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34.04.08.00.htm 34.04.08.00. Title 34 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING Subtitle 04 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS Chapter 08 Use of State Museum Property Authority: State Finance and Procurement Article, §5-203(b)2) 5A-207(5) and 5A-318(b)1) and (c)7) Annotated Code of Maryland
34.04.08.01.htm 34.04.08.01. 01 General.. A. The Department of Planning, through the Division of Historical and Cultural Programs and units in the Division, administers several museums.B. The Maryland Historical Trust, for the State, administers Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County.C. The State museums of Maryland within the Department of Planning are managed to promote the coordinated use of their varied resources and values for the benefit of all people, for all time.D. Historic and cultural
34.04.08.02.htm 34.04.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Department" means the Department of Planning, a principal department of the State government.. 2) "Firearm" means any device capable of propelling a missile by gunpowder or similar explosive, including but not limited to, any gun, rifle, shotgun, handgun, pistol, or revolver.3) "Law enforcement officer" means any commissioned officer employed or contracted by the State to m
34.04.08.03.htm 34.04.08.03. 03 Hunting and Trapping.. Hunting or trapping may not be permitted on State museum property except by permit issued by the museum director and subject to all applicable laws.
34.04.08.04.htm 34.04.08.04. 04 Weapons.. A. A person, other than a duly authorized law enforcement officer, may not possess a weapon at a State museum except as provided in §B of this regulation.B. The museum director may approve an exception for an exhibition that in the museum director's judgment promotes the purposes of the museum.
34.04.08.05.htm 34.04.08.05. 05 Fishing.. Fishing in compliance with State Law is permitted on State museum property only in designated areas posted for fishing use.
34.04.08.06.htm 34.04.08.06. 06 Closing Against Entry.. A. The museum director may determine hours for public visitation or use of a State museum, and shall publish and post a schedule of open hours.B. A person or vehicle may not enter or remain on lands or waters owned or managed by a State museum after the posted open hours without the express permission of the museum director.C. The museum director may elect to close certain areas of the museum to public entry and travel during periods of constructi
34.04.08.07.htm 34.04.08.07. 07 Swimming.. A. A person may not bathe, wade, dive, scuba dive, snorkel, or swim in any waters of a State museum, except at designated areas and at the times and under the conditions posted.B. A person may not bathe, wade, dive, scuba dive, snorkel, or swim in any waters of a State museum, unless clothed in apparel proper to prevent indecent exposure of the person.C. A person may not dress or undress at a State museum except in restrooms, changing rooms, or bathh
34.04.08.08.htm 34.04.08.08. 08 Camping.. A. A person may establish a camp at a State museum only in areas designated for camping and only if the person first obtains express permission from the museum director.B. The use of the camp is limited to the place, number of persons, and period of time specified by the museum director.
34.04.08.09.htm 34.04.08.09. 09 Private Watercraft.. A. General Prohibition. A person may not launch or use a rowboat, canoe, sailboat, or other privately owned vessel on a pond or other impoundment of water in a State museum, unless the person first obtains permission from the museum director.B. Motors. A vessel with a gasoline or electric engine may not be operated on any pond or other impoundment of water at a State museum except by Department or State employees or contractors in the per
34.04.08.10.htm 34.04.08.10. 10 Commercial Enterprises.. At any State museum, a person may not sell, hire, or lease any merchandise or any boat or vehicle designed or used for the transportation of passengers or property, unless the person first obtains express permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.11.htm 34.04.08.11. 11 Meetings, Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Ceremonies, and Special Events.. A. A person may not erect any structure, stand, or platform, or hold any meeting, exhibition, demonstration, ceremony, or special event at a State museum, unless the person first obtains express permission from the museum director.B. Request for permission shall be made at least 30 days in advance of the event.. C. Users of State museum facilities may not charge admission to events or p
34.04.08.12.htm 34.04.08.12. 12 Fundraising.. A State museum may not be used for revenue generation or private fundraising without express permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.13.htm 34.04.08.13. 13 Amplifiers.. A person may not use an amplifier, loudspeaker, public address system, or other similar equipment at a State museum, unless the person first obtains permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.14.htm 34.04.08.14. 14 Fires.. A. A person may not kindle, build, maintain, or use a fire in any area of a State museum that is not designated for fires, unless the person first obtains permission from the museum director.B. Every fire shall be continuously under the care and direction of a competent person over 16 years old.C. Every fire shall be thoroughly extinguished after use.. D. Permission for a fire may be revoked by the museum director with or without cause at any time..
34.04.08.15.htm 34.04.08.15. 15 Advertising.. A person may not erect or post any sign, notice, or literature at a State museum, unless the person first obtains express permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.16.htm 34.04.08.16. 16 Lighted Cigars, Cigarettes, and Other Burning Objects.. A person may not throw away or discard at a State museum any lighted match, cigar, cigarette, or other burning object except in containers provided by the museum for that purpose.
34.04.08.17.htm 34.04.08.17. 17 Refuse and Rubbish; Glass and Metal Containers and Hazardous Objects.. A. A person may not deposit any garbage, sewage, waste, foodstuffs, paper, or other litter or obnoxious material at a State museum, except in containers provided by the museum for that purpose.B. A person may not possess a glass container, metal can, or other hazardous object in a swimming area or beach at a State museum.C. A person may not deposit in State museum containers garbage, sewage, was
34.04.08.18.htm 34.04.08.18. 18 Damage to Public Property.. A person may not injure, deface, or vandalize any part of a State museum, including any building, sign, equipment, or other public property.
