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.

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Statute Text

Article - State Personnel and Pensions
(a)   In this section, “qualifying nonprofit organization” means an organization that:
(1)    (i)   receives State funds from the Maryland Department of Health that cover more than one–third of the organization’s operating expenses; and
(ii)   is:
1.   described in § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
2.   exempt from income tax under § 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2)   is the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.;
(3)   is a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity that is wholly owned by the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.; or
(4)   is the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center.
(b)   The Secretary shall adopt regulations for the enrollment and participation of employees of a qualifying nonprofit organization to participate in the Program as a satellite organization.
(c)   A qualifying nonprofit organization that participates in the Program as a satellite organization shall:
(1)   pay to the State:
(i)   a premium in the amount determined by the Secretary; and
(ii)   any costs, as determined by the Secretary, for the administration of this Program; and
(2)   determine the extent to which the organization will subsidize participation by its employees in the Program.