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Article - State Finance and Procurement


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Director” means the Director of the Maryland Historical Trust.

    (c)    “Financial assistance” means action by the State or a State unit to award grants, loans, loan guarantees, or insurance to a public or private entity to finance, wholly or partly, an undertaking.

    (d)    “Governmental unit” means an agency, authority, board, commission, council, office, or other unit or instrumentality of the government of the State or of a political subdivision of the State.

    (e)    (1)    “Historic property” means a district, site, building, structure, monument, or object significant to:

            (i)    the prehistory or history of the State; or

            (ii)    the upland and underwater archaeology, architecture, engineering, or culture of the State.

        (2)    “Historic property” includes related artifacts, records, and remains.

    (f)    “Nonprofit organization” means a corporation, foundation, or other legal entity, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of a private shareholder or individual holding an interest in the entity.

    (g)    “Political subdivision” means a county or municipal corporation of the State.

    (h)    “Preservation” or “historic preservation” means the identification, evaluation, recordation, documentation, curation, acquisition, protection, management, rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization, maintenance, and reconstruction of a historic property.

    (i)    “State Historic Preservation Officer” means the individual who administers the State Historic Preservation Program under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, 16 U.S.C. §§ 470–470mm.

    (j)    “State unit” has the meaning stated in § 11–101 of the State Government Article.

    (k)    “Submerged” means beneath or substantially beneath water.

    (l)    “Terrestrial” means relating to land above the mean high tide line and above nontidal waters.

    (m)    “Trust” means the Maryland Historical Trust.

    (n)    “Undertaking” means a project that involves or may result in building construction, building alteration, or land disturbance.

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