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Maryland Manual, 1945-46
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friendly contact with officials and employees of the other States, of
the Federal government and of local units of government; to endeavor
to advance cooperation between this State and other units of govern-
ment, whenever it deems it advisable to do so, formulating proposals
for, and by facilitating, the adoption of compacts, the enactment of
uniform or reciprocal statutes or administrative rules or regulations,
cooperation of governmental officials and officers with one another
and to take such other steps as it may deem advisable to assist in
bringing the various governments in the United States into closer
contact, and in developing the Council of State Governments for this

The Commission is authorized to establish such delegations and
committees as it deems advisable for the purpose of conferring and
formulating proposals concerning effective means to secure intergov-
ernmental harmony and is requested by the creating Act to report
to the Governor and to the Legislature within fifteen days after the
convening of each regular session and at other times deemed appro-
priate. The terms of the members, with the exception of the Ex-Officio
members, all of whom serve without compensation, is until February
1, 1938, or until their successors are appointed thereafter. The Com-
mission has been organized and is cooperating to such extent as is
possible with the Council of State Governments, and similar Commis-
sions set up by thirty-four (34) other States.

702 Union Trust Building, Baltimore I, Maryland
The members of the Commission are:

Mathew A. Powers, Chief Inspector State Licenses ... Baltimore
A. H. Seidenspinner, term expires 1949 —.. Riverdale
Charles H. Steffey, term expires 1947.. .. Baltimore
William G. Nicholson, Sec-Treas........ Baltimore County
Margaret McGonigall, Secretary-Stenographer Baltimore

Chapter 351, of the Acts of 1939, created the Real Estate Commis-
sion of Maryland and gave the Governor the power to appoint three
persons to constitute the Commission, one of whom and Chairman of
the Commission shall be the Chief Inspector of the State License
Bureau, and two of whom shall have been citizens and residents of this
State for not less than five years and whose vocation for a period of at
least ten years immediately preceding their appointment shall have
been that of a real estate broker or salesman. One shall be a resi-
dent of Baltimore City and one a resident elsewhere in the State of
Maryland; one shall be appointed for a period of two years and one
for a period of four years; and until their successors are appointed
and qualify; thereafter one member shall be appointed every second
year for a term of four years and until their successors are appointed
and qualify. Members to fill vacancies shall be appointed by the
Governor for the unexpired term.

The Real Estate Commission issues all real estate licenses for the
entire State, since the Law is state-wide, and is empowered to conduct
hearings upon complaint of any unethical conduct on the part of any
of those licensed by the Commission. They are also authorized to
refuse or revoke a license for violation of the Real Estate Law.


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