2019 Maryland Code
Public Safety
Title 5 - Firearms
Subtitle 5 - Cease Fire Council
§ 5-502. Cease Fire Council

    (a)    There is a Cease Fire Council in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

    (b)    (1)    The Council consists of 11 members.

        (2)    Of the 11 members of the Council:

            (i)    one shall be the Secretary of Juvenile Services or a designee;

            (ii)    one shall be the Secretary of State Police or a designee;

            (iii)    one shall be the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services or a designee;

            (iv)    one shall be the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention or a designee;

            (v)    two shall be State’s Attorneys who are recommended by the President of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association, appointed by the Governor;

            (vi)    one shall be a sheriff, appointed by the Governor;

            (vii)    one shall represent the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, appointed by the Governor;

            (viii)    one shall represent the Maryland Municipal Police Executives Association, appointed by the Governor; and

            (ix)    two shall represent the public, appointed by the Governor.

    (c)    (1)    The appointed members serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

        (2)    The term of an appointed member is 3 years.

        (3)    The terms of the appointed members are staggered as required by the terms provided for appointed members of the Council on October 1, 2003.

        (4)    At the end of a term, an appointed member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

    (d)    The Secretary of State Police or the Secretary’s designee is the Chairman of the Council.

    (e)    A member of the Council:

        (1)    may not receive compensation as a member of the Council; but

        (2)    is entitled to reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations, as provided in the State budget.

    (f)    (1)    The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention shall provide staff support for the Council.

        (2)    The Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention is the legal advisor to the Council.

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