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(a) This section applies only in St. Mary's County.
(b)(1)(i) The State's Attorney's salary is equal to the salary of a circuit court judge and shall be paid biweekly.
(ii) A salary increase shall take effect at the beginning of the elected term of office and may not increase during the term of office.
(2)(i) The county commissioners shall provide for the administrative support staff, independent office facilities, office equipment, supplies, books, and other items necessary for the operation of the office.
(ii) The State's Attorney shall present vouchers to the county commissioners for the payment of office expenses.
(c)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint one deputy State's Attorney and two or more assistant State's Attorneys who:
(i) shall serve at the pleasure of the State's Attorney; and
(ii) may be full-time or part-time employees.
(2) The State's Attorney shall pay the salaries of the deputy and assistant State's Attorneys biweekly from money that the county commissioners appropriate each year.
(d)(1) The State's Attorney may appoint:
(i) administrative staff necessary for the operation of the office; and
(ii) one or more full-time or part-time investigators as employees.
(2) The staff appointed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be in the county merit system.
(3) The State's Attorney shall pay the salaries of the investigators appointed under paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection biweekly from money that the county commissioners appropriate each year.
(e) The State's Attorney may not:
(1) engage in the private practice of law; and
(2) except in connection with performing the duties of the office, appear professionally in a criminal proceeding in the State.
(1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, a person is “disabled” if the person has been determined to be totally and permanently disabled by the social security administration, the division of workers' compensation, or pursuant to rule or regulation of the division.
(2)(a) A disabled resident may obtain from a regional office or the central office of the division, or at such other locations as may be determined by the division, a Columbine annual pass. The pass shall be valid from the date the pass is purchased through the last day of the month of purchase in the following year. A columbine annual pass shall entitle the disabled resident to enter state park and recreation areas during the period that the pass is valid and when such areas are open.
(b) The commission, by rule, shall provide the manner by which a columbine annual pass shall be displayed by the person to whom it was issued when the person enters a state park or state recreation area.
(2.5) Any resident of the state who is a first responder with a permanent occupational disability as defined in section 33-4-104.5(2) may obtain, free of charge, a columbine annual pass from the regional or the central office of the division, or such other location as may be determined by the division.
(3) The continued use of the columbine annual pass shall be subject to the holder's observance of rules and regulations concerning the state park or state recreation area.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 15-419 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/criminal-procedure/md-code-crim-proc-sect-15-419/
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