2016 Maryland Code
Title 7 - Collection Agencies
Subtitle 3 - Licenses
§ 7-304. Issuance of license
(a) Surety bond. --
(1) An applicant for a license shall execute a surety bond for the benefit of any member of the public who has a loss or other damage as a result of a violation of this title or the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act by the applicant or an agent or employee of the applicant.
(2) The surety bond shall be:
(i) in a form that the Board approves;
(ii) with a surety that the Board approves; and
(iii) in the amount of $ 5,000.
(3) The total liability of a surety on a bond under this section may not exceed the amount of the bond, regardless of the number or amount of claims against the bond.
(4) If the amount of claims against a bond exceeds the amount of the bond, the surety:
(i) shall pay the amount of the bond to the Board for distribution to claimants; and
(ii) then is relieved of liability under the bond.
(b) Issuance. -- The Board shall issue a license to each applicant who meets the requirements of this subtitle.
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