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Powers of the secretary of state
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 27
§ 402. Powers of the secretary of state. In addition to the powers and
duties elsewhere prescribed in this article, the secretary shall have
power to:

1. Appoint a sufficient number of assistants, inspectors and other
employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
article, to prescribe their duties, and to fix their compensation within
the amount appropriated therefor;

2. Examine the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses
and prospective applicants taking examinations under this article;

3. Keep records of all licenses issued, suspended or revoked, or
orders directing the cessation of unlicensed activities;

4. Prepare a manual of rules and regulations for the conduct of
examinations and to furnish copies thereof to persons desiring the same
upon payment of a reasonable fee therefor; and

5. Adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the
provisions of this article, as may be necessary with respect to the form
and content of applications for licenses, the reception thereof, the
investigation and examination of applicants and of prospective
applicants taking examinations and their qualifications, and the other
matters incidental or appropriate to the powers and duties of the
secretary as prescribed by this article and for the proper
administration and enforcement of the provisions of this article.