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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 25. Auctioneers Board
Chapter 21. Regulations of the Virginia Auctioneers Board
1/27/2020

18VAC25-21-180. Discipline.

Part V
Standards of Conduct

The board has the power to fine any individual or firm licensee, or to suspend or revoke any license issued under the provisions of Chapter 6 (§ 54.1-600 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia and the regulations of the board pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) if it finds that:

1. The license was obtained, renewed or reinstated through fraud or misrepresentation;

2. The licensee has been convicted or found guilty, regardless of the manner of adjudication, in any jurisdiction of the United States of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or any felony, there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed. Review of prior criminal convictions shall be subject to the requirements of § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia. A certified copy of a final order, decree or case decision by a court with the lawful authority to issue such order shall be admissible as prima facie evidence of such conviction or discipline;

3. The licensee has been found by any regulatory board, agency, or jurisdiction where licensed to have had a license or registration suspended, revoked or surrendered in connection with a disciplinary action, who has been the subject of discipline in another jurisdiction or to have violated any applicable regulations or laws in the course of performing auctioneer duties. A certified copy of a final order, decree or case decision by a court or regulatory agency with the lawful authority to issue such order shall be admissible as prima facie evidence of such conviction or discipline;

4. The licensee has not demonstrated reasonable care, judgment, or application of his knowledge and ability in the performance of auctioneering duties;

5. The licensee violated or assisted another to violate any provisions of Chapter 1 (§ 54.1-100 et seq.), 2 (§ 54.1-200 et seq.), 3 (§ 54.1-300 et seq.), or 6 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, this chapter, or combined or conspired with or acted as agent, partner, or associate for another; or

6. The licensee fails to comply, or misrepresents any information pertaining to his compliance, with any of the continuing education requirements as contained in this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-602 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR150-01-2:1 § 5.1, eff. August 1, 1995; amended, Volume 18, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 2009; Volume 32, Issue 01, eff. November 1, 2015.

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