About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - State Government
The Secretary shall submit a report by December 31 of each year to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1246 of this article, the General Assembly, that includes:
 (1)   the number of:
(i)   requests for help in obtaining benefits; and
(ii)   veterans, veterans’ dependents, and veterans’ survivors helped by the Outreach and Advocacy Program by category;
(2)   the benefits obtained through the Outreach and Advocacy Program by category;
(3)   the average length of time it takes to process benefit requests and for a recipient to access health benefits;
(4)   the average amount of disability and pension benefits received by qualified individuals in this State compared to individuals in other states;
(5)   a detailed description of the outreach plan in the Outreach and Advocacy Program;
(6)   an account of the costs of operating the Outreach and Advocacy Program;
(7)   a status of the accomplishments for, efficacy of, efficiency of, and level of resources available for each of the following programs:
(i)   cemetery;
(ii)   memorial;
(iii)   service;
(iv)   veterans homes; and
(v)   outreach and advocacy;
(8)   a general assessment of the status of veterans in the State;
(9)   the estimated impact current military operations are likely to have on the needs of veterans in the future;
(10)   the status of federal veterans programs as they relate to Maryland veterans; and
(11)   any other issues concerning veterans that the Secretary considers appropriate.