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§ 15-314. Expiration and renewal of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 15. Professional Land Surveyors (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 15-314
§ 15-314. Expiration and renewal of license
Expiration date
(a) Unless a license is renewed for a 2-year term as provided in this section, the license expires on the first June 30 that comes:
(1) after the effective date of the license; and
(2) in an odd-numbered year.
Notice of expiration
(b)(1) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall mail or electronically transmit to the licensee:
(i) a renewal application form; and
(ii) a notice that states:
1. the date on which the current license expires; and
2. the amount of the license fee.
(2) If an electronic transmission under paragraph (1) of this subsection is returned to the Board as undeliverable, the Board shall mail to the licensee, at the last known address of the licensee, the materials required under paragraph (1) of this subsection within 10 business days of the date the Board received the notice that the electronic transmission was undeliverable.
(3) The failure of a licensee to receive the notice for which this subsection provides does not prevent the license from expiring as specified under subsection (a) of this section.
Grounds for renewal
(c) Before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee:
(1) otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) pays to the Board a license fee set by the Board; and
(3) submits to the Board a renewal application on the form that the Board provides.
Duty of Board to renew
(d)(1) The Board shall renew the license of and issue a renewal certificate to each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
(2) The Board shall include on each renewal certificate that the Board issues:
(i) the date on which the current license expires; and
(ii) the signatures of the chairman and secretary of the Board, under seal of the Board.
Staggered expiration dates
(e) The Secretary may determine that licenses issued under this subtitle shall expire on a staggered basis.
Continuing professional competency
(f) The Board shall adopt regulations to require a demonstration of continuing professional competency for a licensee as a condition of renewal of a license under this section in accordance with the following:
(1) a continuing professional competency requirement does not apply to the first renewal of a license;
(2) if a license expires on or before September 30, 2002, a professional land surveyor or licensed property line surveyor is not required to fulfill the continuing professional competency requirement;
(3) if a license expires between October 1, 2002 and September 30, 2003, a professional land surveyor or licensed property line surveyor is required to fulfill 50 percent of the continuing professional competency requirement as provided in the regulations adopted by the Board under this subsection; and
(4) if a license expires on or after October 1, 2003, a professional land surveyor or licensed property line surveyor is required to fulfill the full continuing professional competency requirement as provided in the regulations adopted by the Board under this subsection.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 312, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1989; Acts 1997, c. 59, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 735, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 1999, c. 567, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, c. 601, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, c. 227, § 2, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2017, c. 246, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 56, §§ 333, 334, 336.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 15-314, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 15-314
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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