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§ 23-404. Board officers and meetings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 23. Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. County Public Libraries (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Education, § 23-404
§ 23-404. Board officers and meetings
Chairman and other officers
(a) Each year, each board of library trustees:
(1) Shall elect one of its members as its chairman; and
(2) May elect any other officer it requires.
Treasurer of board bonded
(b) The treasurer of each board of library trustees shall be bonded adequately.
Time and place of meetings
(c) Each board of library trustees may determine the time and place of its meetings and may adopt rules for the conduct of its meetings. However:
(1) Each board shall meet at least once every 3 months;
(2) Any final action of a board shall be taken at a public meeting; and
(3) The minutes of board meetings shall be open to the public.
Failure of board members to attend meetings
(d)(1) Any member of a board of library trustees who fails to attend at least half of the scheduled meetings of the board during any calendar year shall be considered to have resigned from the board.
(2) The chairman of the board of library trustees shall report the member's name and nonattendance to the county governing body by January 15 of the following year.
(3) The county governing body may reject the resignation if the member explains his nonattendance satisfactorily.
(4) The resignation is effective from the date of the final review by the county governing body, which shall be within 10 days after it receives the report from the chairman of the board of library trustees. The county governing body shall fill any resulting vacancy as provided in § 23-403 of this subtitle.


Added as Education § 23-304 by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Renumbered as Education § 23-404 and amended by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996.
Formerly Art. 77, §§ 172, 173.
MD Code, Education, § 23-404, MD EDUC § 23-404
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 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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