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Article - Local Government


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Financial officer” means the treasurer or other financial officer of a governmental entity who is responsible for the investment of public funds or the issuance and management of debt of the governmental entity.

    (c)    “Governing authority” means:

        (1)    for Baltimore City, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates;

        (2)    for a commission county, the county commissioners;

        (3)    for a charter county, as provided by local law, the county council or the county executive and the county council;

        (4)    for a code county, the county commissioners;

        (5)    for a community college, the board of trustees;

        (6)    for a municipality, the body provided by the municipal charter;

        (7)    for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the Commission;

        (8)    for a public corporation, the board of directors; and

        (9)    for an authority, the board of the authority.

    (d)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, “public money” means any money held by a governmental entity.

        (2)    “Public money” does not include money held as part of a pension fund, a fund for other postemployment benefits, as defined in § 17–102(a) of this title, a trust fund account, or a facility closure reserve fund or for self–insurance purposes.

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