(a) The Secretary may adopt regulations for the Office of the Secretary.
(b) Before a unit in the Department publishes a proposed regulation under § 10-112 of the State Government Article, the unit shall submit the proposed regulation to the Secretary.
(c)(1) The Secretary may approve any proposed regulation.
(2) Within 30 days after submission of a proposed regulation on a regulatory, supervisory, quasi-judicial, disciplinary, or enforcement function of a unit, the Secretary may disapprove the proposed regulation but only if the Secretary finds that it:
(i) would discourage competition within a regulated occupation or profession;
(ii) would unfairly restrict entry of applicants into a regulated occupation or profession; or
(iii) otherwise is contrary to the public interest.
(3) The Secretary may disapprove or revise any other proposed regulation.
Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 5, § 1, eff. March 27, 1995; Acts 2007, c. 501, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, c. 502, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2016, c. 8, § 1, eff. March 14, 2016.
Formerly Art. 41, § 8-104.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 2-105, MD BUS REG § 2-105
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.