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Maryland Code, Economic Development § 5-512

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(a) The Authority exercises its powers and performs its duties subject to the authority of the Secretary.

(b) The Authority may:

(1) adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business;

(2) adopt a seal;

(3) maintain offices in the State;

(4) sue and be sued in its own name;

(5) retain consultants;

(6) use the services of governmental units;

(7) contract for and accept, to carry out this subtitle, a loan or grant from the federal government, a political subdivision of the State, or any other source;

(8) purchase, receive, lease as lessee, or otherwise acquire, sell, mortgage, lease as lessor, pledge, administer, dispose of, or otherwise deal with property given as collateral under a loan agreement on the terms and conditions it considers advisable;

(9) adopt regulations necessary to carry out its powers;

(10) acquire or take assignments of loan documents;  and

(11) do anything necessary or convenient to carry out its powers.

(c) The Authority shall:

(1) in its internal functions, follow the procedures of the State that govern the purchase of office space, supplies, facilities, materials, equipment, and professional services;

(2) keep proper records of its accounts;

(3) keep separate records for:

(i) the Small Business Development Contract Financing Fund under Part III of this subtitle;

(ii) the Small Business Development Guaranty Fund under Part IV of this subtitle;

(iii) the Equity Participation Investment Program Fund under Part V of this subtitle;  and

(iv) the Small Business Surety Bond Fund under Part VI of this subtitle;  and

(4) in accordance with § 2.5-109 of this article, submit a report on its condition and operations.

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