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§ 11-930. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2019

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Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-930
§ 11-930. Definitions
In general
(a) In this part the following words have the meanings indicated.
Certifying entity
(b) “Certifying entity” means:
(1) a State or local law enforcement agency;
(2) a State's Attorney or deputy or assistant State's Attorney;
(3) any other authority that has responsibility for the detection, investigation, or prosecution of a qualifying crime or criminal activity; or
(4) an agency that has criminal detection or investigative jurisdiction in the agency's respective areas of expertise, including child protective services, the Commission on Civil Rights, and the Maryland Department of Labor.
Certifying official
(c) “Certifying official” means:
(1) the head of a certifying entity;
(2) an individual in a supervisory role who has been specifically designated by the head of a certifying entity to provide U Nonimmigrant Status certifications on behalf of that entity; or
(3) any other certifying official defined under Title 8, § 214.14(a)(3)(i) of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Qualifying crime
(d) “Qualifying crime” includes a criminal offense for which the nature and elements of the offense are substantially similar to the criminal activity described in subsection (e) of this section and the attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit the offense.
Qualifying criminal activity
(e) “Qualifying criminal activity” means criminal activity under § 1101(a)(15)(U)(iii) of the United States Code.


Added by Acts 2019, c. 421, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 422, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 8, § 5.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-930, MD CRIM PROC § 11-930
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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