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§ 13-302. Adjutant General--Duties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Militia (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Adjutant General; Assistants and Other Personnel (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-302
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 65, § 7;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 9;  MD CODE Art. 65, § 10
§ 13-302. Adjutant General--Duties
(a)(1) The Adjutant General may appoint:
(i) a chief of State operations;
(ii) an executive officer;
(iii) an administrative officer;
(iv) the directors of military installations, procurement, military support to civil authorities, State personnel, finance, and veterans affairs;
(v) the site managers for military reservations; and
(vi) a grants administrator.
(2) The executive officer and directors appointed under paragraph (1) of this subsection serve at the pleasure of the Adjutant General.
(b)(1) The Adjutant General shall keep all records required to be kept and filed with the Adjutant General's office.
(2) On or before each October 15, the Adjutant General shall submit to the Governor a detailed statement of all the receipts and expenditures for military purposes during the year ending the previous September 30.
Employment information for military spouses
(c)(1) On request, the Adjutant General or the Adjutant General's designee shall assist the spouse of a member of the military who resides in the State or is transferred to the State in finding employment in the State.
(2) The assistance provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection may include providing:
(i) the informational form developed by the State Department of Education under § 6-201.1 of the Education Article;
(ii) information relating to health occupations in the State that permit reciprocal licensure; and
(iii) information relating to business occupations in the State that permit reciprocal licensure.
(d)(1) The Adjutant General is responsible for:
(i) each armory that the State owns; and
(ii) each building or other property purchased, occupied, or leased by or on behalf of the State military forces.
(2) If the Adjutant General rejects an application to use an armory for nonmilitary purposes, the application is subject to review and approval by the Board of Public Works, the Adjutant General, and the commanding officer of the unit occupying that armory.
(3) The Adjutant General may adopt regulations to enforce this subsection.
Battle flags and war records
(e) The Adjutant General is the custodian of battle flags and war records and is responsible for their proper care and preservation.
(f) The Adjutant General may employ employees as required.
Policies of Governor
(g) The Adjutant General shall carry out the Governor's policies concerning matters specified in this title and Title 14, Subtitles 1, 2, and 4 of this article.
(h) The seal of the Adjutant General's office shall be delivered by the Adjutant General to the Adjutant General's successor.
Rules and regulations
(i)(1) The Adjutant General may adopt rules and regulations to govern, discipline, and establish criteria for the performance of duties of the organized militia of the State, as defined in § 13-203 of this title.
(2) The rules and regulations shall, to the extent practicable, conform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and to the rules, regulations, and statutes of the Department of Defense, the Army, the Air Force, and the National Guard Bureau of the United States.
(3) When the rules and regulations have been adopted and published by the Adjutant General, they shall have the force and effect of law and constitute a lawful order.
(4) Adoption and publication of rules and regulations under paragraph (3) of this subsection are exempt from the requirements of Title 10, Subtitle 1 of the State Government Article.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 517, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 518, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2013, c. 112, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 13-302, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 13-302
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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