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Chairman: George J. Andreadakis, 1979
W. Robert Wallis, 1977; Mary Avara, 1978.
One South Calvert Street,
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 383-2310
This Board, established by Chapter 209,
Acts of 1916, adopted its present name by
Chapter 402, Acts of 1970. The Board con-
sists of a chairman, vice chairman, and
secretary, all appointed by the Secretary of
Licensing and Regulation, by and with the
consent of the Senate, for three-year terms.
The Board examines or supervises the ex-
amination of all film, excepting newsreels,
to be exhibited or used in the State of
Maryland, and disapproves such as are ob-
scene or pornographic.
The Board furnishes an official approval
seal which must be displayed on the screen
when the picture is shown (Code 1957,
1970 Repl. Vol., Art. 66A).
Staff: 3.
Alan T, Fell, Commissioner
George L. Rayburn, Assistant Commissioner
Louis A. Nowell, Examiner IV
One South Calvert Street,
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 383-3656
The office of the Commissioner of Con-
sumer Credit was originally established as
the Administrator of Loan Laws, an inde-
pendent agency by Chapter 289, Acts of
1941, superseding a similar office estab-
lished under the jurisdiction of the Bank
Commissioner (Chapter 741, Acts of 1939).
It adopted the name of Commissioner of
Small Loans by Chapter 402, Acts of 1970,
and its present name by Chapter 457, Acts
of 1974. The Commissioner is appointed
by the Secretary of Licensing and Regula-
tion with the approval of the Governor
(Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41,
sec. 192).
The office is responsible for the licensing
of small loan companies and conducts in-
vestigations of these companies. The Com-

missioner may revoke or suspend a small
loan license following a formal hearing be-
fore the agency, upon the finding that the
licensee has violated any provisions of Ar-
ticle 58A of the Code. Further, the Com-
missioner directs investigations to discover
suspected violations of the law, the purpose
of which is for the protection of borrowers
or the punishment of usurious money
The Commissioner is also responsible for
licensing sales finance companies. He con-
ducts annual investigations of these com-
panies to determine their fitness to engage
in the sales finance business in Maryland.
Following a formal hearing before the
Agency, the Commissioner may suspend or
revoke such licenses for violations of the
law (Code 1957, 1969 Repl. Vol., Art. 83,
sees. 154-165).
During the 1971 and 1972 Session, the
General Assembly strengthened the Com-
missioner's power to protect the consumer
under the Retail Credit Accounts Law and
the Retail Installment Sales Act. Acting
upon a written complaint the Commissioner
may, after a formal hearing, order a seller
to cease and desist from practice in viola-
tion of these laws (Code 1957, 1969 Repl.
Vol., 1975 Supp„ Art. 83, sees. 149A, and
Staff: 15.
Chairman: Jerome J. Rokos, 1979
Mary Ellen Brooke, 1977; Christina J. An-
derson, 1977; Mrs. Howard McIntyre,
1977; Ellen P. McLane, 1978.
Eunice R. Alper, Executive Director
One South Calvert Street,
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 383-2320
The State Board of Cosmetologists, cre-
ated by Chapter 282, Acts of 1935 as the
Board of Hairdressers and Beauty Cultur-
ists, received its present name by Chapter
278, Acts of 1961. The Board consists of
five members appointed by the Governor
with the advice of the Secretary of Licensing
and Regulation for three-year terms. Three
members of the Board must have had at

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