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§ 13-902. Sale, purchase, or improper use of property; unlawful wearing of uniform

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Militia (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Prohibited Acts (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-902
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 65, § 49
§ 13-902. Sale, purchase, or improper use of property; unlawful wearing of uniform
Scope of section
(a) This section does not apply to a member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, the organized militia of this State or another state, an officer of the Maryland Defense Force, or a member of associations wholly composed of soldiers honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States.
(b) A person may not:
(1) hide, sell, dispose of, offer for sale, purchase, retain after a demand by a commissioned officer of the organized militia, or pledge any arms, uniforms, equipment, or other military property issued under this title; or
(2) wear any of the following articles or objects prescribed by law for the use of the organized militia:
(i) a uniform;
(ii) a device, strap, knot, or insignia of any design or character that is used as a designation of grade, rank, or office; or
(iii) an article or object similar to an article or object described in item (i) or (ii) of this item.
(c)(1) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of not less than $20 and not exceeding $50 for each offense.
(2)(i) A fine imposed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be paid to the Adjutant General.
(ii) The Adjutant General shall apply a fine paid under this paragraph to the use of the organized militia.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-902, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 13-902
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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