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Maryland Manual, 1934
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SECTION 1. There shall be a Treasury Department, con-
sisting of a Comptroller, chosen by the qualified electors of
the State, at each general election at which the Governor is
chosen, who shall receive such salary as may be fixed by law;
and a Treasurer, to be appointed by the two Houses of the
Legislature, at each regular session thereof, in which begins
the term of Governor, on joint ballot, who shall receive an
annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and the
terms of office of the said Comptroller and Treasurer shall
be for four years, and until their successors shall qualify;
and neither of the said officers shall be allowed, or receive
any fees, commissions or perquisites of any kind in addition
to his salary for the performance of any duty or services
whatsoever. In case of a vacancy in either of the offices by
death or otherwise, the Governor, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, shall fill such vacancy by appoint-
ment, to continue until another election or a choice by the
Legislature, as the case may be, and until the qualification
of the successor. The Comptroller and the Treasurer shall
keep their offices at the seat of government, and shall take
such oath, and enter into such bonds for the faithful dis-
charge of their duties as are now, or may hereafter be pre-
scribed by Iaw.
SEC. 2. The Comptroller shall have the general superin-
tendence of the fiscal affairs of the State; he shall digest and
prepare plans for the improvement and management of the
revenue, and for the support of the public credit; prepare
and report estimates of the revenue and expenditures of the
State; superintend and enforce the prompt collection of all
taxes and revenue; adjust and settle, on terms prescribed by
law, with delinquent collectors and receivers of taxes and
State revenue; preserve all public accounts; and decide on
the forms of keeping and stating accounts. He, or such of
his deputies as may be authorized to do so by the Legisla-
ture, shall grant, under regulations prescribed by Law, all
warrants for money to be paid out of the Treasury, in pur-
suance of appropriations by law, and countersign all checks
drawn by the Treasurer upon any bank or banks in which
the moneys of the State, may, from time to time, be de-
posited. He shall prescribe the formalities of the transfer
of stock, or other evidence of the State debt, and counter-
sign the same, without which such evidence shall not be valid;
he shall make to the General Assembly full reports of all his

* Thus amended by the Act of 1922, Chapter 141, and adopted by the people
November. 1922.


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