2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - Regulated Firearms
Section 5-108 - Criminal history records check.

§ 5-108. Criminal history records check.

(a)  "Central Repository" defined.- In this section, "Central Repository" means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. 

(b)  Application required.- The Secretary shall apply to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check for each applicant for a dealer's license. 

(c)  Contents of application.- As part of the application for a criminal history records check, the Secretary shall submit to the Central Repository: 

(1) two complete sets of the applicant's legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; 

(2) the fee authorized under § 10-221(b) (7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to Maryland criminal history records; and 

(3) the mandatory processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check. 

(d)  Information forwarded to applicant and State Police.- In accordance with §§ 10-201 through 10-234 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the applicant and the Secretary a printed statement of the applicant's criminal history record information. 

(e)  Restrictions on information.- Information obtained from the Central Repository under this section: 

(1) is confidential and may not be disseminated; and 

(2) shall be used only for the licensing purpose authorized by this section. 

(f)  Subject may contest contents.- The subject of a criminal history records check under this section may contest the contents of the printed statement issued by the Central Repository as provided in § 10-223 of the Criminal Procedure Article. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 443(c); 2003, ch. 5, § 2.]   

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