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§ 1-113. Newspaper; newspaper in general circulation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Rules of Interpretation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, General Provisions, § 1-113
Formerly cited as MD CODE, Art. 1, § 28
§ 1-113. Newspaper; newspaper in general circulation
In general
(a) Unless otherwise provided, in a law, resolution, or court order, judgment, or decree that refers to publishing a legal advertisement or legal notice, words such as “newspaper” or “newspaper in general circulation” mean a publication that:
(1) has at least four pages;
(2) habitually contains news items, reports of current events, editorial comments, advertising matter, and other miscellaneous information that is of public interest and is found generally in an ordinary newspaper;
(3) has been published and distributed, by sale, from an established place of business at least once a week for 6 months or more before publication of the advertisement or notice;
(4) has general circulation throughout the community where the publication is published; and
(5) qualifies for Periodicals rates for mailing through the United States Postal Service.
Prince George's County
(b) Subject to subsection (a) of this section and for purposes of the public general laws of the State, in Prince George's County, “newspaper in general circulation” includes a newspaper that:
(1) is designated by the County Council as a newspaper of record; or
(2)(i) qualifies under subsection (a) of this section with respect to Prince George's County; and
(ii) is published by a small business as defined in § 14-201 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 1-113, MD GEN PROVIS § 1-113
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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