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 - Labor and Employment
(a)   The Division shall:
(1)   promote apprenticeship and training programs;
(2)   administer job training, placement, and service programs;
(3)   implement the provisions of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;
(4)   administer adult education and literacy services programs;
(5)   conduct educational and job skills training programs in adult correctional facilities;
(6)   oversee any other units established pursuant to State or federal employment, training, or manpower statutes;
(7)   administer those programs assigned to the Division by law or designated by the Secretary;
(8)   administer any community service employment programs delegated to the State under Title V of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965; and
(9)   adopt regulations to carry out Subtitle 4 of this title.
(b)   The Division shall meet and confer on a regular basis with representatives of the State’s community colleges, appointed by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, and the adult education community, appointed by the Maryland Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education, to assure that adult education and literacy services and job training activities and resources are effectively coordinated.
(c)   The Division shall partner with State departments and their exclusive representatives to identify, before January 1, 2018, opportunities to create registered apprenticeship programs to help address the career workforce needs of those departments.
(d)   In accordance with the identification of apprenticeship programs under subsection (c) of this section, the Division shall identify opportunities to create registered apprenticeship programs, including goals for the number of apprenticeships registered each year, to help address the career workforce needs of the State.