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36.02.02.00.htm 36.02.02.00. Title 36 MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCY Subtitle 02 LOTTERY PROVISIONS Chapter 02 Retailer Licensing Authority: State Government Article, §9-101, 9-111―9-116, and 9-119, Annotated Code of Maryland
36.02.02.01.htm 36.02.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Applicant” means a person applying for a lottery license and includes the individual completing the application.2) “Probationary license” means a license issued by the Director to a new retailer that is valid for a 12-month period, beginning with the first week of sales.3) “Regular license” means a license issued by the Director to a retailer who has satisfactorily com
36.02.02.02.htm 36.02.02.02. 02 License Required.. A. A person who sells a lottery ticket shall be licensed by the Agency as a retailer.. B. A person to be licensed as a retailer shall be issued a probationary license before being eligible to receive a regular license.C. No individual younger than 21 years old may be licensed as a lottery retailer.. D. A governmental entity that seeks a license as a lottery retailer shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director the permission of any other
36.02.02.03.htm 36.02.02.03. 03 License Restrictions.. A. A retailer license may not be transferred to another person without the approval of the Director.. B. A license may not be issued to any person to engage in business primarily as a lottery retailer..
36.02.02.04.htm 36.02.02.04. 04 Application Process.. A. To obtain a retailer license, a person shall submit to the Agency:. 1) A completed application on the forms required by the Agency; and. 2) Any other information requested by the Director.. B. The Director shall consider:. 1) The financial responsibility and security of the applicant and the applicant's business or activity;2) The honesty and integrity of the applicant;.
36.02.02.05.htm 36.02.02.05. 05 Security.. At the discretion of the Director and in the amount determined by the Director, an applicant or a retailer may be required to post:A. A surety bond;. B. An irrevocable letter of credit;. C. A cash security deposit;. D. Lottery escrow deposit; or. E. Any other form of security deemed acceptable to the Director..
36.02.02.06.htm 36.02.02.06. 06 Probationary License.. A. New Retailer.. 1) All licenses issued by the Director to new retailers are probationary licenses.. 2) The Director may terminate a probationary license without a hearing upon determination by the Director that the retailer has violated any provision in this subtitle.B. Termination.. 1) Before terminating a probationary license, the Director shall send written notice to the retailer of the Agency’s intent to terminate the probationary license.
36.02.02.07.htm 36.02.02.07. 07 Special License.. A. The Director may issue a special license, subject to such conditions or limitations as the Director deems appropriate.B. The limitations or conditions for the special lottery retailers may include:. 1) The length of the license period;. 2) The hours or days of sale;. 3) The location of sale;. 4) The specific persons who are allowed to sell lottery tickets; and. 5) The specific sporting, charitable, social, or other special events where
36.02.02.08.htm 36.02.02.08. 08 Denial of a License.. A. If the Director denies a license, the Director shall promptly provide the applicant with written notice of the:1) Basis for the denial; and. 2) Applicant’s right to request a reconsideration meeting with the Director or the Director’s designee.B. An applicant may submit to the Director a written request for a reconsideration meeting within 15 days of the date of the notice described in §A of this regulation.C. If an applicant fails
36.02.02.09.htm 36.02.02.09. 09 Corrective Action.. A. Deficiency. If the Director determines that a retailer no longer meets a license requirement of this chapter, or that there is cause for imposing sanctions under Regulation .10 of this chapter, the Director shall:1) Assess the seriousness of the deficiency;. 2) Require the retailer to develop a corrective action plan;. 3) Determine whether it is necessary during the pendency of the corrective action process to emergently suspend the retailer’s license;
36.02.02.10.htm 36.02.02.10. 10 Sanctions.. A. The Director may impose sanctions on a retailer for:. 1) Violating or failing to fulfill the retailer’s responsibilities or a condition of a license under this subtitle;2) Violating:. a) A provision of the lottery law;. b) A regulation adopted under the lottery law; or. c) An order or directive of the Agency;. 3) Providing the Agency with false or misleading information;. 4) Failing to cooperate with the Agency;.
36.02.02.9999.htm 36.02.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 13, 2013 (40:9 Md. R. 790). Regulation .01B amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .02D amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .02E repealed effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .05 amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13). Regulation .06B amended effective January 14, 2019 (46:1 Md. R. 13).
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