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§ 1-208. Suspension of license upon payment through dishonored instrument

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 1. Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 2. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 1-208
§ 1-208. Suspension of license upon payment through dishonored instrument
In general
(a) If payment of the fee for the issuance or renewal of a license, issued by the Department or by a unit within the Department, is made by a check or other negotiable instrument that is dishonored, the license for which the fee was paid shall be suspended by operation of law. Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the suspension is effective beginning on the tenth business day after the day on which notice is sent in accordance with subsection (b) of this section until the date that payment of the fee, and any late charge provided for in this article, has been made.
Notification of suspension
(b)(1) When the Department or a unit within the Department receives notice that a check or other negotiable instrument, given by an applicant in payment of a license issuance or renewal fee, has been dishonored, it shall inform the applicant by regular mail sent to the applicant's last known business address, that the license will be suspended by operation of law if within 10 business days from the date of the notice the applicant fails to make payment of the fee, and any late charge, or fails to present evidence to the Department or unit that the notice of dishonor was in error.
(2) An applicant shall be given a prompt opportunity to make payment of the fee, and any late charge, or to present evidence to the Department or unit that the notice of dishonor was in error.
Reinstatement of license
(c) If a license is suspended under subsection (a) of this section, the license shall be reinstated effective the date that the license was suspended, if within 5 business days after the date of the suspension the applicant:
(1) pays the late fee and any late charge; or
(2) presents evidence to the Department or the unit that the notice of dishonor was in error.
Guaranty fund claims
(d) Suspension of a license under this section may not affect any otherwise valid claim under any guaranty fund made by a person who dealt in good faith with a licensee, without knowledge of the suspension.

Credits

Added by Acts 1996, c. 426, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1996. Amended by Acts 1996, c. 526, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1996; Acts 1997, c. 14, § 1, eff. April 8, 1997.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 1-208, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 1-208
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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