2013 Maryland Code
CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
§ 11-305 - Senior investment protection.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to use a senior or retiree credential or designation in a way that is or would be misleading in connection with:
(1) The offer, sale, or purchase of securities;
(2) Receiving, directly or indirectly, any consideration from another person for advising the other person as to the value of securities or their purchase or sale; or
(3) Acting as a broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative.
(b) The Commissioner by rule or order shall define what constitutes a misleading use of a senior or retiree credential or designation for purposes of subsection (a) of this section.
(c) A violation of a rule or order adopted under subsection (b) of this section also constitutes a dishonest or unethical practice for purposes of § 11-302(a)(3) of this subtitle and § 11-412(a)(7) of this title.
(d) The Commissioner by rule or order may provide exemptions from subsections (a) and (c) of this section, where such exemptions are consistent with the public interest and within the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of this title.
(e) This section does not limit any powers of the Commissioner granted under this title.
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