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 - Education
(a)    (1)   There is a University of Maryland Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Development (UMCEED).
(2)   UMCEED shall be located on the College Park Campus.
(b)   Following all State law, regulations, and processes for program review and approval, UMCEED shall advance the education of students by developing degree and credential programs in the following fields of study:
(1)   Virtual and augmented reality;
(2)   Neurosciences;
(3)   Biomedical devices;
(4)   Data analytics; and
(5)   Cybersecurity.
(c)    (1)   The presidents shall appoint an Executive Director of UMCEED.
(2)   The Executive Director shall:
(i)   Ensure that the provisions of this section are carried out;
(ii)   Develop a plan to appropriately staff UMCEED in order to effectively carry out the duties of UMCEED; and
(iii)   Annually report to the presidents and to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, the number of:
1.   New certificate and degree programs created;
2.   University of Maryland graduates who are employed in Maryland–based businesses;
3.   Patents or other intellectual property created within the new certificate or degree programs;
4.   New companies that are developed from the new certificate or degree programs; and
5.   New grant or contract funding that is awarded to faculty of the new certificate or degree programs.
(d)   The Governor shall appropriate at least the following amounts in general funds to UMCEED for the following fiscal years:
(1)   $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2018;
(2)   $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2019; and
(3)   $6,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter.