(i) at least 2 shall be certified general real estate appraisers;
(ii) 2 shall be certified general real estate appraisers, certified residential real estate appraisers, or licensed real estate appraisers;
(iii) 2 shall be representatives of a financial institution who are not certified or licensed real estate appraisers or home inspectors;
(iv) 4 shall be licensed home inspectors, each of whom shall have held a license as a home inspector in the State for at least 5 years;
(v) 4 shall be consumer members; and
(vi) 1 shall be a representative of an appraisal management company registered under Subtitle 5B of this title.
(3) The Governor shall:
(i) appoint the members with the advice of the Secretary and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and
(ii) consider demographic and geographic diversity when making appointments to the Commission.
(b) Each member of the Commission shall be a citizen of the State.
(c)(1) Each consumer member of the Commission:
(i) shall be a member of the general public;
(ii) may not be a licensee, holder of a certificate, or otherwise be subject to regulation by the Commission;
(iii) may not be required to meet the qualifications for the professional members of the Commission; and
(iv) may not, within 1 year before appointment, have had a financial interest in or have received compensation from a person regulated by the Commission.
(2) While a member of the Commission, a consumer member may not:
(i) have a financial interest in or receive compensation from a person regulated by the Commission; or
(ii) grade any examination given by or for the Commission.
(d) Before taking office, each appointee to the Commission shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.
(e)(1) The term of a member is 3 years.
(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Commission on January 1, 1991.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(5) A member may not serve for more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms.
Removal by Governor
(f)(1) The Governor may remove a member for incompetence or misconduct.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection and subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection, a member shall be considered to have resigned if the member did not attend at least two-thirds of the Commission meetings held during any consecutive 12-month period while the member was serving on the Commission.
(3) The Governor may waive a member's resignation and allow the member to continue serving if the member has been unable to attend meetings for reasons satisfactory to the Governor and the reasons are made public.
(4) In accordance with § 8-501 of the State Government Article, the chairman shall provide notice to the Governor and the Governor shall appoint a successor.
Added by Acts 1990, c. 594. Renumbered from Business Occupations and Professions § 15.5-602 by Acts 1994, c. 3, § 13, eff. Feb. 28, 1994. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 470, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2002, c. 226, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2010, c. 72, § 5, eff. April 13, 2010; Acts 2011, c. 269, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 270, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2014, c. 588, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2018, c. 159, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018; Acts 2018, c. 160, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 16-202, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 16-202
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.