§467-9 License, registration, certificate, and applications. (a) Every applicant for issuance of a real estate license, registration, or certificate under this chapter shall file an application with the commission in a form and setting forth the information as may be prescribed or required by the commission, and shall furnish any additional information bearing upon the issuance of the license, registration, and certificate as it requires. In the case of a partnership or corporation, any general partner or officer thereof may sign the application on behalf of the applicant. The commission may prescribe deadlines for the submission of applications.
(b) Unless approved by the commission, no real estate broker's license shall be issued under or changed to any trade name, corporate name, or partnership name which contains the name, part of the name, initials, or nickname of:
(1) An unlicensed person;
(2) A real estate salesperson; or
(3) A real estate broker whose real estate license is not associated with or employed by the subject real estate broker applicant.
A real estate broker's license name includes any trade name approved by the commission.
(c) A real estate broker's license shall be placed on an inactive status unless the real estate broker immediately changes its name, trade name, corporate name, or partnership name that contains the name, part of the name, initials, or nickname of:
(1) A real estate licensee who is no longer associated with or employed by the subject real estate broker, except in the case of incapacitating disability or death of the real estate licensee where written authorization is obtained from the real estate licensee or legal representative of the licensee permitting use of the name; or
(2) A real estate licensee who is no longer a current active real estate licensee due to revocation, termination, forfeiture, surrender, or inactive status.
The changes shall comply with this chapter and the rules of the commission.
(d) Notwithstanding subsection (b), a real estate broker's license name may include the name of a franchise registered with the business registration division of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. [L 1933, c 140, §8; RL 1935, §7317; am L 1935, c 126, §1; RL 1945, §7738; RL 1955, §170-8; HRS §467-9; am L 1971, c 17, §1; am L 1973, c 131, §2; am L 1983, c 116, §2; am L 1984, c 263, §1; am L 1987, c 283, §35; am L 1989, c 217, §2; am L 1993, c 125, §1; am L 1994, c 100, §5; am L 1997, c 40, §20 and c 45, §1]
Fees; license and renewals, see §467-11.
Cited: 38 H. 9, 10 (1948).