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)   The Executive Director may make grants to law enforcement agencies and county boards of education from the Fund.
(b)   The Executive Director shall establish procedures for law enforcement agencies and county boards of education to apply for grants from the Fund and for the evaluation of progress in fulfilling the purposes of the Fund.
(c)   When making grants from the Fund, the Executive Director shall consider, as applicable:
(1)   the extent of the problem of drivers illegally failing to stop for school vehicles in the area identified by the applicant for a grant;
(2)   the applicant’s goals and plans with respect to enhanced enforcement efforts that relate to § 21–706 of the Transportation Article or enhancing school safety;
(3)   the geographic distribution of grant recipients throughout the State; and
(4)   other factors that the Executive Director considers appropriate and relevant.
(d)   A law enforcement agency or board of education that receives a grant under this subtitle:
(1)   may use the grant only in accordance with the terms of the grant for efforts that relate to the enforcement of § 21–706 of the Transportation Article or for enhancements to school safety; and
(2)   shall comply with reporting requirements established by the Executive Director to evaluate:
(i)   the law enforcement agency’s efforts under the grant; and
(ii)   statewide efforts under this subtitle.
(e)   A law enforcement agency or board of education that receives a grant under this subtitle may not use the grant to fund the installation or maintenance of a speed monitoring system in or around a school zone under § 21–809 of the Transportation Article.