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Session Laws, 1979
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Every officer or employee of the State of Maryland, a
county, Baltimore City, a municipality or bicounty or
multicounty agency, who obtains or attempts to obtain, by
extortion, from any person a sum of money, real or personal
property or any thing of value that exceeds $300, is guilty
of a felony and shall be fined not more than $5,000 or
imprisoned not more than ten years or both and,
notwithstanding any pardon, shall be permanently barred from
employment by the State of Maryland, any county,
[municipality bicounty] MUNICIPALITY, BICOUNTY or
multicounty agency. If the property extorted does not
exceed $300, it is a misdemeanor and the punishment shall be
limited to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for
six months or both. For the purpose of this section,
extortion means the wrongful obtaining of the property from
another with his consent, which consent was obtained under
color or pretense of office or under color of official
right, or by wrongful use of actual or threatened force,
violence. A prosecution for the felony offense under this
section shall be instituted within 5 years after the offense
was committed.

Article 30 - Deaf, Mute or Blind


General supervision and control of all such training
and employment centers shall be vested in a board of eleven
trustees, all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, by
and with the [advise] ADVICE and consent of the Senate.
When the trustees are appointed to terms effective July 1,
1977, four shall be appointed for three years, four shall be
appointed for two years, and three shall be appointed for
one year. Any trustee appointed to the board thereafter,
shall be appointed for a term of three years. If a vacancy
occurs on the board, it shall be filled for the unexpired
term by an appointment by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate. Trustees shall receive per diem
compensation for each board or committee meeting attended in
the amount as provided in the State budget and shall be
reimbursed for expenses incurred while actually engaged in
the performance of their duties in accordance with standard
travel regulations.


(f) Every blind or visually handicapped person or deaf
or audio handicapped person has the right to be
[accommodated] ACCOMPANIED by a guide dog, especially
trained for the purpose, in any of the places listed in
paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of this section, without
being required to pay an extra charge for the guide dog
however he is liable for any damage done to the premises or
facilities by his dog.


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