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Questions about the Built to Learn Act of 2020, including (1) whether the funding mandate set forth in §10-649 of the Education Article for public school construction by the Maryland Stadium Authority can be reduced or re-allocated to another purpose by either the Governor or the General Assembly; (2) whether the funding required by Article XIX, § 1 of the Maryland Constitution can be reduced by the Governor or the General Assembly, or be re-allocated for a purpose other than as set forth in the statute governing Maryland's Education Trust Fund; and (3) what funding priority, if any, applies to the funds in the Education Trust Fund?
whether strict compliance with § 4-304(a)(2) of the Local Government Article is
required for municipal charter amendments.
What is the meaning
of the phrase “necessary and proportional” in the new law governing the use of
force by police officers under which, as of July 1, 2022, a police officer “may
not use force against a person unless, under the totality of the circumstances,
the force is necessary and proportional to (1) prevent an imminent threat of
physical injury to a person; or (2) effectuate a legitimate law enforcement
Does Maryland law
require the installation of fire sprinklers in manufactured homes?
Whether the Maryland
Abandoned Property Act applies to accounts in the programs overseen by Maryland
529 and, if so, please provide guidance on how to apply the Maryland Abandoned
Property Act to Maryland 529 accounts.
about towing fees under § 21-10A-04 of the Transportation Article
Questions about the
obligations of the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and
St. Mary’s College of Maryland under SB 342 of 2016 and whether, and to what
extent, the universities are currently in compliance with those obligations.
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