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 Robotics Grant Program in the State.
(2)   The purpose of the Program is to provide grants to public schools and nonprofit robotics clubs in the State to support existing robotics programs and to increase the number of robotics programs in the State.
(b)    (1)   A school is eligible to receive a grant under this section if the school is proposing a new robotics program or club or has an existing robotics program or club.
(2)   An existing nonprofit robotics club is eligible to receive a grant under this section if the nonprofit robotics club is associated with a public school.
(c)   The Governor shall include in the State budget an annual appropriation of at least $250,000 to the Program.
(d)   The Department shall implement and administer the Program in accordance with this section.
(e)   The Department may adopt regulations to implement the requirements of this section.