2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 15 - VEHICLE LAWS - LICENSING OF BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS
Subtitle 3 - Dealers
Section 15-315 - Refusal, suspension, or revocation of license; fine.
§ 15-315. Refusal, suspension, or revocation of license; fine.
(a) Refusal, suspension, or revocation of license.- In addition to the other grounds specified in Subtitle 1 of this title for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license, the Administration may refuse to grant a license under this subtitle to any person and may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the license of any person if it finds that:
(1) The person, his management personnel, or any other person who has a direct or indirect financial interest in the dealership is untrustworthy, lacks competence, or has been convicted by final judgment in any court of a crime of moral turpitude;
(2) The vehicle sales transactions of the person have been marked by a practice of failure to perform contracts or by fraud or bad faith;
(3) The person or the manufacturer or distributor of the vehicles in which the person deals is not in compliance with the surety bond requirements of § 15-205 of this title; or
(4) The person has failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law relating to the registration of vehicles, certificates of title, and the sale of vehicles.
(b) Fine.- As to any person licensed under this subtitle, instead of or in addition to revocation, suspension, or refusal to renew a license under this section, the Administrator may order the licensee to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 for each violation of this subtitle.
[An. Code 1957, art. 661/2, §§ 5-103, 5-106; 1977, ch. 14, § 2; 1980, ch. 827.]
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