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§ 17-1804. Traders license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Miscellaneous State Business Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 18. Traders and Chain Stores (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 17-1804
§ 17-1804. Traders license
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, a person must have a trader's license whenever the person:
(1) does business as a trader in the State; or
(2) does business as an exhibitor in the State.
(b) A separate trader's license is required for each store or fixed place of business that a person operates in the State.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) a grower, maker, or manufacturer of goods;
(2) a nonresident traveling salesperson, sample merchant, or representative of a foreign mercantile or manufacturing business while selling to or soliciting an order from a licensed trader in the State; or
(3) a private individual while publicly selling the individual's personal effects on the individual's property, if the individual holds only 1 sale not exceeding 14 consecutive days in a calendar year.
(d)(1) An exhibitor need not get a trader's license for a show if the show is promoted by:
(i) a church, as defined in § 5-301(b) of the Corporations and Associations Article;
(ii) a governmental unit;
(iii) an amateur radio organization;
(iv) an antique vehicle, machine, and equipment organization;
(v) a volunteer fire department or rescue squad; or
(vi) a model train collectors' association.
(2) An exhibitor need not get a trader's license for a show if the exhibitor gives to the promoter an exhibitor's affidavit stating that the exhibitor:
(i) receives less than 10% of the exhibitor's annual income from selling the kind of goods that the exhibitor will display and sell at the show; and
(ii) has not participated in more than three shows, not including participation in one show sponsored by a national organization that is exempt from taxation under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, during the previous 365 days.
(3) An exhibitor at an antique show, coin show, or collector show need not get a trader's license for the show if the exhibitor gives to the promoter an exhibitor's affidavit stating that the exhibitor:
(i) will display and sell at the show;
(ii) receives less than 10% of the exhibitor's annual income in the State from selling the kind of goods that the exhibitor will display and sell at the show; and
(iii) has not participated in more than three antique shows, coin shows, or collector shows in the State during the previous 365 days.
(4) An exhibitor who has a trader's license need not get an additional trader's license for a show if, before the show, the exhibitor gives the promoter a photocopy of the trader's license.

Credits

Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 29, § 1, eff. April 10, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 112, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2008, c. 234, § 1, eff. June 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 235, § 1, eff. June 1, 2008; Acts 2009, c. 60, § 1, eff. April 14, 2009; Acts 2019, c. 569, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 570, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 56, §§ 13, 32, 33, 33A, 60.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 17-1804, MD BUS REG § 17-1804
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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