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§ 16-104.2. Moped operator permit applications

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: May 7, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 16. Vehicle Laws--Drivers' Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 7, 2009
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-104.2
§ 16-104.2. Moped operator permit applications
Proof of lawful status
(a) On application, the Administration shall issue a moped operator's permit to an applicant who:
(1) Is 16 years of age or older;
(2) Does not possess a valid driver's license issued by this State or any other jurisdiction, but whose license or privilege to drive is not revoked, suspended, refused, or canceled;
(3) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant has lawful status; and
(4)(i) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant has a valid Social Security number by presenting the applicant's Social Security Administration account card or, if the Social Security Administration account card is not available, any of the following documents bearing the applicant's Social Security number:
1. A current W-2 form;
2. A current SSA-1099 form;
3. A current non-SSA-1099 form; or
4. A current pay stub with the applicant's name and Social Security number on it; or
(ii) Provides satisfactory documentary evidence that the applicant is not eligible for a Social Security number.
Passing examination and fee
(b) An applicant is entitled to receive a moped operator's permit if the applicant:
(1) Passes the examination provided for in § 16-110(c)(1) of this subtitle;
(2) Pays the fee provided for in this section; and
(3) Provides the documentary evidence described in subsection (a) of this section.
Form and content of application
(c) Each application for a moped operator's permit shall be on a form and contain the information that the Administration requires and each permit issued shall be of a size, design, and content that the Administration specifies.
Signature requirement
(d)(1) A permit is not valid unless the applicant signs the applicant's name on it in the applicant's usual signature.
(2) When issued and signed, a moped operator's permit only authorizes its holder to operate a moped, as defined in § 11-134.1 of this article or a motor scooter, as defined in § 11-134.5 of this article.
Expiration and renewal of permit
(e)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a moped operator's permit expires at the end of a period of not more than 5 years determined in regulations adopted by the Administration.
(2)(i) If an applicant has temporary lawful status, the Administration may not issue a moped operator's permit to the applicant for a period that extends beyond the expiration date of the applicant's authorized stay in the United States or, if there is no expiration date, for a period longer than 1 year.
(ii) Nothing contained in this paragraph may be construed to allow the issuance of a moped operator's permit for a period longer than the period described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(iii) The Administration shall indicate on the face and in the machine-readable zone of a temporary moped operator's permit issued under this paragraph that the permit is a temporary moped operator's permit.
(3) It may be renewed on application and payment of the fee required by subsection (f) of this section.
Fee established by Administration
(f)(1) For issuance or renewal of a moped operator's permit, an applicant shall pay the Administration a fee established by the Administration.
(2) For issuance of a duplicate moped operator's permit, an applicant shall pay the Administration a fee established by the Administration.

Credits

Added by Acts 1978, c. 328. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 291, § 1; Acts 1991, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2; Acts 1992, c. 190; Acts 2001, c. 557, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2005, c. 25, § 13, eff. April 12, 2005; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 5, eff. April 8, 2006; Acts 2009, c. 390, § 2, eff. May 7, 2009.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-104.2, MD TRANS § 16-104.2
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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