2018 Maryland Code
Public Safety
Title 14 - Emergency Management
Subtitle 3 - Governor's Emergency Powers
§ 14-306. Militia

  • (a) "Militia" defined. -- In this section, "militia" means the organized and unorganized militia as described in ยง 13-203 of this article.

  • (b) Authority of Governor to call militia into action. -- If the Governor proclaims that a state of emergency exists, the Governor may call the militia into action.

  • (c) Power of militia. --

    • (1) The militia shall have full power and responsibility for the area designated by the Governor as an emergency area.

    • (2) Each law enforcement agency, law enforcement official, fire company, and rescue squad in the emergency area, including the Department of State Police, shall cooperate with the militia and operate under its direction.

  • (d) Authority of local governments to request militia. -- The chief executive officer or governing body of a county or municipal corporation may request the Governor to provide the militia to help bring under control conditions existing within the county or municipal corporation that, in the requestor's judgment, the local law enforcement agencies cannot control without additional personnel.

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