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 - Public Safety
(a)   There is a School Safety Enforcement Fund.
(b)   The purposes of the Fund are to assist law enforcement agencies and county boards of education in:
(1)   addressing the problem of drivers illegally failing to stop for school vehicles; and
(2)   enhancing school safety.
(c)    (1)   The Executive Director shall administer the Fund.
(2)   The Executive Director shall receive from the Fund each fiscal year the amount, not exceeding $50,000 in a fiscal year, necessary to offset its costs in administering this subtitle.
(d)    (1)   The Fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
(2)   The Treasurer shall hold the Fund separately and the Comptroller shall account for the Fund in conjunction with the Executive Director.
(e)   The Fund consists of:
(1)   money credited to the Fund under § 17–106(e) of the Transportation Article;
(2)   money from any other source accepted for the benefit of the Fund; and
(3)   investment earnings of the Fund.
(f)   The Treasurer shall invest the money of the Fund in the same manner as other State money may be invested.
(g)   Expenditures from the Fund may only be made:
(1)   in accordance with the State budget; or
(2)   by the budget amendment procedure as provided in § 7–209 of the State Finance and Procurement Article, if at least 45 days have passed since the budget amendment and supporting information were submitted to the budget committees for their review and comment.