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§ 23-102. Legislative findings and policy of State

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: March 27, 2019

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 1. State Library Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 27, 2019
MD Code, Education, § 23-102
Formerly cited as MD EDUC § 23-101
§ 23-102. Legislative findings and policy of State
Legislative findings
(a) The General Assembly finds:
(1) That public library resources and services are essential components of the educational system; and
(2) That libraries stimulate awareness and understanding of critical social issues, and assist individuals in reaching their highest potential for self-development.
Policy of State
(b) It is the policy of this State:
(1) To continue the orderly development and maintenance of library facilities and services throughout this State, in collaboration with the counties; and
(2) To develop coordinated programs and services among libraries and institutions to:
(i) Provide the widest possible access to the library and information resources of this State; and
(ii) Ensure more effective and economical services to all library users.

Credits

Added as Education § 23-101 by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Renumbered as Education § 23-102 by Acts 2017, c. 337, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 338, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 8, § 1, eff. March 27, 2019.
Formerly Art. 77, § 162.
MD Code, Education, § 23-102, MD EDUC § 23-102
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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