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Statute Text

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Article - State Finance and Procurement
§6–226.     IN EFFECT
(a)    (1)   Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or by regulation of the Treasurer, the Treasurer shall credit to the General Fund any interest on or other income from State money that the Treasurer invests.
(2)    (i)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and unless inconsistent with a federal law, grant agreement, or other federal requirement or with the terms of a gift or settlement agreement, net interest on all State money allocated by the State Treasurer under this section to special funds or accounts, and otherwise entitled to receive interest earnings, as accounted for by the Comptroller, shall accrue to the General Fund of the State.
(ii)   The provisions of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph do not apply to the following funds:
1.   Maryland Housing Loan Funds of 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1984;
2.   Microsoft Cost Share Fund;
3.   Subsequent Injury Fund;
4.   Uninsured Employers’ Fund;
5.   State Agency Loan Program Fund;
6.   Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program;
7.   Energy Overcharge Restitution Fund;
8.   PEPCO/Connectiv Settlement Fund;
9.   Baseball Capital Improvements Fund;
10.   State Victims of Crime Fund;
11.   Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Fund;
12.   Victim and Witness Protection and Relocation Fund;
13.   Unclaimed Restitution – Victims of Crime;
14.   Justice Assistance Grant;
15.   Byrne Justice Assistance Grant;
16.   Maryland Election Modernization Fund;
17.   Scriven Estate Fund;
18.   Volunteer Company Assistance Fund;
19.   Radoff Memorial Fund;
20.   Archives Endowment Account within the Archives Fund;
21.   Ellefson Endowment Fund;
22.   Albert C. Ritchie Memorial Fund;
23.   Rate Stabilization Fund;
24.   Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program Fund;
25.   Fair Campaign Financing Fund;
26.   State Employees and Retirees Health and Welfare Benefits Fund;
27.   Major Information Technology Development Project Fund;
28.   State Retirement Agency Funds;
29.   Postretirement Health Benefits Trust Fund;
30.   Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund;
31.   State Wildlife Management and Protection Fund;
32.   Fisheries Management and Protection Fund;
33.   Ocean Beach Replenishment Fund;
34.   Community Services Trust Fund;
35.   Waiting List Equity Fund;
36.   Health Care Coverage Fund;
37.   Health Services Cost Review Commission Fund;
38.   Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund;
39.   funds in the accounts of Morgan State University;
40.   funds in the accounts of St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
41.   funds in the accounts of the University System of Maryland;
42.   Maryland Prepaid College Trust Fund;
43.   Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund;
44.   funds in the accounts of the Baltimore City Community College;
45.   Education Trust Fund;
46.   Section 8 construction and administration funds administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development;
47.   MacArthur Grant Fund;
48.   all special funds within the Department of Commerce;
49.   Maryland Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund;
50.   Maryland Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund;
51.   Bay Restoration Fund;
52.   Migratory Game Bird Fund;
53.   Deer Stamp Fund;
54.   Wildlife Habitat Incentive Fund;
55.   Fisheries Research and Development Fund;
56.   Strategic Energy Investment Fund;
57.   Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund;
58.   50% of the interest from the 9–1–1 Trust Fund;
59.   all accounts within the State Reserve Fund;
60.   local revenue accounts collected by the Judiciary;
61.   Assistive Technology Loan Fund;
62.   Veterans Trust Fund;
63.   Transportation Trust Fund;
64.   Foreclosed Property Registry Fund;
65.   Asbestos Worker Protection Fund;
66.   Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund;
67.   Family Security Trust Fund, subject to § 7–4A–03(d) of the Health Occupations Article;
68.   Baltimore City Community Enhancement Transit–Oriented Development Fund;
69.   the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund;
70.   Mortgage Loan Servicing Practices Settlement Fund;
71.   Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Fund;
72.   the Maryland First Scholarship Fund;
73.   Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Fund;
74.   State Brain Injury Trust Fund;
75.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Facilities Fund;
76.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Financing Fund;
77.   the Spay/Neuter Fund;
78.   the Prekindergarten Expansion Fund;
79.   the Energy–Efficient Homes Construction Fund;
80.   the Maryland E–Nnovation Initiative Fund;
81.   the Cybersecurity Investment Fund;
82.   the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland Fund;
83.   the Newborn Screening Program Fund;
84.   the Economic Development Marketing Fund;
85.   the Military Personnel and Veteran–Owned Small Business No–Interest Loan Fund;
86.   the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program Fund;
87.   the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund;
88.   the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund;
89.   the Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program Fund;
90.   the Construction Education and Innovation Fund;
91.   the Uninsured Motorist Education and Enforcement Fund;
92.   the Performance Incentive Grant Fund;
93.   the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Fund;
94.   the Community Program Fund; and
95.   the Maryland Corps Program Fund.
(b)    (1)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Treasurer may invest separately or commingled in 1 or more pools amounts to be invested by law or regulation for State agencies.
(2)   The Treasurer shall allocate net earnings on amounts commingled in a pool to the appropriate State agencies entitled to receive interest earnings under subsection (a) of this section.
