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SECTION 444-H
Suspension and revocation of licenses
Real Property (RPP) CHAPTER 50, ARTICLE 12-B
§ 444-h. Suspension and revocation of licenses. 1. The secretary may
refuse to grant or may suspend or revoke a home inspector license, and
may impose a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars per
violation, upon proof to the satisfaction of the secretary that the
holder thereof has:

(a) Violated the provisions of subdivision four of section four
hundred forty-four-g of this article;

(b) Disclosed any information concerning the results of the home
inspection without the approval of the client or the client's
representatives;

(c) Accepted compensation from more than one interested party for the
same service without the consent of all interested parties;

(d) Accepted commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from
other parties dealing with the client in connection with work for which
the licensee is responsible;

(e) Failed to disclose promptly to a client information about any
business interest of the licensee which may reasonably affect the client
in connection with the home inspection;

(f) Been convicted of a felony involving fraud, theft, perjury or
bribery;

(g) Failed to pay a fine or restitution ordered by the secretary
within a reasonable time; or

(h) Made a willfully false statement in the context of home inspection
activities or an application for licensure pursuant to this article.

2. Whenever a license is revoked pursuant to this section, such
license shall not be reinstated or reissued until after the expiration
of a period of five years from the date of such revocation.

3. A violation of this article by a professional engineer or architect
regulated by the state of New York shall be enforced by their respective
state licensing boards.