1376 LAWS OF MARYLAND. [CH. 773
tion, the cost of which, including the cost of guards and other
personnel, shall be paid from the money received from persons
who employ said prisoners.
The Board, with the approval of the Governor, shall adopt
regulations prescribing the policies, procedures and standards
for the selection of prisoners to be so employed, the manner of
placement in farming areas, and method of establishing rate or
rates of pay.
The Board shall also insure the prisoners so placed at work
on farms in the State Industrial Accident Fund in order to
relieve the employers (farmers) of any liability for injuries
which may result as the result of such employment.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 762 of Article 27
of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1939 Edition), persons
employing prisoners to work on farms are hereby authorized to
sell the produce planted, cultivated or harvested by such labor.
All prisoners placed at work on farms under the provisions
of this section shall remain under the control and custody of
the officers of the institution from which they are assigned and
shall remain subject to all of the laws, including the law as to
escaping from prison, rules and regulations applicable to pris-
oners confined in said institution.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That to the extent of any
inconsistencies herewith, the provisions of this Act shall super-
sede for the effective period of this Act any provision of any
other statute or of any ordinance, order, rule or regulation
inconsistent with this Act.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in
effect during the continuance of the existing state of war
between the United States and Germany, Japan and Italy and
during any prolongation thereof with any one of such nations
and/or with any other foreign country and for six months
after the termination thereof by the signing of a definitive
treaty of peace or by the proclamation of the President of the
United States or the Governor of the State that hostilities have
ceased or that the emergency 110 longer exists, whichever event
first occurs; provided, however, that this Act shall cease to be
in effect upon the adoption at any time by the General Assem-
bly of Maryland of a Joint Resolution stating that it is no
longer necessary for the public good and safety of the State
and terminating the same; and provided, further, that • the
termination of this Act shall not affect any act done or any
right, liability or obligation accruing or accrued pursuant there-
to and during the time that the Act is in force; and provided,
further, that the expiration, repeal or termination of this Act
shall not have the effect of releasing or extinguishing any