2010 Maryland Code
BUSINESS REGULATION
TITLE 7 - COLLECTION AGENCIES
Subtitle 3 - Licenses
Section 7-309 - Reprimands, suspensions, and revocations - Hearings; enforcement of orders.

§ 7-309. Reprimands, suspensions, and revocations - Hearings; enforcement of orders.
 

(a)  Right to hearing.-  

(1) Except as otherwise provided in § 10-226 of the State Government Article, before the Board takes any final action under § 7-308 of this subtitle, or under § 7-205 of this title, it shall give the person against whom the action is contemplated an opportunity for a hearing before the Board. 

(2) A hearing shall be held at a time and place reasonably convenient to the parties. 

(b)  Application of contested case provisions.- The Board shall give notice and hold the hearing in accordance with Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the State Government Article. 

(c)  Oaths.- The Board may administer oaths in connection with a proceeding under this section. 

(d)  Subpoenas.- The Board may issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness to testify at a hearing under this section, but not for investigative purposes. 

(e)  Failure to appear.- If, after due notice, the person against whom the action is contemplated does not appear, nevertheless the Board may hear and determine the matter. 

(f)  Actions to enforce orders.- The Board may enforce a lawful order issued under this title by filing an action to enforce the order in the circuit court for the county: 

(1) where the licensee which is the subject of the order has its principal place of business; or 

(2) if the licensee has no principal place of business in the State, where the consumer aggrieved by the violation resides. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 56, § 329; 1992, ch. 4, § 2; 1995, ch. 3, § 1; 1996, ch. 58; 1997, ch. 14, § 1.] 
 

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Maryland may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.