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§ 23-206. Cooperative library corporations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 23. Libraries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Resource Centers and Cooperative Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2017
MD Code, Education, § 23-206
§ 23-206. Cooperative library corporations
Organization of cooperative library corporations
(a) Any two or more boards of library trustees acting as incorporators under this section and the nonstock corporation laws may organize a cooperative library corporation to administer joint library projects in their counties.
Membership of corporation
(b)(1) The membership of the corporation consists of the members of each board of library trustees that signs the articles of incorporation.
(2) If each of the member boards agree, another county may become a member of the corporation.
Delegation of powers to carry out joint library projects
(c) The member boards may delegate any of their intracounty powers and duties to the corporation to the extent necessary to enable it to carry out and administer joint library projects.
Professional and clerical employees
(d) Professional and clerical employees of a cooperative library corporation shall join the Teachers' Retirement System.
Duties of cooperative library corporation
(e) Each cooperative library corporation:
(1) Is entitled to use the library fund;
(2) Shall have the annual audit required for a library;
(3) Shall make the annual report required of a board of library trustees; and
(4) Is exempt from taxation under § 7-202 of the Tax--Property Article.


Added by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 1979, c. 65; Acts 1985, c. 480, § 1; Acts 2017, c. 337, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 338, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 77, § 170.
MD Code, Education, § 23-206, MD EDUC § 23-206
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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