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29.04.05.00.htm 29.04.05.00. Title 29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE Subtitle 04 LICENSING AND PERMITS Chapter 05 Security Systems Agencies and Technicians―Licensing and Registration Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §10-221; Business Occupations and Professions Article, §18-202; Annotated Code of Maryland
29.04.05.01.htm 29.04.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter does not apply to:. 1) An officer or employee of a unit of the United States, a state, or any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of a state while performing a duty of the office or employment;2) A person who sells security systems at a retail establishment or by means of a catalog or brochure for future delivery, if the person does not:a) Enter the customer's premises or property, or.
29.04.05.02.htm 29.04.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Circumventional information" means information, including pass codes, that allows an individual to alter the operation of a security system, but does not include generic user or installation manuals.2) "Firm" means a partnership or corporation.. 3) "Firm member" means a partner of a partnership or an officer or director of a corporation.. 4) "License" means a lice
29.04.05.03.htm 29.04.05.03. 03 Extension of Effective Date.. An individual or person who is engaged in the business of providing security system services on or before October 1, 1996, is not subject to the provisions of this chapter or required to obtain a license under this chapter until October 1, 1997.
29.04.05.04.htm 29.04.05.04. 04 Duration of Regulation.. This chapter shall remain in effect until July 1, 2016, when it shall terminate and be of no further force and effect.
29.04.05.05.htm 29.04.05.05. 05 Applications and Fees.. A. An application for a security systems agency license and a registration form for a security systems technician and an individual with access to circumventional information, shall be obtained from and returned with the fee and required documents to: Maryland State Police, Licensing Division, 7751 Washington Boulevard, Jessup, Maryland 20794.B. The fees set forth in Regulations .06-12 of this chapter shall be paid by a check or money order
29.04.05.06.htm 29.04.05.06. 06 License Applications for Security Systems Agencies.. A. Except as otherwise provided in Regulation .07 of this chapter, a person shall be licensed by the Secretary before engaging in the business of providing security systems services in the State.B. If the applicant for a license is a firm, the firm shall appoint a firm member as the representative member to make the application on behalf of the firm. Each firm member, representative member, and individual license app
29.04.05.07.htm 29.04.05.07. 07 Waiver of Licensing Requirements.. The Secretary may waive the requirements of Regulation .06 of this chapter and issue a license to an applicant who:A. Provides adequate evidence that the applicant:. 1) Is licensed to engage in the business of providing security systems services in another state, and2) Became licensed in another state after meeting qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required in this State including a state and national criminal record check;
29.04.05.08.htm 29.04.05.08. 08 License Renewal.. A. The Secretary shall stagger the terms of the license, which expire as follows:. 1) A license issued February 1 through July 31 expires on the July 31 after 3 full years; and. 2) A license issued August 1 through January 31 expires on the January 31 after 3 full years.. B. At least 1 month before a license expiration, the Secretary shall mail to the licensee a:. 1) Renewal application form; and. 2) Notice that states the:.
29.04.05.09.htm 29.04.05.09. 09 Registration Process.. A. The following individuals shall register with the Secretary once every 3 years:. 1) An individual employed by security systems agencies as security systems technicians; and. 2) An individual with access to circumventional information.. B. Those required to register shall complete the registration form provided by the Secretary and submit the following to the 1) A registration form, which has been filled out completely and signed in front of a notary;.
29.04.05.10.htm 29.04.05.10. 10 Waiver of Registration Requirements.. The Secretary may waive the requirements of Regulation .09 of this chapter and register an applicant who:A. Provides adequate evidence that the applicant:. 1) Is licensed in another state to engage in the business of providing security systems services or registered in another state as a security systems technician or other individual who has access to circumventional information, and2) Became licensed or registered in another state
29.04.05.11.htm 29.04.05.11. 11 Registration Renewal.. A. The Secretary shall stagger the terms of registrations. A renewal shall be for a term that expires on the last day of the applicant's birth month following the third full year after issuance.B. At least 1 month before a registration expiration, the Secretary shall mail to the licensee a:. 1) Renewal application form; and. 2) Notice that states the:. a) Date the current registration expires,. b) Date by which the renewal application shall be
29.04.05.12.htm 29.04.05.12. 12 Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Licenses and Identification Cards.. A. A lost, stolen, or damaged license or identification card shall be reported to the Licensing Division immediately.B. An individual reporting a license or ID card lost or stolen shall:. 1) Provide a notarized letter, on company letterhead, verifying present employment and indicating the circumstances of the loss;2) Provide any police reports, if available;.
29.04.05.13.htm 29.04.05.13. 13 Licensee's Responsibilities.. The licensee's requirements are those defined in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §13-308, Annotated Code of Maryland.
29.04.05.14.htm 29.04.05.14. 14 Employer Bond or Insurance.. A. In order to obtain a license, an applicant shall execute a fidelity bond as provided in §B of this regulation or maintain general liability insurance as provided §C of this regulation.B. Fidelity Bond.. 1) The amount of the fidelity bond shall be at least $50,000.. 2) The bond shall cover all individuals who are licensed to provide security system services, registered as security systems technicians, have access to circumventional inform
29.04.05.15.htm 29.04.05.15. 15 Denying, Suspending, and Revoking Registrations and Licenses.. The Secretary may deny a license or registration, reprimand a licensee or registrant, or suspend or revoke a license or registration if the applicant, licensee, registrant, or a firm member or employee of an applicant or licensee that is a firm:A. Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee or for someone else;B. Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;.
29.04.05.16.htm 29.04.05.16. 16 Hearings for Denied, Suspended, and Revoked Applications, Licenses, and Registrations.. A. Before any final action is taken under Regulation .15 of this chapter, the person against whom the action is contemplated shall have an opportunity for a hearing before:1) The Secretary; or. 2) An advisory panel consisting of the following members appointed by the Secretary;. a) A member of the Department of State Police;. b) A representative of the security systems industry; and.
29.04.05.17.htm 29.04.05.17. 17 Confidentiality.. A. The Secretary shall keep a roster of individuals registered as security systems technicians or as individuals with access to circumventional information.B. Information obtained through an investigation of an applicant for a license or for registration under this chapter shall be confidential and, unless required by a court order, may not be divulged to a person who is not a law enforcement officer.
29.04.05.18.htm 29.04.05.18. 18 Penalties.. A. A person may not engage, attempt to engage, or offer to engage in a business of providing security systems services in the State unless licensed by the Secretary.B. Unless authorized under this chapter to engage in the business of providing security systems services, a person may not represent to the public, by use of the title "security systems agency" or "security systems technician" by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that th
29.04.05.9999.htm 29.04.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―15 adopted as an emergency provision effective November 18, 1994 (21:25 Md. R. 2101) Emergency status expired May 1, 1995 (Emergency provisions are temporary and not printed in COMAR)Regulations .01―15, Licensing Security Systems Technicians and Registering Sellers of Security Systems, repealed effective April 20, 1998 (25:8 Md. R. 600) ―Regulations .01―18, Security Systems Agencies and Technicians―Licensing and
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