Article - State Government
(a) (1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “License” means all or any part of permission that:
(i) is required by law to be obtained from a unit;
(ii) is not required only for revenue purposes; and
(iii) is in any form, including:
1. an approval;
2. a certificate;
3. a charter;
4. a permit; or
5. a registration.
(3) “Unit” means an officer or unit that is authorized by law to:
(i) adopt regulations subject to Subtitle 1 of this title; or
(ii) adjudicate contested cases under this subtitle.
(b) If, at least 2 calendar weeks before a license expires, the licensee makes sufficient application for renewal of the license, the license does not expire until:
(1) the unit takes final action on the application; and
(i) the time for seeking judicial review of the action expires; or
(ii) any judicial stay of the unit’s final action expires.
(c) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a unit may not revoke or suspend a license unless the unit first gives the licensee:
(i) written notice of the facts that warrant suspension or revocation; and
(ii) an opportunity to be heard.
(2) A unit may order summarily the suspension of a license if the unit:
(i) finds that the public health, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action; and
(ii) promptly gives the licensee:
1. written notice of the suspension, the finding, and the reasons that support the finding; and
2. an opportunity to be heard.