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§ 2-103. Secretary's powers and duties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgricultureEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 2. Department of Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Organization, Powers and Authority of Department-in General
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-103
§ 2-103. Secretary's powers and duties
Budget of office and positions and units of Department
(a) The Secretary is responsible for the budget of his office and for the budgets of positions and units within the Department.
Rules and regulations
(b) The Secretary may adopt rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this article. He is responsible for adopting and reviewing rules and regulations for the Department.
Creation of advisory units
(c) The Secretary may create any advisory unit of any size he deems appropriate. At least one member of the Maryland Agricultural Commission shall be included on each advisory unit.
Official seal
(d) The office of Secretary shall have a seal to authenticate copies of records or papers of the Department.
Comprehensive planning facilities
(e) The Secretary is responsible for coordination and direction of comprehensive planning facilities initiated by his office. In addition, he shall keep himself fully appraised of plans, proposals, and projects of each position and unit within the Department, and may approve, disapprove, or modify any of them.
(f) In addition to the meetings of any unit within the Department provided for by law or called by the chairman of the unit, the Secretary may call a meeting of any unit for the consideration of any subject which he considers necessary and proper, whenever he deems it appropriate.
Written directives adopted by Secretary
(g) Every position or unit within the Department shall report to the Secretary as provided in written directives adopted by the Secretary.
Fostering, protection, and development of State agricultural interests
(h) The Secretary may exercise or perform any power, duty, responsibility, or function which any position or unit within the Department may exercise or perform, except those vested by law in the Maryland Agricultural Commission. The Secretary has general supervision, direction, and control of the provisions of this article and generally of all matters in any way affecting or relating to the fostering, protection, and development of the agricultural interests of the State.


Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 6, § 1. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 171, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 41, § 435.
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-103, MD AGRIC § 2-103
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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