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§ 20-1008. Administrative hearing

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Human Relations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Part I. In General (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, State Government, § 20-1008
§ 20-1008. Administrative hearing
Hearing by administrative law judge; venue
(a)(1) If a civil action is not elected under § 20-1007 of this subtitle, the case shall be heard by an administrative law judge.
(2) The hearing shall be held in the county where the alleged discriminatory act occurred.
Role of general counsel
(b) The general counsel of the Commission shall present the case in support of the complaint at the hearing.
Rights of respondent
(c) The respondent:
(1) may file a written answer to the complaint;
(2) may appear at the hearing in person, or otherwise, with or without counsel;
(3) may submit testimony;
(4) shall be fully heard; and
(5) may examine and cross-examine witnesses.
Recording and transcript of testimony
(d)(1) Testimony taken at the hearing shall be under oath and recorded.
(2) A transcript shall be made of all testimony at the hearing.
Amendment of complaint or answer
(e) The administrative law judge may allow any complaint or answer to be reasonably amended.


Added by Acts 2009, c. 120, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 366, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
MD Code, State Government, § 20-1008, MD STATE GOVT § 20-1008
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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