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Appendix B
Unattended Vehicles Statutes

MARYLAND

Md. Code Ann. Fam. Law § 5-801 (2003)  
Confinement in dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle

  1. In general - A person who is charged with the care of a child under the age of 8 years may not allow the child to be locked or confined in a dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle while the person charged is absent and the dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle is out of sight of the person charged unless the person charges provides a reliable person at least 13 years old to remain with the child to protect the child.
  2. Penalties for Violation- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days,
    or both.