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Statute Text

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Article - Public Safety
§5–309.  
(a)   Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a permit expires on the last day of the holder’s birth month following 2 years after the date the permit is issued.
(b)   Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a permit may be renewed for successive periods of 3 years each if, at the time of an application for renewal, the applicant possesses the qualifications for the issuance of a permit and pays the renewal fee stated in this subtitle.
(c)   A person who applies for a renewal of a permit is not required to be fingerprinted unless the Secretary requires a set of the person’s fingerprints to resolve a question of the person’s identity.
(d)   The Secretary may establish an alternative expiration date for a permit to coincide with the expiration of a license, certification, or commission for:
(1)   a private detective under Title 13 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article;
(2)   a security guard under Title 19 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article; or
(3)   a special police officer under § 3–306 of this article.