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)    (1)   On or before January 1 of each year, Baltimore City, each county, and each eligible municipality that received highway user revenues in the preceding fiscal year shall submit to the Administration an accounting report that:
(i)   Shows the actual costs of the preceding fiscal year;
(ii)   Shows the expenditure budget of the current fiscal year;
(iii)   As to items (i) and (ii) of this paragraph, accurately identifies the costs for specific projects authorized in § 8–408 or § 8–409 of this subtitle;
(iv)   Shows the amount of funds diverted from the general fund of the county or municipality to pay for specific projects authorized in § 8–408 or § 8–409 of this subtitle during the preceding fiscal year; and
(v)   Lists specific projects authorized in § 8–408 or § 8–409 of this subtitle that have been delayed due to a lack of funding.
(2)   On or before December 1 of each year, the Administration shall provide Baltimore City, each county, and each eligible municipality with an electronic copy of an accounting report form to be used to submit the information reported under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(b)   The Administration shall compile, summarize, and analyze the information reported by Baltimore City and each county and municipality under subsection (a)(1) of this section in a single report that the Administration shall submit, on or before February 1 of each year, to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, the House Environment and Transportation Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee.
(c)   The Administration may not make a disbursement of highway user revenues under § 8–407 of this subtitle to any jurisdiction that has not submitted a report to the Administration as required under subsection (a)(1) of this section.