Collateral Recovery DRC

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Disciplinary Review Committee History

The Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) was established for the purpose of considering appeals from repossession agency, repossession agency qualified manager, and repossession agency employee applicants and licensees of the Bureau's denials, suspensions, and revocations, as well as the assessment of administrative fines. The DRC consists of five members appointed by the Governor with three members actively engaged in business as a licensed repossession agency and two members from the general public.

Duties of the Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee

The DRC provides an applicant or licensee a process to appeal the Bureau's decision relating to denials, suspensions, revocations, and the Bureau's imposition of administrative fines. Specifically, Business and Professions Code Section 7509.2 states:

(a) The Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee shall perform the following functions:

(1) Affirm, rescind, or modify all decisions concerning administrative fines assessed by the director or bureau against repossession agencies or their employees, that are appealed to the committee.

(2) Affirm, rescind, or modify all decisions concerning denial of licenses issued by the director or bureau, except denials or suspensions ordered by the director in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, that are appealed to the committee.

(b) The Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee may grant a probationary license, certificate, registration, or permit with respect to the appealed decisions described in subdivision (a).

(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2017.