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Article - Business Occupations and Professions




§6–311.

    (a)    The State Board shall place a State licensee on inactive status and issue an inactive status certificate to the State licensee, if the State licensee:

        (1)    submits to the State Board an application for inactive status on the form that the State Board provides;

        (2)    pays to the State Board any applicable inactive status application fee;

        (3)    except for the insurance requirements of § 6–604 of this title, qualifies for an active State license; and

        (4)    returns the State license to the State Board.

    (b)    The State Board shall place an applicant for an initial State license on inactive status and issue an inactive status certificate to the applicant, if the applicant:

        (1)    submits to the State Board an application for inactive status on the form that the State Board provides;

        (2)    pays to the State Board an inactive status application fee of an amount equal to the State license fee under § 6–309 of this subtitle; and

        (3)    except for the insurance requirements of § 6–604 of this title, qualifies for an active State license.

    (c)    (1)    A licensee on inactive status may not use a State license to obtain a local license for providing electrical services as a master electrician in a local jurisdiction of the State.

        (2)    In a county that requires a State license, a licensee on inactive status may not provide electrical services as a master electrician.

    (d)    (1)    Unless the individual applies for another 2–year term as provided in this subsection, an individual on inactive status loses that status on the first June 30 that comes:

            (i)    after the inactive status registration certificate is issued to the licensee; and

            (ii)    in an odd–numbered year.

        (2)    (i)    At least 1 month before the inactive status of an individual expires, the State Board shall mail or electronically transmit to the individual:

                1.    a renewal application form; and

                2.    a notice that states:

                A.    the date on which the inactive status expires; and

                B.    the amount of the renewal fee.

            (ii)    If an electronic transmission under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph is returned to the State Board as undeliverable, the State Board shall mail to the individual, at the last known address of the individual, the materials required under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph within 10 business days of the date the Board received the notice that the electronic transmission was undeliverable.

        (3)    Before the inactive status expires, an individual on inactive status periodically may renew it for an additional 2–year term, if the individual:

            (i)    otherwise is entitled to be placed on inactive status;

            (ii)    except for an electrical inspector, pays to the State Board a renewal fee set by the State Board; and

            (iii)    submits to the State Board a renewal application on the form that the Board provides.

        (4)    After an inactive status expires, the former licensee may reapply for inactive status only if the former licensee:

            (i)    otherwise is entitled to be placed on inactive status;

            (ii)    pays to the State Board a reapplication fee set by the State Board; and

            (iii)    reapplies to the State Board for inactive status within 2 years after initial expiration of inactive status on a form that the State Board provides.

        (5)    The State Board shall renew the inactive status of each individual or grant the reapplication for inactive status of each former licensee who meets the requirements of this subsection.

    (e)    If a former licensee on inactive status who has failed to renew the inactive status within 2 years of its expiration reapplies for that status, the State Board shall require the former licensee to comply with the requirements for obtaining a State license under §§ 6–304 and 6–307 of this subtitle and § 6–503 of this title as well as the requirements for inactive status under this section.

    (f)    The State Board shall reactivate the State license of an individual who is on inactive status, if the individual:

        (1)    meets the renewal requirements that are in effect when the individual requests the reactivation of the State license;

        (2)    submits to the State Board an application for reactivation on the form that the State Board provides; and

        (3)    pays to the State Board a reactivation fee set by the State Board.



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