6–226.     ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2017 PER CHAPTER 515 OF 2016 **
(a)    (1)   Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or by regulation of the Treasurer, the Treasurer shall credit to the General Fund any interest on or other income from State money that the Treasurer invests.
(2)    (i)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and unless inconsistent with a federal law, grant agreement, or other federal requirement or with the terms of a gift or settlement agreement, net interest on all State money allocated by the State Treasurer under this section to special funds or accounts, and otherwise entitled to receive interest earnings, as accounted for by the Comptroller, shall accrue to the General Fund of the State.
(ii)   The provisions of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph do not apply to the following funds:
1.   Maryland Housing Loan Funds of 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1984;
2.   Microsoft Cost Share Fund;
3.   Subsequent Injury Fund;
4.   Uninsured Employers’ Fund;
5.   State Agency Loan Program Fund;
6.   Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program;
7.   Energy Overcharge Restitution Fund;
8.   PEPCO/Connectiv Settlement Fund;
9.   Baseball Capital Improvements Fund;
10.   State Victims of Crime Fund;
11.   Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Fund;
12.   Victim and Witness Protection and Relocation Fund;
13.   Unclaimed Restitution – Victims of Crime;
14.   Justice Assistance Grant;
15.   Byrne Justice Assistance Grant;
16.   Maryland Election Modernization Fund;
17.   Scriven Estate Fund;
18.   Volunteer Company Assistance Fund;
19.   Radoff Memorial Fund;
20.   Archives Endowment Account within the Archives Fund;
21.   Ellefson Endowment Fund;
22.   Albert C. Ritchie Memorial Fund;
23.   Rate Stabilization Fund;
24.   Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program Fund;
25.   Fair Campaign Financing Fund;
26.   State Employees and Retirees Health and Welfare Benefits Fund;
27.   Major Information Technology Development Project Fund;
28.   State Retirement Agency Funds;
29.   Postretirement Health Benefits Trust Fund;
30.   Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund;
31.   State Wildlife Management and Protection Fund;
32.   Fisheries Management and Protection Fund;
33.   Ocean Beach Replenishment Fund;
34.   Community Services Trust Fund;
35.   Waiting List Equity Fund;
36.   Health Care Coverage Fund;
37.   Health Services Cost Review Commission Fund;
38.   Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund;
39.   funds in the accounts of Morgan State University;
40.   funds in the accounts of St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
41.   funds in the accounts of the University System of Maryland;
42.   Maryland Prepaid College Trust Fund;
43.   Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund;
44.   funds in the accounts of the Baltimore City Community College;
45.   Education Trust Fund;
46.   Section 8 construction and administration funds administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development;
47.   MacArthur Grant Fund;
48.   all special funds within the Department of Commerce;
49.   Maryland Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund;
50.   Maryland Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund;
51.   Bay Restoration Fund;
52.   Migratory Game Bird Fund;
53.   Deer Stamp Fund;
54.   Wildlife Habitat Incentive Fund;
55.   Fisheries Research and Development Fund;
56.   Strategic Energy Investment Fund;
57.   Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund;
58.   50% of the interest from the 9–1–1 Trust Fund;
59.   all accounts within the State Reserve Fund;
60.   local revenue accounts collected by the Judiciary;
61.   Assistive Technology Loan Fund;
62.   Veterans Trust Fund;
63.   Transportation Trust Fund;
64.   Foreclosed Property Registry Fund;
65.   Asbestos Worker Protection Fund;
66.   Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund;
67.   Family Security Trust Fund, subject to § 7–4A–03(d) of the Health Occupations Article;
68.   Baltimore City Community Enhancement Transit–Oriented Development Fund;
69.   the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund;
70.   Mortgage Loan Servicing Practices Settlement Fund;
71.   Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Fund;
72.   the Maryland First Scholarship Fund;
73.   Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Fund;
74.   State Brain Injury Trust Fund;
75.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Facilities Fund;
76.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Financing Fund;
77.   the Spay/Neuter Fund;
78.   the Prekindergarten Expansion Fund;
79.   the Energy–Efficient Homes Construction Fund;
80.   the Maryland E–Nnovation Initiative Fund;
81.   the Cybersecurity Investment Fund;
82.   the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland Fund;
83.   the Newborn Screening Program Fund;
84.   the Economic Development Marketing Fund;
85.   the Military Personnel and Veteran–Owned Small Business No–Interest Loan Fund;
86.   the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program Fund;
87.   the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund;
88.   the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund;
89.   the Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program Fund;
90.   the Construction Education and Innovation Fund;
91.   the Uninsured Motorist Education and Enforcement Fund;
92.   the Performance Incentive Grant Fund;
93.   the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Fund;
94.   the Community Program Fund;
95.   the Maryland Corps Program Fund; and
96.   the Addiction Treatment Divestiture Fund.
(b)    (1)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Treasurer may invest separately or commingled in 1 or more pools amounts to be invested by law or regulation for State agencies.
(2)   The Treasurer shall allocate net earnings on amounts commingled in a pool to the appropriate State agencies entitled to receive interest earnings under subsection (a) of this section.
