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§ 13-314. Commencement of proceedings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 13. Private Detectives (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Private Detective Agency Licenses (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-314
§ 13-314. Commencement of proceedings
In general
(a) Subject to this section, the Secretary shall commence proceedings under § 13-313 of this subtitle on the Secretary's own complaint or on a complaint made to the Secretary by any person.
Form and contents of complaint
(b)(1) A complaint shall:
(i) be in writing;
(ii) be signed by the complainant; and
(iii) state specifically the facts on which the complaint is based.
(2) If a complaint is made by any person other than the Secretary, the complaint shall be made under oath by the person who submits the complaint.
Appointment of investigating officer
(c)(1) On receipt of a complaint that alleges facts that are grounds for action under § 13-313 of this subtitle, the Secretary shall appoint an officer of the Department of State Police, with the rank of lieutenant or above, as the investigating officer for the complaint.
(2) The investigating officer may assign responsibility for conducting the investigation to other members of the Department of State Police.
Action on complaint
(d)(1) On conclusion of the investigation, the investigating officer shall determine whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that there are grounds for disciplinary action under § 13-313 of this subtitle.
(2) If the investigating officer finds a reasonable basis as provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Secretary shall act on the complaint as provided under § 13-315 of this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 165, § 3, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1994, c. 166, § 3, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995.
Formerly Art. 56, § 562.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-314, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 13-314
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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