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Article - Business Occupations and Professions


    (a)    By regulation, the Secretary shall stagger the terms of the licenses.

    (b)    Unless a license is renewed for a 3-year term as provided in this section, the license expires on the date the Secretary sets.

    (c)    At least 1 month before a license expires, the Secretary shall mail or electronically transmit to the licensee:

        (1)    a renewal application form; and

        (2)    a notice that states:

            (i)    the date on which the current license expires;

            (ii)    that the Secretary must receive the renewal application and the statements required under § 19–309 of this subtitle, at least 15 days before the license expiration date, for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires;

            (iii)    the amount of the renewal fee;

            (iv)    that, if the statements required under § 19–309 of this subtitle are not received at least 15 days before the license expiration date, a fee of $10 per day shall be charged against the licensee until the statements are received; and

            (v)    that the submission of a false statement in the renewal application or in the annual statements is cause for revocation of the license.

    (d)    A licensee periodically may renew the license for an additional 3-year term, if the licensee:

        (1)    otherwise is entitled to be licensed;

        (2)    pays to the Secretary:

            (i)    a renewal fee of:

                1.    $200, if the licensee is an individual; or

                2.    $400, if the licensee is a firm;

            (ii)    payment for the cost of a fingerprint card record check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

            (iii)    any late fee required under § 19-309 of this subtitle; and

        (3)    submits to the Secretary:

            (i)    a renewal application on the form that the Secretary provides;

            (ii)    a complete set of the applicant’s legible fingerprints taken on federal fingerprint cards;

            (iii)    the statements required under § 19-309 of this subtitle and any other documentation that may be required by the Secretary to renew the agency license under this subtitle; and

            (iv)    two photographs of the applicant in a format approved by the Secretary.

    (e)    The Secretary shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.

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