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§ 6-110. Acting Attorney General

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: March 22, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Attorney General (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 22, 2007
MD Code, State Government, § 6-110
§ 6-110. Acting Attorney General
In general
(a) The Chief Deputy Attorney General shall serve as acting Attorney General if the Attorney General temporarily is unable or unavailable to carry out the duties of office.
Notice by Attorney General
(b) If the Attorney General gives the Chief Deputy Attorney General written notice of a temporary inability or unavailability, the acting Attorney General shall serve:
(1) on and after the date that the Attorney General sets in the notice; and
(2) until the Attorney General gives the acting Attorney General written notice that the Attorney General is able to carry out the duties of office.
Action by Board of Public Works and presiding officers
(c) If the Attorney General has not given notice, but the members of the Board of Public Works and the presiding officers of the General Assembly, by a majority vote, make a formal, written determination of a temporary inability or unavailability of the Attorney General, the Chief Deputy Attorney General shall serve as acting Attorney General:
(1) on and after the date of the determination; and
(2) until the members of the Board of Public Works and the presiding officers of the General Assembly, by a majority vote, determine and give the Attorney General and the acting Attorney General written notice that the Attorney General is able to carry out the duties of office.
Court of Appeals
(d)(1) On petition of any member of the Board of Public Works, a presiding officer of the General Assembly, the Attorney General, or the acting Attorney General, a circuit court has exclusive original jurisdiction to determine any issue that arises under this section and to pass any appropriate order.
(2) Except for cases that the court considers of greater importance, a proceeding under this section, including an appeal, shall:
(i) take precedence on the docket;
(ii) be heard at the earliest practicable date; and
(iii) be expedited in every way.

Credits

Added by Acts 2004, c. 29, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 5, § 1, eff. March 22, 2007.
MD Code, State Government, § 6-110, MD STATE GOVT § 6-110
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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