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§ 14-104. Secretary of Emergency Management

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Emergency Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Maryland Emergency Management Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-104
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 16A, § 4;  MD CODE Art. 16A, § 8
§ 14-104. Secretary of Emergency Management
Appointed by Governor
(a) The head of the Maryland Department of Emergency Management is the Secretary of Emergency Management, who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Term; salary; full time position
(b) The Secretary:
(1) serves without a fixed term and may be removed by the Governor;
(2) is entitled to the salary provided in the State budget; and
(3) shall devote full time to the duties assigned to the Secretary.
(c)(1) The Secretary is responsible to the Governor for carrying out the State emergency management program.
(2) If the Governor has formally declared the threat or occurrence of an emergency, the Secretary shall coordinate the activities of all organizations for emergency management operations in the State.
(3) The Secretary, in collaboration with other public and private agencies in the State, shall develop or cause to be developed mutual aid agreements for reciprocal emergency aid and assistance in case of emergency of an extreme nature that affects two or more political subdivisions.
(4) The Secretary shall maintain liaison and cooperate with emergency management agencies and organizations of other states and the federal government.
(d) The Secretary may employ personnel in accordance with the State budget and subject to the conditions and limitations of the State Personnel and Pensions Article.
Expenditures for emergency management
(e) The Secretary may make expenditures within the appropriations in the State budget or from other money made available to the Secretary for purposes of emergency management as necessary to carry out this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 24, § 1, eff. July 1, 2010; Acts 2021, c. 287, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 288, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-104, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-104
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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