ARTICLE 23. MISCELLANEOUS COMPANIES  


IN GENERAL
§ 1. Applicability and construction
Appendix I. STOCK CORPORATIONS
§ 2 to 131. Stock corporations
Appendix II. NONSTOCK CORPORATIONS
§ 132 to 135. General law; charter provision; members; meetings
§ 136, 136A. Consolidation, merger and transfers of assets; dissolution.
§ 136B, 137. Assets subject to charitable or other restrictions; restrictions on property holdings.
§ 138. Unincorporated associations
Appendix III. PARTICULAR CLASSES OF CORPORATIONS
PAYMENT OF WAGES
§ 139. How and when payment made
COMPANIES FOR THE ERECTION OF BRIDGES OR CONSTRUCTION OF CANALS
§ 140 to 143. Companies for the erection of bridges or construction of canals
ASSOCIATIONS
§ 144. Limiting number of shares for each stockholder; prescribing entrance fee and instalments to be paid
§ 145. Payment of money placed in trust or in joint names; ownership of money placed in joint tenancy
§ 146. Enforcing payment of instalments and dues by fines and forfeitures
§ 147. Payments of bonuses or assessments by new members
§ 148. Receipt of minor who is sole owner of free share account
§ 149. Advances on purchases of stock; security for indebtedness
§ 150. Investments of associations; membership in federal home loan bank or Maryland Savings-Share Insurance Corporation; benefits, etc., of National Housing Act
§ 150A, 150B. Insurance of free share accounts.
§ 151. Members as witnesses
§ 152, 153. Merger by incorporation under this article of prior associations; transfer to incorporated associations.
§ 154 to 156A. Payment of stock in advance; enforcement of payment; redeeming or purchasing stock; loans to members; loans to be made in money; foreign associations; certificate of compliance with Workmen's Compensation Law.
§ 157, 158. Who entitled to vote; annual shareholders' meetings
§ 159 to 161M. Effect of conversion into federal savings and loan association; association may forego payment of dividends on "Christmas," etc., funds and pay on others; minimum interest on certain savings accounts; liability to depositor for loss of check; insolvency, liquidation, etc., of certain insured associations; policy; application of provisions of this article and Corporations and Associations Article; persons prohibited from doing business; injunctions; effect on existing building or homestead associations; Board of Building, Savings and Loan Association Commissioners; oaths; subpoenas; Division and Director; orders; hearings; appeals; acting as trustee or custodian under Federal Self-Employed Individuals Tax Retirement Act of 1962 or Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; deputy director, employees and examiners; information to be confidential; conservatorship; receivership; maintenance of free share accounts and general reserve fund; repayment of expense fund contributions.
§ 161N, 161-O. Name of association; charter amendment.
§ 161P. Capital
§ 161Q. Membership and voting rights; provision for quorum
§ 161R, 161S. Copy of bylaws to be filed with Director; financial statement; statement of salaries, etc., paid; notice of annual meeting
§ 161T, 161U. Directors; consolidation, merger, sale or transfer of assets, liquidation, dissolution or reorganization.
§ 161V to 161AA. Branch offices; electronic customer communication terminals; prohibited transactions; withdrawals; definite rate securities forbidden; investments of associations; title to real estate; membership in federal home loan bank or Maryland Savings-Share Insurance Corporation; benefits of National Housing Act; promotional activities prohibited
§ 161BB. Revival of charter
§ 161CC to 161-II. Examinations and audits; apportionment of profits; reserves; dividends; expenses in connection with loans; memorandum of settlement; franchise tax; exemption from Blue Sky Law.
§ 161JJ. Severability
§ 161KK to 161LL-3. Effect of provisions on existing law; registration and approval of securities; written notice of rejection of application for residential mortgage; elimination of charge for insurance when mortgage principal is reduced; termination of provisions of certain sections in subtitle.
MARYLAND SAVINGS-SHARE INSURANCE CORPORATION
§ 161MM to 161AAA. Maryland Savings-Share Insurance Corporation
CEMETERY COMPANIES
§ 162 to 165A. Cemetery companies.
