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Maryland Manual, 1929
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Governor appoints one Commissioner. The first appointment is for
a term from January 1, 1923, to the first Monday in May, 1924. There-
after a successor is appointed for a term of two years from the first
Monday in May. (Ch. 29, 1922.)

The Commissioner is authorized and empowered to appoint and em-
ploy such deputies, inspectors, assistants and employees as may be neces-
sary for the performances of the duties imposed upon it, provided such
appointments and employments and compensation to be allowed shall be
subject to the approval of the Governor.

It shall be the duty of said Commission (1st) to collect statistics
concerning and examine into the condition of labor in the State, with
especial reference to wages, and the causes of strikes and disagreements
between employees and employers.

(2) To collect information in regard to the agricultural conditions
and products of the State, the acreage under cultivation and planted
in the various crops, the character and price of land, the live stock,
etc., and all other matters pertaining to agricultural pursuits, which
may be of general interest and calculated to attract immigration to the

(3) To collect information in regard to the mineral products of the
State, the output of mines, quarries and so forth, and the manufactur-
ing industries.

(4) To collect information in regard to railroads and other trans-
portation companies, shipping and commerce.

(5) To keep a bureau of general information and to this end all
offices and institutions of the State, including offices of the General
Assembly, are directed to transmit to the Commissioner of Labor and
Statistics, all reports as soon as possible.

(6) To classify and arrange the information and data so obtained,
and as soon as practicable after entering upon the duties of its office,
publish the same in substantial book form and annually thereafter re-
vise and republish same.

It shall be the duty of the Commissioner to organize, establish and
conduct free employment agencies in such parts of the State as the said
Commissioner may deem advisable for the free use of citizens of the
State for the purpose of securing employment for the unemployed and
for the purpose of securing help or labor for persons applying for such.

To arbitrate all disputes between employer and employee. To en-
force the hours of labor for females; to enforce the Factory Inspection
and Child Labor Laws; the Steam Boiler Inspection and the State Mine
Inspection Laws.

The Child Labor Law applies to all children between the ages of
fourteen and sixteen years, who must pass an educational test and also
a physical examination made by the physicians connected with the
Bureau, before receiving employment certificates.

This Board for 1924-31 consists of:

Dr. J. Knox Insley, Commissioner of Labor and Statistics. 16 W.

Saratoga Street, Baltimore.

Robert H. Carr, Chairman of the State Industrial Accident Com-
Thomas H. Robinson, Attorney-General, Title Building, Baltimore.


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