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09.08.07 - Home Improvement Commission - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 20,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 08 HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

09.08.07 Fees

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.11, 2-106.12, 8-207, 8-209, 8-210, 8-213, 8-302, 8-303, 8-308, and 8-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 256, Acts of 2017

Notice of Proposed Action
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The Maryland Home Improvement Commission proposes to adopt new Regulations .01 and .02 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.08.07 Fees. This action was considered at a public meeting of the Commission held on June 7, 2018, notice of which 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 carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.11, 2-106.12, 8-207, 8-209, 8-210, 8-213, 8-302, 8-303, 8-308, and 8-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the Home Improvement Commission.

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, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, Room 306, 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 October 29, 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 December 6, 2018, at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.

.01 Purpose.
This chapter is intended to carry out the provisions of Business Regulation Article, §§2-106.11, 2-106.12, 8-207, 8-209, 8-210, 8-213, 8-302, 8-303, 8-308, and 8-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland. In particular, it is intended to set various fees in order to cover the actual documented direct and indirect costs of fulfilling the statutory and regulatory duties of the Home Improvement Commission.

.02 Schedule of Fees.
  A. Pursuant to Business Regulation Article, §8-213, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Commission shall set fees to produce funds to approximate the cost of maintaining the Commission. Fees charged by the Commission are as follows:
    (1) License application fees:
      (a) Contractor — $250 for each place of business of the contractor;
      (b) Salesperson — $100; and
      (c) Application processing fee — $20;
    (2) License renewal fees:
      (a) Contractor — $250 for each place of business of the contractor; and
      (b) Salesperson — $100;
    (3) Inactive status fees:
      (a) Inactive status application fee — $50;
      (b) Renewal fees while license is in inactive status:
        (i) Contractor — $112.50; and
        (ii) Salesperson — $37.50; and
      (c) Reactivation of inactive license reissuance fee — $10;
    (4) Certification of license status fee — $1; and
    (5) Document copy fee — $1 per page.
  B. Examination Fee. An applicant for an examination or reexamination shall pay an examination or reexamination fee directly to the testing service chosen by the Commission to develop or administer the examination, as such fees are established by the testing service selected by the Commission.

DAVID FINNERAN
Executive Director
Home Improvement Commission