PRENEED BURIAL CONTRACTS
§ 165B, 165C. Preneed burial contracts
GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANIES
§ 166, 167. Powers of gas light companies; powers of electric light or power companies
MARYLAND GASOLINE PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT
§ 167A to 167J. Maryland Gasoline Products Marketing Act.
MINING COMPANIES
§ 168 to 178. Power as to railroads including condemnation; railroads chartered by State; change of control, use and estate of railroads; railroads not to pass through certain places without consent; agreement of railroad with owner as to purchase of material for construction and repair; right to connect with railroad; charges when person connecting with railroad uses own cars; cars placed on railroad must be adapted for use on such railroad; limitation of length of railroad; railroad required to furnish transportation; rate where railroad furnishes cars; railroad to use as little space in Will's Gap as compatible with convenience
§ 179. Disputes between railroads to be settled by Board of Public Works
MINORS -- INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES FOR THE CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
§ 180. Power and authority
MULTILEVEL DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
§ 180A. Multilevel distribution companies
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
§ 181 to 183. Municipal corporations
RAILROAD COMPANIES
§ 184 to 187. Authority and number who may form; rights, privileges, powers and restrictions generally; certificate of incorporation to be filed; contents; evidence of existence; deemed body corporate after filing certificate; power to effect objects of incorporation; power to construct and maintain railroad.
§ 188 to 191. Capital stock.
§ 192. Opening books for subscription to capital stock; election of directors; time and place of holding first directors' meeting; majority of directors may act; choice of president; directors' oath of office; division of profits
§ 193. Purchase of land, etc.; condemnation
§ 194. How notice of meeting of jury of inquisition given in condemnation proceedings
§ 195 to 200. Abandonment of right-of-way or location of unfinished railroad by nonuser; change of location or grade; powers of Maryland company; width of road; public highways; condemnation of crossings or ways; occupancy of roads, streets, alleys or public ways; exception as to Baltimore City; applicability to electric and cable operated railways
§ 201. Power to borrow money and execute bonds, debentures or promissory notes
§ 202, 203. Power to acquire lands in vicinity of railroads; power to cross roads, highways and streams
§ 204. Principal office
§ 205, 206. Warning signs at crossings; crossing canals or navigable waters
§ 207 to 210. Consolidation of connecting companies; lease by one railroad company to another railroad company; acquisition of connecting railroad by railroad owning two thirds of the capital stock of that acquired; purchase of connecting railroads
§ 211. Stopping at stations
§ 212 to 217. Sale of unclaimed freight; sale of livestock, perishable or damaged freight; sale of unclaimed baggage; applicability of §§ 212 to 214 to all common carriers or forwarders; use of tracks by connecting roads -- In general; same -- penalty for noncompliance
§ 218 to 225. Summary remedy for neglect of corporate duty; appeal; elevated railroads not to be built without special act; reorganization when sold under mortgage or deed of trust.
§ 226 to 232. Power as to stocks, bonds or other securities of connecting railroad or transportation company; flagmen or electric bells at crossings -- In general; penalty for failure to comply; enforcement; reflectors on safety gates at grade crossings; crossing other railroads; liability for death or injury to livestock and for fire; court in which suit to be brought for recovery
§ 233. Liability for death or injury to livestock and for fire -- Venue in suit to recover damages
§ 234. Liability for death or injury to livestock and for fire -- Judgment on failure of defendant to appear
§ 235. Operation of any but cooperative stores by mining company prohibited
§ 236, 237. May own and operate steamship companies or stock therein; construction of bridges or tunnels when public highway crosses track
§ 238. Withholding wages for benefit of relief association prohibited
§ 239 to 247. Coupons must be attached to tickets for passage through Baltimore City; stopping at station in Baltimore City; motive power which may be used; exception when operating on streets or public roads; hours of duty of operators of block system.
