Home Table of Contents

§ 19-505. Nonresident applicant for license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 19. Security Guard Agencies and Security Guard Certification (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Miscellaneous Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 19-505
§ 19-505. Nonresident applicant for license
Submission of consent to Secretary of State
(a) A nonresident applicant for a license shall submit to the Secretary of State a consent, as provided under this section.
Contents of consent
(b) The consent required under this section shall:
(1) specify that service of process on the Secretary of State shall bind the applicant in any action, suit, or proceeding brought against the applicant;
(2) specify that an action, suit, or proceeding may be brought against the applicant in any county where:
(i) the cause of action arose; or
(ii) the plaintiff resides; and
(3) be signed by the representative member of the applicant.
Certified copy of firm resolution
(c) In addition to submitting a consent, a nonresident applicant shall submit to the Secretary of State a certified copy of a resolution adopted by the firm that confirms that the firm members, board of directors, or other managing board of the firm authorized the representative member to execute and submit the consent on behalf of the firm.
Copies of signed documents
(d) An applicant who is required under this section to submit a consent or a consent and authorization to the Secretary of State shall submit copies of the signed documents to the Secretary.
Compliance with section necessary for nonresident license
(e) The Secretary may not issue a license to a nonresident applicant, unless the nonresident applicant complies with the requirements of subsections (a) through (d) of this section.
Service of process on Secretary of State
(f)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, service of process on the Secretary of State binds a person who has submitted a consent to the Secretary of State, as required under this section.
(2) If service of process is made on the Secretary of State as authorized under this section, the person initiating the action, suit, or proceeding immediately shall send a copy, by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the principal office in the State of the person against whom the action, suit, or proceeding is directed.
(3) As to any person who submits a consent as required under this section, any action, suit, or proceeding may be brought in any county where:
(i) the cause of action arose; or
(ii) the plaintiff resides.

Credits

Added by Acts 1996, c. 602, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1996.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 19-505, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 19-505
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
End of Document