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14.08.01.00.htm 14.08.01.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 08 BLIND INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES OF MARYLAND Chapter 01 Licensing for the Sale of Products Made by the Blind Authority: Article 30, §30A, Annotated Code of Maryland PrefaceIn accordance with Article 30, §30A(e―l) Annotated Code of Maryland, every person, association, or corporation desiring to sell blind-made products as promulgated by Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, shall adhere to the following regulations.
14.08.01.01.htm 14.08.01.01. 01 Intent of Regulations.. A. Pursuant to the intent of the Annotated Code of Maryland, these regulations are to assure that persons, associations, or corporations engaged in the business of selling products made by the blind conduct themselves in the highest ethical fashion and in no way impose a negative influence on the quality of lives lived by blind persons in the State.B. These regulations are applicable to all persons, associations, or corporations selling products m
14.08.01.02.htm 14.08.01.02. 02 Application.. A. A person, association, or corporation desiring to sell products made by blind persons shall apply to the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and use a form provided by the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, which form, as amended from time to time, is incorporated herein and made a part of these regulations.B. A person, association, or corporation may not commence the sale of products made by the blind before being issued a licens
14.08.01.03.htm 14.08.01.03. 03 Renewal Application.. A. Annually, 30 days before the close of a calendar year subsequent to the original date of issuance of a license to sell products made by the blind, the license holder shall submit a renewal application. Renewal applications shall be obtained by written request to the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.B. Financial Statements. A license holder shall submit with the renewal application an annual financial statement covering its operations for the prec
14.08.01.04.htm 14.08.01.04. 04 Violations, Rejections, and evocations.. Violation of any of the following requirements shall subject an applicant or license holder, as the case may be, to rejection of an application, reprimand, suspension, or revocation of a license:A. Incorrect or incomplete information in an original or renewal application;. B. Failure to inform Blind Industries and Services of Maryland of changes in personnel, sales approach, or area of operations as set forth in Items 6,
14.08.01.05.htm 14.08.01.05. 05 Procedure for Investigation of Complaints.. A. Any person who alleges by written complaint a violation of any law regulating the sale of products made by blind persons may initiate an investigation by Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. The complaint shall be accompanied by documents, contracts, or other records relevant to the complaint to the extent that these written materials exist.B. Upon receipt of a sworn and written complaint, the Chairman of the Board
14.08.01.06.htm 14.08.01.06. 06 Procedure for Hearings on Complaints.. A. The matter shall be heard by a panel of three chosen by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. One member of the panel shall be the President of BISM and two other members shall be chosen from the Board of Trustees. He shall designate one member as Chairman of the Panel.B. The style of the complaint shall be called, and all persons summoned or who intend to give testimony shall be sworn.
14.08.01.07.htm 14.08.01.07. 07 Procedure for Hearings on Suspension or Revocation of Licenses.. A. The matter shall be heard by a panel selected as set forth in Regulation .06A.. B. The title of the case shall be called, and all persons summoned or who intend to give testimony shall be sworn.C. The Chairman shall explain briefly the purpose and nature of the hearing, and shall recite the charges brought against the licensee, giving reference to the particular statute and sections thereof.
14.08.01.08.htm 14.08.01.08. 08 Petition for Declaratory Rulings.. A. A licensee of BISM may petition the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a ruling on the applicability of any regulation or of any statute to this licensee.B. The petition shall state the regulation or statute to be considered and a concise statement of the facts.C. The petition shall contain all statutes, judicial decisions, or regulations relevant to the issue.
14.08.01.09.htm 14.08.01.09. 09 Advertising.. A. Every advertisement shall state or clearly indicate the identity of the licensee in such a manner as to prevent confusion with the name of any other unrelated licensee.B. A licensee may not advertise any statement or claims as to the superiority of any product which is not true.C. A licensee may not advertise any warranties on any products which are not given to the customer in writing at the time of purchase.D. All advertisements shall be submitted to the Ch
14.08.01.9999.htm 14.08.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 30, 1978 (5:13 Md. R. 1064).
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