.

HISTORY: Code 1981, § 20-3-250.12, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 1166, § 3; Ga. L. 2022, p. 378, § 10/SB 333.

NOTE: The 2022 amendment, effective July 1, 2022, substituted “or for renewal thereof, determines” for “or for an agent’s permit or for renewal thereof, shall determine” in subsection (a), and deleted former subsection (c), which read: “In the event the executive director denies an application for an agent’s permit or for renewal thereof, he shall notify the institution or institutions which such agent represented or proposed to represent, according to the records of the commission, including the reasons therefor.”