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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
James A. Kenney III, Chair
Douglas L. Burgess, Esq.; Linda C. Carter, Esq.; Gerald I. Langbaum, Esq.; Edmond B. O'Connell, Esq.; Patrick Roddy, Esq.; Kathryn M. Rowe, Esq.; Jane M. Schroeder, Esq.; J. Steven Wise, Esq.

Staff: Andrew M. Lantner (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Alcoholic Beverages Article Review Committee began its work in July 2008. Revised Article was considered in 2016 legislative session (Chapter 41, Acts of 2016).

ARTICLE 27 REVISION COMMITTEE
Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker:
Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chair
Gary E. Bair, Esq.; Gary S. Bernstein, Esq.; Russell P. Butler, Esq.; Howard S. Chasanow; Mark Colvin, Esq.; Robert L. Dean, Esq.; Ann Marie Doory; Gilbert J. Genn, Esq.; John A. Giannetti, Jr.; Daniel M. Long; Timothy F. Maloney, Esq.; Kenneth H. Masters, Esq.; Charles E. Moylan, Jr.; Irma S. Raker; Norman R. Stone, Jr.; Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.; Byron L. Warnken, Esq.

Staff: Shirleen M. Pilgrim (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In 1992, Legislative Policy Committee established Article 27 Revision Committee to review laws relating to crimes and punishments. Revision Committee recommended, and General Assembly has passed, substantive revisions of laws on arson and burglary, assault, disorderly conduct, escape from detention, explosives, trespass, and victims' rights.

Committee discontinued in June 2008.

CODE REVISION COMMITTEE
Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker:
Alan M. Wilner, Chair (410) 887-2678
Avery Aisenstark; Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq.; Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq.; Shale D. Stiller; Robert A. Zarnoch.

Staff: Susan H. Russell (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

From 1970 until 1985, recodification of Annotated Code of Maryland was carried out under supervision of Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland. In 1985, Legislative Policy Committee began to oversee Code revision under a reorganized structure of small committees with continuing review by General Assembly. To streamline code revision, Senate President and House Speaker in 1986 formed Code Revision Committee as a "steering committee." Reformed as Article Selection Committee by 1987, it was renamed Code Revision Committee in 1990.

Code Revision Committee reviewed and suggested updates to Annotated Code of Maryland. Appointed by Legislative Policy Committee, Code Revision Committee provided advice on which Articles of Code required revision. Committee also recommended persons to serve on Article revision committees.

Recodification process concluded with enactment into law of Alcoholic Beverages Article in 2016. Over the course of process, General Assembly enacted into law the following thirty-six revised articles:

CRIMINAL LAW ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Alan M. Wilner, Chair (410) 887-2678
Jose F. Anderson; Julia D. Bernhardt, Esq.; Lowell R. Bowen, Esq.; Thomas K. Clancy, Esq.; Timothy J. Doory; Cathy Brice Hirsch, Esq.; Deborah E. Jennings, Esq.; Michael D. Mason; Thelma J. Triplin, Esq.

Started in 1998, Criminal Law Article Review Committee revised substantive provisions of Article 27, addressing crimes and related penalties. Revisions were completed for 2002 legislative session and adopted (Chapter 26, Acts of 2002).

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ARTICLE ADDITIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Alan M. Wilner, Chair
Nancy S. Forster, Esq.; Antonio Gioia, Esq.; Robert N. McDonald, Esq.; Robert A. Rohrbaugh, Esq.; Rodney C. Warren, Esq.; Frank R. Weathersbee, Esq.

Staff: Andrew M. Lantner (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In 2007, Criminal Procedure Article Additions Review Committee was formed. Committee revised and recodified certain provisions relating to Offices of Public Defender, State's Attorneys, and State Prosecutor. Provisions were considered during 2008 legislative session (Chapters 13 & 15, Acts of 2008).

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Paul E. Alpert, Chair
Ann N. Bosse; Russell P. Butler; Arthur A. Delano, Jr.; Eric M. Johnson; Bruce P. Martin; Sharon A. H. May; Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq.; Alan Poulson; Judith S. Sachwald; Denise O. Shaffer; Dennis M. Sweeney.

Criminal Procedures Article Review Committee was created in 1998 to review procedures now outlined in Article 27 that apply in criminal cases. These procedures cover arrests, trials, sentencing, criminal records, and forfeitures. Sections relating to the treatment of victims and witnesses also were reviewed.

With adoption of Criminal Procedure Article of Annotated Code of Maryland, Committee concluded its work in 2001 (Chapter 10, Acts of 2001).

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Susanne Brogan, Esq., Chair
Avery Aisenstark, Esq.; David S. Iannucci, Esq.; Elizabeth A. McKennon, Esq.; Norman E. Parker, Jr., Esq.; William R. Varga, Esq.

Staff: Robert K. Smith (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Initiated in 2003, Economic Development Article Review Committee revised laws relating to economic development, including those concerned with Department of Business and Economic Development. Economic Development Article was introduced and passed in 2008 legislative session.

