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Article - Public Safety


    (a)    This section does not apply to a member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, the organized militia of this State or another state, an officer of the Maryland Defense Force, or a member of associations wholly composed of soldiers honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States.

    (b)    A person may not:

        (1)    hide, sell, dispose of, offer for sale, purchase, retain after a demand by a commissioned officer of the organized militia, or pledge any arms, uniforms, equipment, or other military property issued under this title; or

        (2)    wear any of the following articles or objects prescribed by law for the use of the organized militia:

            (i)    a uniform;

            (ii)    a device, strap, knot, or insignia of any design or character that is used as a designation of grade, rank, or office; or

            (iii)    an article or object similar to an article or object described in item (i) or (ii) of this item.

    (c)    (1)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of not less than $20 and not exceeding $50 for each offense.

        (2)    (i)    A fine imposed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be paid to the Adjutant General.

            (ii)    The Adjutant General shall apply a fine paid under this paragraph to the use of the organized militia.

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