2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 6 - Interference with Government Operations
Section 9-602 - State personnel monitoring or recording telephone conversation.

§ 9-602. State personnel monitoring or recording telephone conversation.

(a)  Prohibited.-  

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a State official or employee may not directly or indirectly monitor or record in any manner a telephone conversation made to or from a State unit. 

(2) If prior approval is granted by the Attorney General, a State official or employee may monitor or record a telephone conversation: 

(i) on telephone lines used exclusively for incoming police, fire, and rescue calls; or 

(ii) with recorder-connector equipment that automatically produces a distinctive recorder tone repeated at approximately 15-second intervals. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000. 

(c)  Dismissal.- Conviction of a violation of this section is also grounds for immediate dismissal from State employment. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 555B; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2003, ch. 21, § 1.]   

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