34.04.08.19.htm 34.04.08.19. 19 Trees, Flowers, Plants, Minerals, and Wildlife.. A. Scope. Sections B and C of this regulation do not apply to Department or State employees or contractors in the performance of their duties.B. A person may not remove, damage, or destroy any flower, fern, shrub, or other plant, rock, mineral, or wildlife at a State museum without express permission from the museum director.C. A person may not cut down, remove, damage, or destroy any tree at a State museum without express
34.04.08.20.htm 34.04.08.20. 20 Gambling and Intoxicants.. A. Betting, wagering, gambling, and fortune-telling, as defined by State law, are prohibited at State museums except with express permission from the museum director and subject to all applicable laws.B. Intoxicants.. 1) A person may not buy, trade or exchange, consume, transport, or possess any alcoholic beverages at any State museum, except in designated areas or unless the person first obtains express permission from the museum director
34.04.08.21.htm 34.04.08.21. 21 Traffic and Parking.. A. The museum director shall regulate use of roads at the museum. The roads may be closed to traffic as the museum director determines necessary. Instructions from Department or State employees, contractors or volunteers, by gesture or otherwise, to reduce the speed of a vehicle, bring it to a stop, alter its direction, or remove it from a restricted area shall immediately be obeyed by the operator of the vehicle.B. The interior of every
34.04.08.22.htm 34.04.08.22. 22 Fees and Charges.. A person may not make use of, or gain admittance to, or attempt to make use of, or gain admittance to, any State museum for which there is a charge, unless the person first pays the charge.
34.04.08.23.htm 34.04.08.23. 23 Agricultural Use.. Except under written license or lease from a State museum, cultivation of any crop or grazing of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, or other domestic animals is not allowed at any State museum.
34.04.08.24.htm 34.04.08.24. 24 Pets.. A. Cats, dogs, or pets of any kind, except service animals for the physically impaired, are not allowed in any buildings, on bathing beaches, or on other posted areas of any State museum at any time, except in areas posted as pet areas.B. In general, a cat, dog, or pet of any kind shall be on a leash with a maximum length of 10 feet while on State museum property. A pet that is determined by the museum director to be disruptive, dangerous, or potentially ha
34.04.08.25.htm 34.04.08.25. 25 Relics, Treasures, and Metal Detectors.. A. A person may not dig in search of buried relics or treasure, remove any prehistoric or historic artifacts, or use a metal detector within the boundaries of a State museum unless the person first obtains a permit from the Maryland Historical Trust, and express permission from the museum director.B. The museum director may grant permission under §A of this regulation only to archaeologists and other qualified persons or
34.04.08.26.htm 34.04.08.26. 26 Disorderly Conduct.. A person may not act in a disorderly manner at a State museum by:. A. Making loud and unseemly noises, or profanely cursing, swearing, or using obscene language;. B. Indecently exposing their person, or performing any indecent act;. C. Throwing objects to the annoyance of the public;. D. Willfully interfering with, encumbering, obstructing, or rendering dangerous any public place;. E. Engaging in, instigating, or encouraging a confrontation or fight;.
34.04.08.27.htm 34.04.08.27. 27 Lawful Order of Law Enforcement Officer.. A person shall obey any lawful or reasonable order of a law enforcement officer in connection with the enforcement on museum property of these regulations, or any federal, State, or local law.
34.04.08.28.htm 34.04.08.28. 28 Fireworks.. A person may not possess or use fireworks or other explosive or combustible devices intended for the creation of a display of noise, light, or smoke at any State museum, except as permitted by State law and with express permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.29.htm 34.04.08.29. 29 Use of Trails.. Except in posted areas, an individual may not ride an animal, bicycle, or vehicle at a State museum..
34.04.08.30.htm 34.04.08.30. 30 Equipment Use.. A. Special machinery or equipment, such as chain saws or other motorized equipment, may not be used at a State museum unless the person first obtains express permission from the museum director.B. All machinery or equipment powered by gasoline, diesel, or other combustible substances shall be equipped with a satisfactory spark arrestor so as not to create a fire hazard.
34.04.08.31.htm 34.04.08.31. 31 Permissions Granted.. A. Permissions granted under this chapter may include reasonable conditions the museum director determines are necessary or desirable to promote the proper use of museum property and protection of museum visitors or museum property.B. The museum director may revoke granted permission for violation of any condition, or for the protection of public safety or museum property.
34.04.08.32.htm 34.04.08.32. 32 Remotely Controlled Model Aircraft, Boats, and Vehicles.. A. The operation of remotely controlled or tethered motorized aircraft is not allowed on State museum property.B. Remotely controlled boats or other vehicles may not be operated on museum property except with express permission from the museum director.
34.04.08.9999.htm 34.04.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 2, 2008 (35:11 Md. R. 1042). Chapter recodified from COMAR 14.24.09 to COMAR 34.04.08. Regulation .01 amended effective April 24, 2017 (44:8 Md. R. 408). Regulation .02B amended effective April 24, 2017 (44:8 Md. R. 408).
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