§ 248. Rest days for certain employees; extra pay for emergency service
§ 249 to 255. Mileage books -- When railroad must keep for sale; price; who may use and how used; lost books; no limitations as to time of use; penalty for noncompliance; further provisions as to keeping; recovery of damages and penalty for violation
MARYLAND RAILROAD POLICE
§ 256 to 266. Maryland Railroad Police
IN GENERAL
RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS
§ 267 to 270. Religious corporations generally.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES
§ 271 to 274. Roman Catholic Churches.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- DIOCESE OF MARYLAND
§ 274A to 274C. Incorporation of new congregation; election of congregation to be governed by §§ 256 to 270; congregations subject to constitution and canons of Protestant Episcopal Church.
§ 275. Parishes and congregations in Diocese of Maryland
§ 276 to 297. Enrollment of applicants by rector; perpetuation of continuity of vestry; election of officers for annual meeting for election of vestrymen; declaration by elected vestrymen; meetings of vestrymen; duties of rector at vestry meetings; property rights of rector; how property held and use thereof; rector to conform with canons of diocese in holding property; organization meeting of vestrymen; churchwardens; calling priest to be rector; parish register; powers of vestrymen in general; sale of property; purchase of land; selling or renting pews; suing and being sued; dividing or uniting parishes; when parish or congregation unable to support and continue functions of a separate church; effect on vestry or separate congregations created under other laws; applicability of Vestry Act of 1798; severability.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- DIOCESE OF EASTON
§ 298 to 312. Protestant Episcopal Church in Diocese of Easton.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
§ 312A to 312Q. Protestant Episcopal Church in Diocese of Washington
METHODIST CHURCHES
§ 313. Formation of Methodist Church corporations; quarterly conference; acquisition and conveyance of abandoned and/or unincorporated churches; special provision as to Garrett County
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
§ 314. Formation of Presbyterian Church corporations; amendment of charters; election, qualification, nomination, tenure and powers of trustees
SAFE-DEPOSIT COMPANIES
§ 315, 316. Safe-deposit companies.
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COMPANIES
§ 317 to 320. Formation generally; construction of lines; damage caused by erection of fixtures in general; ascertainment of damage caused by erection of fixtures; inquisition; return of inquisition; effect of payment for loss or damage
§ 321. Extension of lines into other states; branch lines; sale or lease to foreign corporations; acquisition of property, rights, privileges and franchises of another company; consolidation of companies
§ 322 to 327. Transmission of messages; injury to property of company; divulging contents of or refusal to deliver dispatches; injury to wires, cords or posts by owner of timber growing along lines; applicability to telephone companies; calls to operator without insertion of coin; use of hearing aid devices not to be impaired; telegrams to show times sent and received
TURNPIKE, PLANK ROAD AND PASSENGER RAILWAY COMPANIES
§ 328 to 330. How to be formed; how roads to be constructed; passenger railroad to keep track in repair where portion of turnpike, street or road used; examination by county commissioners; tolls and rates of fare
UNIFORMED VOLUNTEER COMPANIES
§ 331. Uniformed Volunteer Companies
WATER COMPANIES
§ 332. Powers generally; exception as to Baltimore City
§ 333. Right of condemnation
CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY BY CORPORATIONS
§ 334 to 341A. Right of condemnation
POLICE
§ 342 to 348. Police.
IN GENERAL
COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS
§ 349 to 377. Cooperative associations generally.
§ 378. Security for loans
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
§ 379 to 411. Electric cooperatives
TRANSPORTATION COOPERATIVES
§ 411A. Organization and purpose; corporate name; regulation
DEVELOPMENT CREDIT CORPORATION OF MARYLAND
§ 412 to 429. Development Credit Corporation of Maryland
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION ACT
§ 430 to 444A. Professional Service Corporation Act.
PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS
§ 445 to 450. Private foundations.
MARYLAND CREDIT UNION INSURANCE CORPORATION
§ 451 to 465A. Maryland Credit Union Insurance Corporation
FOREIGN TRADE ZONES
§ 466 to 469. Foreign Trade Zones



   
 
Repealed by Acts 1982, ch. 21, ¡ì 1, effective July 1, 1982.