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Recent Letters of Advice
Application of the Maryland Wiretap Act to situations
in which citizens record public activities of police officers (July
Instant Bingo Machines are Illegal Slot Machines under Maryland
Law (March 10, 2008)
General recommends that certain 17-year olds be permitted
to vote in primary (December 19, 2007)
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to: Chief Counsel, Opinions and Advice, Attorney General's
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Advice and Legislative News
- Does the State Ethics Law apply to the Chesapeake Bay Trust and, if so, is that law's prohibition against the solicitation of gifts applicable to the Trust in light of the Trust's specific statutory authority to solicit gifts to the trust?
- Does the University of Maryland Medical System qualify as a State entity for purposes of proposed legislation giving collective bargaining rights to certain employees of University of Maryland Medical Center?
- Must an incumbent member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education who seeks a second term go through the School Board Nominating Commission appointments process a second time, and what is the Governor's role, if any, in the reappointment process?
- What actions by the Prince George's County District Council constitute "consideration" for purposes of sec. 15-831(c)(2) of the State Government Article such that an applicant for zoning approval must file the statutorily-required affidavit 30 days prior to such "consideration"? If an applicant files an application inside of 30 days of a scheduled "consideration," can the application move forward even though the affidavit was not filed 30 days prior to consideration?
- May persons who are not licensed podiatrists or physicians use high-powered lasers to treat toenail fungus, or does the practice violate sec. 16-101(f) of the Health Occupations Article?
- Does the use of social coupons, such as Groupon, by licensed Maryland podiatrists violate sec. 16-311(a)(14) of the Health Occupations Article, which allows the State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners to deny or revoke a license, or impose a monetary penalty, on a podiatrist who "[p]ays or agrees to pay any sum to any person for bringing or referring a patient"?
- Whether one company's excavation and removal of a competitor's underground liquefied petroleum gas storage tank constitutes a violation of secs. 11-601 to 11-606 of the Commercial Law Article or otherwise exposes the excavating company to other civil or criminal liability.
- Does Baltimore City Code, Article 19 sec. 32-3, which prohibits a person within a certain distance from a liquor store from selling food or other merchandise to a minor, regulate in an area that is exclusively occupied by the State?
- What are the limitations on the authority of Sheriff's deputies who carry out law enforcement activities within the territory of another county pursuant to mutual aid agreements?
- Whether local correctional institutions must comply with national standards established under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.
- Does the Uninsured Employers' Fund have the right to recover certain statutory assessments paid to the Subsequent Injury Fund out of UEF statutory funds
- Whether the Worcester County Department of Liquor (“DLC”) should be treated as a retailer or wholesaler when purchasing alcoholic beverages from another Maryland licensed wholesaler
- Request from Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council regarding the authority of police officers to escort group charity rides in "emergency status", and the liability implications of doing so.
- Does the Orphans' Court have jurisdiction over personnel matters in the Register of Wills office?
- Does Charles County, a Code Home Rule County, have the power to enact a public local law that would require developers to include certain provisions in the documents governing the homeowners' associations created by the developers for new developments?