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§ 15-417. Prince George’s County

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 15. Office of the State's Attorney (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Countywide Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-417
§ 15-417. Prince George’s County
Application of section to Prince George’s County only
(a) This section applies only in Prince George's County.
Salary and expenses of office
(b)(1) The State's Attorney's salary is $199,000.
(2) The State's Attorney's salary and expenses shall be paid in equal semimonthly installments.
Deputy and assistant State's Attorneys
(c)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint the number of deputy State's Attorneys and assistant State's Attorneys as authorized by law by the County Executive and County Council.
(2) The deputy and assistant State's Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney.
(3) The salary of a deputy State's Attorney shall be within the discretion of the State's Attorney but may not exceed a maximum salary authorized by law by the County Executive and County Council.
(4) The salary of an assistant State's Attorney shall be within the discretion of the State's Attorney but may not exceed a maximum salary authorized by law by the County Executive and County Council.
(5) The county shall pay the salaries of the deputy and assistant State's Attorneys in equal semimonthly installments.
(6) The deputy and assistant State's Attorneys:
(i) shall perform the work directed by the State's Attorney or as authorized by law; and
(ii) under the direction of the State's Attorney, may present cases to the grand jury, sign indictments and criminal informations, and perform other necessary duties relating to the grand jury and the operation of the office.
Administrative assistants
(d)(1)(i) The State's Attorney may appoint an administrative assistant who serves at the pleasure of the State's Attorney.
(ii) The salary of the administrative assistant shall be within the discretion of the State's Attorney but may not exceed a maximum salary authorized by law by the County Executive and County Council.
(iii) The administrative assistant is not subject to the regulations of the county merit system but is entitled to the same benefits as a county employee under the merit system.
(2)(i) Each eligible, full-time, nonexempt employee, as described in the Prince George's County Labor Code, of the State's Attorney's office is subject to the Prince George's County personnel law.
(ii) Employees described in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph:
1. may organize and bargain collectively; and
2. are subject to the Prince George's County Labor Code with regard to collective bargaining for compensation, including pension and fringe benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
(iii) The County Executive is the employer of an employee described in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph for the purpose of collective bargaining for hours and compensation, including pension and fringe benefits.
(iv) 1. The State's Attorney is the employer of an employee described in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph for the purpose of collective bargaining for other terms and conditions of employment.
2. The funding required for a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the State's Attorney under this subparagraph is subject to the approval of the County Executive.
Private practice of law prohibited
(e)(1) Except in connection with duties of the office, the State's Attorney or a deputy or assistant State's Attorney may not appear as counsel or represent any party before a court or unit of the State, or political subdivision of the State.
(2)(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the State's Attorney or a deputy or assistant State's Attorney may not engage in the private practice of law.
(ii) The State's Attorney or a deputy or assistant State's Attorney may participate in the pro bono program administered by the Prince George's County Bar Foundation.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 678, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2014, c. 245, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 15-417, MD CRIM PROC § 15-417
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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