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MARYLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT
COMMISSION

Chairperson: Ernest Stokes II, 1988

Morton Spero, 1987; Donald C. Frazier, 1988;
Sandra S. Mitchell, 1989; Howell Mole, 1989;
John F. Borz, 1990; Paul W. Grimm, 1990.

Thomas R. Hannon, Executive Director

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 333-6309
Toll Free: 1-800-492-7521

The Maryland Home Improvement Commission
was established in 1962 (Chapter 133, Acts of
1962). The Commission licenses and regulates
contractors and salesmen in the home improve-
ment industry, investigates complaints filed by
homeowners against individuals operating as
home improvement contractors, and takes admin-
istrative or legal action when violations of the law
are found.

The Commission consists of seven members ap-
pointed to four-year terms by the Governor with
the advice of the Secretary of Licensing and Regu-
lation. Three members must be from the home-
improvement industry, and one from the field of
banking or finance. Three members are consumer
representatives. Each member must have been a
citizen and resident of Maryland for not less than
five years prior to appointment. The Governor
designates the chairperson with the advice of the
Secretary of Licensing and Regulation.

Authorization for the Commission continues
until July 1, 1992 (Code 1957, Art. 56, sees.
245-269A).

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION OF
MARYLAND

Chairperson: Michael P. Goodfellow, 1990

Virginia R. Hall, 1987; Daniel W. Spaulding,
1987; Donald C. Howard, 1988; John J. Moran,
Jr., 1988; B. Reginald Cooper, 1989; Louis Hyatt,
1989; Robert E. Mitchell, 1990.

Executive Director: Charles G. Chambers

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 333-6230
ToU Free: 1-800-492-7521

Originally established in 1939, the Real Estate
Commission of Maryland licenses all real estate

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brokers and salespersons doing business in Mary-
land (Chapter 351, Acts of 1939). Each applicant
for a real estate salesperson's or broker's license
must complete courses relating to the principles of
real estate in order to qualify for examination.

The Commission has the power to revoke,
refuse, suspend, issue an official notice of repri-
mand, and/or impose a penalty of up to $2,000
per violation to the license of any person for vio-
lating the real estate laws or for unethical con-
duct. Since 1971, the Commission has adminis-
tered the Real Estate Guaranty Fund of Maryland
(Chapter 648, Acts of 1971). The Fund, in es-
sence, bonds all licensees.

The Commission is composed of eight members
appointed to four-year terms by the Governor
with the advice of the Secretary of Licensing and
Regulation and the advice and consent of the Sen-
ate. Of the members, one each represents the
Eastern Shore, Central Maryland, Baltimore City,
Southern Maryland, and Western Maryland, and
three represent the State at large. The at large
members cannot be engaged in the real estate
business. All members must have been citizens
and residents of the area for which they were ap-
pointed for not less than five years before appoint-
ment. Except for the at large members, they also
must have been actively engaged in the real estate
business for ten years prior to appointment (Code
1957, Art. 56, sees. 212-232).

Authorization for the Commission continues
until July 1, 1992 (Chapter 519, Acts of 1982).

REAL ESTATE HEARING BOARD

The Real Estate Hearing Board was created in
1968 (Chapter 89, Acts of 1968). With the ap-
proval of the Secretary of Licensing and Regula-
tion, the Real Estate Commission appoints three
of its members to sit as a real estate hearing
board. The Commission designates one of its
members as Board chairperson, while all Commis-
sion members serve on the Board on a rotating
basis.

The Commission may refer charges or com-
plaints made by itself or other persons to the
Board for hearings. The Board holds hearings on
all matters referred to it and submits its findings
and recommendations to the Commission (Code
1957, Art. 56, sec. 224A).

Authorization for the Board continues until Ju-
ly 1, 1988 (Chapter 375, Acts of 1981).

 



 
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