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 - Economic Development
(a)   There is a Partnership for Workforce Quality Fund in the Department.
(b)   The Secretary shall manage and supervise the Fund.
(c)    (1)   The Fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to reversion under § 7-302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
(2)   The Treasurer shall hold the Fund separately and the Comptroller shall account for the Fund.
(d)   The Fund consists of:
(1)   money appropriated by the State to the Fund;
(2)   money made available to the Fund through federal programs;
(3)   private contributions to the Fund;
(4)   an application or other fee paid to the Program in connection with processing a request for financial assistance; and
(5)   any other money made available to the Fund.
(e)   The Department may use money in the Fund for:
(1)   grants to defray the cost of workforce training; and
(2)   administrative, actuarial, legal, and technical services for the Program.
(f)   Any investment earnings shall be credited to the Fund.