2016 Maryland Code
Title 6 - Ports
Subtitle 3 - Acquisition and Operation of Port Facilities
§ 6-304. Consent required for acquisition -- Approval of political subdivision
(a) Approval required. -- The Administration may not acquire by purchase or condemnation any property located in any political subdivision of this State without the prior approval of the political subdivision, as provided for in this section.
(b) Manner of approval. -- Approval required by this section shall be obtained as follows:
(1) If the property is located in a county other than Baltimore City and not in any municipal corporation, from the county;
(2) If the property is located in a municipal corporation within any county, both from the mayor and council, by whatever name known, of the municipal corporation and from the county; and
(3) If the property is located in Baltimore City, from the Board of Estimates of Baltimore City.
(c) When approval presumed granted. -- If the Administration makes a written request for approval of the appropriate body, the approval required by this section is deemed to be given unless the Administration is notified in writing to the contrary within 90 days after it makes the request.
(d) Construction of section. -- This section does not affect the right of the Administration to acquire an option or institute any condemnation proceedings for later acquisition of the property once the approval required by this section is obtained.
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