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)   In this section, “high performance building” has the meaning stated in § 3–602.1 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
(b)   This section applies to the construction of new schools that have not initiated a Request For Proposal for the selection of an architectural and engineering consultant on or before July 1, 2009.
(c)   Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a new school that receives State public school construction funds shall be constructed to be a high performance building.
(d)    (1)   The Board of Public Works shall establish a process to allow a school system to obtain a waiver from complying with subsection (c) of this section.
(2)   The waiver process shall:
(i)   Include a review by the Interagency Committee to determine if the construction of a high performance building is not practicable; and
(ii)   Require the approval of a waiver by the Interagency Committee.
(e)   For fiscal years 2010 through 2014 only, the State shall pay 50% of the local share of the extra costs, identified and approved by the Interagency Committee, that are incurred in constructing a new school to meet the high performance building requirements of this section.
(f)   The Board of Public Works shall adopt regulations to implement the requirements of this section.