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In round figures, it appropriated $205,000,000 in General Funds,
$148,000,000 in Special Funds, and $95,000,000 in Federal Funds.
Among the controversial measures that failed of enactment were
bills to increase the minimum schedule of salary payments for public
school teachers and to provide a salary increase for State employees.
Bills dealing with the censorship of motion pictures, including authority
to forbid the attendance of minors at designated motion pictures, re-
ceived long consideration but finally failed.
In an unusual legislative development, the Baltimore City Delegation
held a long two-day hearing concerning charges preferred by a
member of the General Assembly against the Police Commissioner of
Baltimore City. Several weeks later, following adjournment of the
General Assembly, these charges against the Police Commissioner
were considered by the Governor.
Early in the 1959 Session, there was considerable sentiment for a
proposed Constitutional amendment to make a change in the present
alternate 30- and 90-day sessions of the Legislature. Perhaps the most
favored substitute plan provided for a 60-day session each year, with
no restriction upon subject matter to be considered at any session.
However, no proposal was approved.
CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES, REGULAR SESSION, 1959
Rules: George W. Della
Agriculture and Natural Resources: Robert P. Dean
Aviation, Roads, and Transportation: Walter B. Dorsey
Banking, Insurance, and Social Security: John-Clarence North
Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries: Louis N. Phipps
Education: Mary L. Nock
Elections: Joseph V. Mach
Entertainment: George B. Rasin, Jr.
Executive Nominations: George B. Rasin, Jr.
Finance: Edward S. Northrop
Intergovernmental Cooperation: William S. James
Joint Committee on Investigation: Philip H. Goodman
Juvenile Problems: Samuel W. Barrick
Judicial Proceedings: Frederick C. Malkus, Jr.
Labor: Joseph A. Bertorelli
Public Buildings: J. Raymond Buffington, Jr.
Public Utilities: Frank E. Shipley
Veterans and Civil Defense: H. Winship Wheatley, Jr.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Rules: Perry 0. Wilkinson
Agricultural and Natural Resources: E, Homer White, Jr.
Alcoholic Beverages: Henry H. Hanna, Jr.
Article 3, Section 24 of the Constitution: Charles W. Coss
Banking, Insurance, and Social Security: Edward J. McNeal
Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries: W. Randolph Harrison
Civilian Defense: Joseph H. McElwee
Claims: James J. Silk
Education: Blair Lee, III
Entertainment: Henry J. Fowler
Intergovernmental Cooperation: Maurice Cardin
Joint Committee on Juvenile Problems: Frances Holub
Judiciary: Ridgely P. Melvin, Jr.
Labor: Cartlon R. Sickles
Motor Vehicles: Edgar P. Silver
Veterans, Militia, and State Police: C. Clifton Virts
Ways and Means: A. Gordon Boone