2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 3 - Licensing
Section 8-313 - Home improvement hearing board.

§ 8-313. Home improvement hearing board.

(a)  Established.- With the approval of the Secretary, the Commission may appoint a home improvement hearing board. 

(b)  Membership.-  

(1) A hearing board shall consist of at least 3 members of the Commission. 

(2) Of the members of the hearing board: 

(i) at least 1 shall have experience in some phase of the business of home improvement; and 

(ii) at least 1 shall be a consumer member of the Commission. 

(c)  Chairman.- The Commission shall appoint a chairman from among the members of the hearing board. 

(d)  Referral of cases.- The Commission may refer to a hearing board a charge, claim, complaint, or license application made by the Commission or by any person under this subtitle. 

(e)  Procedures.- Each procedure applicable to a hearing before the Commission is applicable to a hearing before the hearing board. 

(f)  Decision of hearing board.-  

(1) A decision of the hearing board shall be: 

(i) by a majority vote of the entire membership of the hearing board; 

(ii) in writing; and 

(iii) submitted to the Commission. 

(2) Unless, within 15 days after the hearing board submits its decision to the Commission, the Commission or a member of the Commission finds that a full hearing by the Commission is required: 

(i) the decision of the hearing board is final; 

(ii) the decision is a final decision of the Commission; and 

(iii) a party who is aggrieved by the decision may take an appeal as provided in § 8-314 of this subtitle. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 56, § 260; 1992, ch. 4, § 2.] 

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