[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Commissioners of Caroline County 7-9-1996 as Ord. No. 96-002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, being of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the County Commissioners of Caroline County, as recodified and consolidated into chapters and sections, is hereby adopted, ordained and enacted, and hereinafter referred to as "the Code."
The Code is a recodification of the laws of the county as contained in the 1965 Edition of the Code, as it has been amended from time to time under the authority of the Annotated Code of Maryland, §§ 25 and 25B, and other sections as they may apply.
The laws contained in the Code, including land use tables and charts, shall be deemed and taken in all courts of law to be the public local laws of Caroline County.
Any appendices, exhibits or attachments to the Code are included as a matter of information and are not the law but may be evidence of the law.
Laws of a general and permanent nature adopted and in force on the date of adoption of this Act and not contained in the Code are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Act.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of laws above stated shall not affect the following acts, legislative and otherwise:
Appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of Caroline County's indebtedness.
Regarding the purchase, sale, lease, or transfer of property.
Levy or imposition of taxes, assessments, fees or charges.
Regarding subdivision of land, zoning, or dedication of property.
Compensation of officials and employees.
Rights or liabilities established, accrued or incurred under a legislative provision prior to the effective date of this Act or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
Any offense or violation of the law or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this Act.
Unexpired licenses, permits, rights, easements or privileges.
In compiling and preparing the laws for recodification, certain typographical, grammatical, stylistic and formatting changes have been made for the purposes of accuracy, consistency and readability. Obsolete laws and town charters have been deleted. Deletions, and the reasons therefor, are indicated on the legislative disposition lists, which shall be maintained as a public record.
Bill No. 89-4, Caroline County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, is deleted as a law and shall be re-enacted without substantive change as a resolution immediately following the effective date of the Code, so that the format of the instrument governing the Board's creation and processes shall be consistent with that of other governmental advisory bodies.
All amendments to the Code, when enacted by the County Commissioners to make them a part thereof, and in effect, shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such amendments. Whenever amendments to the Code are enacted, they shall be printed and included in the next supplement to the Code.
The County Commissioners shall make an appropriation to provide for the publication of this Code, which shall be offered for sale to the public.
The Code shall be supplemented at least annually so that it shall remain current.
A copy of the Code and its supplements shall be provided free of charge to the Caroline County Public Library for public inspection.
A copy of the Code and its supplements shall be provided to state agencies as may be required by state law.
When terms in the Code are not defined, they shall have their ordinarily accepted meanings such as the context may imply.
Masculine pronouns include feminine pronouns.
Any section or any part of any section of this Code that is legally determined to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section or part of the Code.