SECRETARY OF STATE

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ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
Reorganized as Support Services Division in April 2011.

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS DIVISION
Reorganized as Charities and Legal Services Division on July 1, 2000.

COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Renamed Intergovernmental and International Relations in July 2000.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Renamed Policy and External Affairs in 2013.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DIVISION
Renamed International and Intergovernmental Relations Division in Oct. 2003.

INTERNATIONAL & INTERGOVERNMENTAL DIVISION
Renamed International Division in 2004.

LEGAL SERVICES & REGISTRATIONS
Functions transferred to Charities and Legal Services Division on July 1, 2000.

MARYLAND CONTRACT WEEKLY
Maryland Contract Weekly began in 1992 as Maryland Register Contract Weekly and was given its present name in 1994.

Maryland Contract Weekly published notices of bids requested and awards announced on all State contracts valued above $25,000. Since 1993, county and municipal bid and award notices could be published in Weekly (Chapter 509, Acts of 1993). In 1999, Maryland Contract Weekly was made accessible through the Internet as Maryland Contract Weekly Online.

Publication of the Weekly ceased on July 1, 2006, when all requests for proposals and invitations for bids were required to be posted on eMaryland Marketplace (Chapter 515, Acts of 2004).

ONLINE SERVICES
Online Services began in 1984 to oversee Maryland Information Retrieval System. When that system was superceded by online versions of Division publications in 2000, certain functions of Online Services transferred to Information Technology.

PERPETUAL CARE
Functions related to Perpetual Care transferred to Office of Cemetery Oversight within Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation on Oct. 1, 1997 (Chapter 675, Acts of 1997).

POLICY & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Formerly overseen by Deputy Secretary of State, phased out in Jan. 2015.

SUPPORT SERVICE DIVISION
Reorganized as Administration and Support Services Division in 2013.

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