6–226.     // EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2022 PER CHAPTERS 561 AND 562 OF 2013 //
(a)    (1)   Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or by regulation of the Treasurer, the Treasurer shall credit to the General Fund any interest on or other income from State money that the Treasurer invests.
(2)    (i)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and unless inconsistent with a federal law, grant agreement, or other federal requirement or with the terms of a gift or settlement agreement, net interest on all State money allocated by the State Treasurer under this section to special funds or accounts, and otherwise entitled to receive interest earnings, as accounted for by the Comptroller, shall accrue to the General Fund of the State.
(ii)   The provisions of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph do not apply to the following funds:
1.   Maryland Housing Loan Funds of 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1984;
2.   Microsoft Cost Share Fund;
3.   Subsequent Injury Fund;
4.   Uninsured Employers’ Fund;
5.   State Agency Loan Program Fund;
6.   Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program;
7.   Energy Overcharge Restitution Fund;
8.   PEPCO/Connectiv Settlement Fund;
9.   Baseball Capital Improvements Fund;
10.   State Victims of Crime Fund;
11.   Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Fund;
12.   Victim and Witness Protection and Relocation Fund;
13.   Unclaimed Restitution – Victims of Crime;
14.   Justice Assistance Grant;
15.   Byrne Justice Assistance Grant;
16.   Maryland Election Modernization Fund;
17.   Scriven Estate Fund;
18.   Volunteer Company Assistance Fund;
19.   Radoff Memorial Fund;
20.   Archives Endowment Account within the Archives Fund;
21.   Ellefson Endowment Fund;
22.   Albert C. Ritchie Memorial Fund;
23.   Rate Stabilization Fund;
24.   Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program Fund;
25.   Fair Campaign Financing Fund;
26.   State Employees and Retirees Health and Welfare Benefits Fund;
27.   Major Information Technology Development Project Fund;
28.   State Retirement Agency Funds;
29.   Postretirement Health Benefits Trust Fund;
30.   Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund;
31.   State Wildlife Management and Protection Fund;
32.   Fisheries Management and Protection Fund;
33.   Ocean Beach Replenishment Fund;
34.   Community Services Trust Fund;
35.   Waiting List Equity Fund;
36.   Health Care Coverage Fund;
37.   Health Services Cost Review Commission Fund;
38.   Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund;
39.   funds in the accounts of Morgan State University;
40.   funds in the accounts of St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
41.   funds in the accounts of the University System of Maryland;
42.   Maryland Prepaid College Trust Fund;
43.   Nurse Support Program Assistance Fund;
44.   funds in the accounts of the Baltimore City Community College;
45.   Education Trust Fund;
46.   Section 8 construction and administration funds administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development;
47.   MacArthur Grant Fund;
48.   all special funds within the Department of Commerce;
49.   Maryland Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund;
50.   Maryland Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund;
51.   Bay Restoration Fund;
52.   Migratory Game Bird Fund;
53.   Deer Stamp Fund;
54.   Wildlife Habitat Incentive Fund;
55.   Fisheries Research and Development Fund;
56.   Strategic Energy Investment Fund;
57.   Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund;
58.   50% of the interest from the 9–1–1 Trust Fund;
59.   all accounts within the State Reserve Fund;
60.   local revenue accounts collected by the Judiciary;
61.   Assistive Technology Loan Fund;
62.   Veterans Trust Fund;
63.   Transportation Trust Fund;
64.   Foreclosed Property Registry Fund;
65.   Asbestos Worker Protection Fund;
66.   Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund;
67.   Family Security Trust Fund, subject to § 7–4A–03(d) of the Health Occupations Article;
68.   Baltimore City Community Enhancement Transit–Oriented Development Fund;
69.   the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund;
70.   Mortgage Loan Servicing Practices Settlement Fund;
71.   Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Fund;
72.   the Maryland First Scholarship Fund;
73.   Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Fund;
74.   State Brain Injury Trust Fund;
75.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Facilities Fund;
76.   the Baltimore City Public School Construction Financing Fund;
77.   the Prekindergarten Expansion Fund;
78.   the Energy–Efficient Homes Construction Fund;
79.   the Maryland E–Nnovation Initiative Fund;
80.   the Cybersecurity Investment Fund;
81.   the Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland Fund;
82.   the Newborn Screening Program Fund;
83.   the Economic Development Marketing Fund;
84.   the Military Personnel and Veteran–Owned Small Business No–Interest Loan Fund;
85.   the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program Fund;
86.   the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund;
87.   the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund;
88.   the Next Generation Scholars of Maryland Program Fund;
89.   the Construction Education and Innovation Fund;
90.   the Uninsured Motorist Education and Enforcement Fund;
91.   the Performance Incentive Grant Fund;
92.   the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Fund;
93.   the Community Program Fund;
94.   the Maryland Corps Program Fund; and
95.   the Addiction Treatment Divestiture Fund.
(b)    (1)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Treasurer may invest separately or commingled in 1 or more pools amounts to be invested by law or regulation for State agencies.
(2)   The Treasurer shall allocate net earnings on amounts commingled in a pool to the appropriate State agencies entitled to receive interest earnings under subsection (a) of this section.