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09.08.01 - Home Improvement Commission - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 24,
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 08 HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

09.08.01 General Regulations

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§8-207(a), 8-212(a)(1) and (2), 8-309, 8-311(a)(11)—(13), and 8-616,, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[18-319-P]

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission proposes to adopt new Regulation .27 under COMAR 09.08.01 General Regulations. This action was considered initially at a public meeting of the Commission held on August 2, 2018. At a subsequent public meeting, held on October 4, 2018, the Commission voted to accept changes to the language of the proposed regulation. Notice of both meetings was provided by posting on the Commission’s website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to require applicants and licensees to respond in writing within 30 days to any written communication from the Commission, to inform the applicant or licensee of the ramifications for failure to respond to a written communication from the Commission, and to require an applicant or licensee to notify the Commission in writing of a change of address.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to David Finneran, Executive Director, Maryland Home Improvement Commission, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6169, or email to david.finneran@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-962-8482. Comments will be accepted through December 26, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission during a public meeting to be held on February 7, 2019, at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 500 N. Calvert Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.27 Failure to Respond.
  A. If an applicant or licensee receives from the Commission a written communication requesting a response, the applicant or licensee shall respond within 30 days of the date of the mailing.
  B. The Commission shall send a written communication by first-class mail to the last business address furnished to the Commission by the applicant or licensee.
  C. It is a responsibility of an applicant or licensee to notify the Commission in writing if there has been a change in the applicant’s or licensee’s address.
  D. Failure to respond as required by this regulation may be considered by the Commission to be a violation of Business Regulation Article, §§8-311(a)(11)—(13) and 8-616, Annotated Code of Maryland.

JOSEPH TUNNEY
Chairman
Home Improvement Commission