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 - Labor and Employment
(a)   The Commissioner shall adopt regulations that govern procedure for boards of arbitration under Title 4, Subtitle 1 of this article.
(b)   Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, and in addition to authority to adopt regulations that is set forth elsewhere, the Commissioner may adopt regulations that are necessary to carry out:
(1)   Title 3, Subtitle 3 of this article;
(2)   Title 3, Subtitle 5 of this article;
(3)   Title 4, Subtitle 2, Parts I through III of this article;
(4)   Title 5 of this article;
(5)   Title 6 of this article; and
(6)   Title 7 of this article.
(c)    (1)   After a public hearing, the Commissioner may adopt regulations that are necessary to carry out Title 3, Subtitle 4 of this article.
(2)   Unless the Commissioner provides otherwise, a regulation that the Commissioner adopts under this subsection takes effect on publication.
(d)   The Commissioner may adopt regulations that set forth the conditions under which an employer may require an employee to construct, erect, install, maintain, or repair a line that conducts electricity and that has a nominal voltage exceeding:
(1)   24,940 volts between a pair of conductors; or
(2)   14,400 volts between a conductor and a ground.