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§ 3-305. Investigations of applicants

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Special Police Officers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-305
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 41, § 4-903
§ 3-305. Investigations of applicants
In general
(a)(1) The Secretary shall investigate the character, reputation, and qualifications of each applicant for a commission.
(2) The investigation shall include an investigation of the applicant's criminal record.
(3) The Secretary shall conduct the investigation in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary.
Appeals to findings of investigation
(b)(1) On completion of the investigation, the Secretary shall notify the applicant of the final decision of the Secretary on whether to recommend the denial or the granting of the application to the Governor.
(2) Any person aggrieved by a final decision of the Secretary to recommend the denial of an application under this section may take an appeal as a contested case in accordance with Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the State Government Article.
Recommendation to Governor
(c)(1) The Secretary shall transmit to the Governor:
(i) the results of the investigation;
(ii) a recommendation on denying or granting the application;
(iii) the reasons for the recommendation; and
(iv) the final disposition of any appeal made by an aggrieved person described in subsection (b)(2) of this section.
(2) The Governor may accept the recommendation of the Secretary but need not issue a commission approved by the Secretary if the Governor believes it not to be in the best interest of the State to do so.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 679, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2015, c. 298, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-305, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-305
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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