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§ 8-520. Fundraising

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Fraud and Related Crimes
Subtitle 5. Public Fraud
Part III. Other Public Fraud
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-520
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 233A
§ 8-520. Fundraising
“Public safety officer” defined
(a) In this section, “public safety officer” means:
(1) a police officer;
(2) a paid or volunteer fire fighter;
(3) an emergency medical technician;
(4) a rescue squad member;
(5) the State Fire Marshal; or
(6) a sworn officer of the State Fire Marshal.
Scope of section
(b) This section does not prohibit, limit, or interfere with the right of an off-duty public safety officer who is not in uniform from participating in a charitable or other fundraising campaign.
Prohibited
(c) A person may not encourage, solicit, or receive contributions of money or any thing of value for, or offer any thing for sale in, a charitable or other fundraising campaign by representing to the public that the charitable or other fundraising campaign is approved by:
(1) a police or fire department in the State without the prior written consent of the chief administrative officer of the police or fire department or from the chief administrative officer's designee; or
(2) a public safety officer or member of the family of a public safety officer without the prior written consent of the public safety officer or a family member of the public safety officer.
Penalty
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 60 days or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both for each violation.

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Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 233A.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 8-520, MD CRIM LAW § 8-520
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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