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§ 12-612. Denial, suspension, or revocation of certificate

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: April 11, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Electrical Code (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 11, 2023
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-612
§ 12-612. Denial, suspension, or revocation of certificate
Grounds for discipline
(a) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 12-613 of this subtitle, the State Fire Marshal may deny a certificate to an applicant, refuse to renew a certificate, reprimand a certificate holder, suspend or revoke a certificate, or impose a civil penalty not exceeding $1,000 if the applicant or certificate holder:
(1) fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a certificate for the applicant or another;
(2) fraudulently or deceptively uses the certificate;
(3) engages in an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice, as defined in § 13-301 of the Commercial Law Article;
(4) willfully or deliberately disregards or violates a building code, electrical code, or law of the State or a local jurisdiction;
(5) while not certified, solicits to engage in or willfully engages in providing electrical inspection services;
(6) while not certified, willfully advertises as a certified nongovernmental electrical inspector;
(7) willfully makes a false statement or misrepresentation in any renewal application or in any other document that the State Fire Marshal requires to be submitted; or
(8) violates any other provision of this subtitle or any regulation adopted by the State Fire Marshal under this subtitle.
Factors in determining penalty
(b) In determining the appropriate penalty to be imposed under subsection (a) of this section, the State Fire Marshal shall consider:
(1) the gravity of the violation;
(2) the good faith of the violator;
(3) the number and gravity of previous violations by the same violator;
(4) the harm caused to the complainant, the public, and the electrical inspector profession;
(5) the assets of the violator; and
(6) any other factors that the State Fire Marshal considers relevant.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 127, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2023, c. 49, § 2, eff. April 11, 2023.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-612, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 12-612
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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