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 - Transportation
(a)   In this article the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)   Repealed.
(c)   “Any state” means:
(1)   Any state, possession, or territory of the United States;
(2)   The District of Columbia; and
(3)   The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
(d)   “Consolidated Transportation Program” means the document described in § 2-103.1 of this article.
(e)   “County” means a county of this State and Baltimore City.
(f)   “Department” means the State Department of Transportation and includes the Office of the Secretary and the modal administrations.
(g)   “Includes” or “including” means, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, includes or including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation.
(h)   “Maryland Transportation Plan” means the document described in § 2-103.1 of this article.
(i)   “Modal administration” means any of the following:
(1)   The State Aviation Administration;
(2)   The Maryland Port Administration;
(3)   The Maryland Transit Administration;
(4)   The State Highway Administration; or
(5)   The Motor Vehicle Administration.
(j)   “Person” includes:
(1)   An individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary, or representative of any kind and any partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, or other entity; and
(2)   Unless the context requires otherwise, this State, any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of this State, and any of their agencies or units.
(k)   “Political subdivision” includes:
(1)   Any county or municipal corporation; and
(2)   Unless the context requires otherwise, any special taxing district.
(l)   “Property” means any real or personal property or any interest in real or personal property, and includes any franchise or easement.
(m)   “Secretary” means the State Secretary of Transportation.
(n)   “State Report on Transportation” means the report described in § 2-103.1 of this article.