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Session Laws, 1996
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H.B. 991                                                 VETOES

(2)     (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph and
subject to the limitations provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, and in addition to
the powers granted in § 298 of this article, a police officer of this State may make arrests,
conduct investigations and otherwise enforce the laws of this State throughout the State
without limitations as to jurisdiction.

(ii) Under this subsection a police officer may not enforce the
provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law beyond the officer's sworn jurisdiction.

(3)     A police officer may exercise the powers granted in this subsection if:

(i) 1. The police officer is participating in a joint investigation with
officials from any other state, federal, or local law enforcement agency at least one of
which shall have local jurisdiction;

2.       The police officer is rendering assistance to a police officer;

3.       The police officer is acting at the request of a local police
officer or a State Police officer; or

4.       An emergency exists; and

(ii) The police officer is acting in accordance with regulations adopted
by the police officer's employing agency to implement this subsection.

(4)     When acting under the authority granted in this subsection, the
following notifications of an investigation or enforcement action shall be made:

(i) 1. When in an incorporated municipality, to the chief of police,
if any, or the chief's designee;

2.       When in a county that has a county police department, to the
chief of police or the chief's designee;

3.       When in a county without a police department, to the sheriff
or the sheriff's designee;

4.       When in Baltimore City, to the Police Commissioner or the
Police Commissioner's designee;

5.       When on any property owned, leased, operated by, or under
the control of the Department of Natural Resources, to the Secretary of Natural
Resources or the Secretary's designee; or

6.       When on any property owned, leased, or operated by or
under the control of the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Maryland Aviation
Administration or the Maryland Port Administration, to the respective chief of police or
the chief's designee; and

(ii) Unless there is an agreement otherwise with the Department of
State Police, to the Department of State Police barrack commander or designee.

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