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§ 17-104. Duty of State's Attorney; mandamus; penalty

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState Government

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Officers (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, State Government, § 17-104
§ 17-104. Duty of State's Attorney; mandamus; penalty
Statement of account
(a) Whenever a State's Attorney for a county is informed that an individual has been commissioned in that county and that at the time of the election or appointment of the individual to office the individual was in default to the Treasury of the State for not accounting for and paying over to the Treasury of the State any money, the State's Attorney shall request the State Comptroller to provide a statement of the account of the individual.
Initiation of mandamus proceeding
(b) If the Comptroller certifies that the individual is in default, the State's Attorney shall initiate the mandamus proceeding authorized by § 17-103 of this title.
Failure to comply with section
(c) A State's Attorney who fails to comply with this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be removed from office.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 31, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 69, § 4.
MD Code, State Government, § 17-104, MD STATE GOVT § 17-104
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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