(a)(1) If the conviction that is the basis for a debarment or suspension is reversed
or otherwise rendered void, the debarment or suspension terminates automatically.
(2) If the federal debarment that is the basis for a State debarment is reversed or
otherwise rendered void, the debarment terminates automatically if the person debarred
provides to the Board sufficient legal documentation that the federal debarment has
been reversed or otherwise rendered void.
(b)(1) Any person debarred under § 16-202 of this title may, after a period of 5 years from the date of the debarment, petition
the Board for removal of the debarment.
(2) Any person debarred under § 16-203(a), (b), or (d) of this title may petition the Board for removal of the debarment, after the expiration
(i) one-half of the period of debarment; or
(ii) 5 years.
(c)(1) The Board shall consider all petitions received under subsection (b) of this
(2) Within 90 days after receiving a petition under subsection (b) of this section,
the Board shall determine in its discretion whether to conduct a hearing regarding
the petition. If the Board decides to conduct a hearing, it shall conduct the hearing in accordance
with Title 10, Subtitle 2 of the State Government Article.
(3) The Board shall notify the person of its decision whether it will conduct a hearing
regarding the petition.
(d) In making its determination whether the debarment should be removed, the Board
shall conclude whether the integrity of the contracting process and the best interests
of the State would be served by continuing the debarment. In making its determination, the Board shall consider relevant factors including
those listed in § 16-306(a) of this subtitle.
(e) Upon making its determination, the Board shall give written notice to the petitioner
that the debarment is removed or continued.
(f) The time for any hearing or determination by the Board under this section may
be extended by the Board upon a showing of good cause.
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