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 - State Finance and Procurement
(a)   In this section, “Fund” means the Public School Construction Fund.
(b)   The Fund is a continuing, nonlapsing fund which is not subject to § 7–302 of this subtitle.
(c)   The Fund consists of money transferred by the Camden Yards Financing Funds as required under § 10–652 of the Economic Development Article.
(d)   The Treasurer shall separately hold, and the Comptroller shall account for, the Fund.
(e)   Subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works, money credited to the Fund shall be used only for public school construction projects and public school capital improvements consistent with the provisions of Title 5, Subtitle 3 of the Education Article.
(f)   Money from the Fund may only be transferred from the Fund to the extent authorized by an appropriation as enacted in the annual State budget bill and are not subject to transfer by budget amendment.
(g)   It is the intent of the General Assembly that the funds provided for school construction in the Fund be in addition to and not in substitution of general funds or any other funds provided in the Governor’s allowance for public school construction.