ELECTION LAW ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Anne S. Perkins, Esq., Chair
George Beall, Esq.; Judson P. Garrett, Jr., Esq.; Donald B. Robertson, Esq.; Robert A. Zarnoch, Esq.

The Election Law Article Review Committee began in 1998. Its revisions to the Elections Article (Art. 33) were adopted during the 2002 legislative session (Chapter 291, Acts of 2002).

GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair
Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq.; Eric Lieberman, Esq.; Ann MacNeille, Esq.; Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq.; William G. Somerville, Esq.; Shale D. Stiller, Esq.

Staff: Erin R. Hopwood (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Created in 2012, General Provisions Article Review Committee covered former Article 1, Open Meetings Law, Public Information Act, and other miscellaneous provisions of law. New General Provisions Article was adopted during 2014 legislative session (Chapter 94, Acts of 2014).

HOUSING ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq., Chair
Judith A. Armold, Esq.; Paul Casey; James A. Kenney III; Evelyn Pasquier; Thomas P. Perkins III; Patricia R. Sylvester.

Staff: Andrew M. Lantner (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In Oct. 2002, Housing Article Review Committee began its work. Division I of Housing and Community Development Article was introduced and passed in 2005 legislative session (Chapter 26, Acts of 2005). Division II of that article was passed in 2006 session (Chapter 63, Acts of 2006).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION LAW ARTICLE (Art. 49B) REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq., Chair
Kathleen M. Cahill, Esq.; Donald C. Fry, Esq.; Glendora C. Hughes, Esq.; Hannah E. M. Lieberman, Esq.; Catherine M. Shultz, Esq.; Stephen M. Silvestri, Esq.

Staff: Susan H. Russell (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In May 2008, Human Relations Commission Law Article Review Committee began its work of revising those laws pertaining to Human Relations Commission. During 2009 legislative session, revisions were introduced and passed. These included repeal of Article 49B and addition of a new Title 20 (Human Relations) to State Government Article (Chapter 120, Acts of 2009).

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq., Chair
Kathleen M. Boucher, Esq.; Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman; Hannah E. M. Lieberman, Esq.; Mary Pizzo, Esq.; Catherine M. Shultz, Esq.

Staff: Susan H. Russell (410) 946-5510, (301) 970-5510

Human Services Article Review Committee was formed in 2003. Committee revised laws relating to Department of Aging; Department of Human Resources; Department of Juvenile Services; social services and local departments of social services; public assistance; community services; individuals with disabilities; Office of Children, Youth, and Families; and Maryland Legal Services Corporation. Committee presented Human Services Article during 2007 legislative session, and it was enacted in 2007 (Chapter 3, Acts of 2007).

LAND USE ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., Chair
Stanley D. Abrams, Esq.; John J. Delaney, Esq.; David H. Fishman, Esq.; Lisa Jackson, Esq.; George A. Nilson, Esq.; Joseph A. Stevens, Esq.; Lawrence N. Taub, Esq.; William C. Wantz, Esq.; Shelley S. Wasserman, Esq.; Peter Max Zimmerman, Esq.

Staff: Robert K. Smith (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Formed in 2009, work of Land Use Article Review Committee was introduced in 2012 legislative session, and enacted as Chapter 426, Acts of 2012.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
William R. Varga, Esq., Chair
David S. Bliden, Esq.; Sondra Harans Block, Esq.; Michael Faden, Esq.; Patricia A. Logan, Esq.; John S. Mathias, Esq.; Thomas J. Peddicord, Esq.; Frederick C. Sussman, Esq.; Thomas N. Yeager, Esq.

Staff: Kelly G. Dincau (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Formed in 2006, Local Government Article Review Committee addressed laws relating to local government. Local Government Article was enacted in 2013 (Chapter 119, Acts of 2013).

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Raymond G. Thieme, Jr., Chair
Mary Ellen Barbera; Jana C. Burch, Esq.; Stuart M. Nathan, Esq.; Evelyn W. Pasquier, Esq.; Roger D. Redden, Esq.; Robert J. Steinberg.

Formed in 1999, Public Safety Article Review Committee revised laws governing Department of State Police; State Fire Marshal and State Fire Prevention Commission; building codes; emergency management; explosives; firearms and fire safety; and militia. Revisions to current laws were introduced in 2003 legislative session and adopted by General Assembly (Chapter 5, Acts of 2003).

WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY COMMISSION LAW (Art. 29) REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Robert A. Zarnoch, Chair
Benjamin Bialek, Esq.; Robert H. Drummer, Esq.; Nathan J. Greenbaum, Esq.; Joel A. Kramer, Esq.; Leonard L. Lucci, Esq.

Staff: Georgeanne A. Carter (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In 2008, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Law Review Committee began reviewing laws relating to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Revisions were passed during 2010 legislative session and merged Article 29 with Public Utilities Companies Article to form Public Utilities Article.

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