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utilities may not abandon or discontinue the exercise of any fran-
chise without permission of the Commission. The Commission tests
all gas and electric meters before installation; it also tests previ-
ously installed meters at the request of the consumer. It maintains
a laboratory in which it makes daily tests of gas furnished in the
City of Baltimore. It also makes regular and frequent tests of the gas
and electricity furnished in other parts of the State (Code 1951, 1957
supp.. Art. 78, secs. 1-88).

In addition, the Commission has jurisdiction over privately-owned
sewage disposal companies which own or maintain pipes or other
fixtures and facilities for the disposal and disposition of household,
animal, and human waste, refuse, and slops (Code 1951, 1957 supp.,
Art. 78, sec. 2).

The Commission is also authorized to make joint investigations,
hold joint hearings, and issue joint or other concurrent orders in
conjunction with any official board or commission of any state or the
Federal government under agreements and compacts between states,
under the concurrent powers of states to regulate interstate com-
merce as an agency of the Federal government, or otherwise (Code
1951, 1957 supp., Art. 78, sec. 5). The Public Service Commission is
also represented on joint boards created by the Interstate Commerce
Commission under the Federal Motor Carriers Act to hear and pass
upon applications and proceedings pertaining to interstate motor
carrier operation conducted in or through not more than three states.

Appropriations 1957 1958

General Funds $269,774 $295,972
Staff: 39.


Chairman: Charles Rosenbaum, 1963
Morris B. Bassford, 1959; Bernard A. Garrity, 1961
Jack Cohen, Executive Secretary
18 E. Lexington St., Baltimore 2 Telephone: Plaza 2-5732

The State Athletic Commission, established in 1920, consists of
three members appointed by the Governor for six-year terms, one
term expiring every two years. The Commission has supervision
over all boxing and wrestling matches scheduled and held in the
State of Maryland. It enacts and enforces such rules as are neces-
sary to govern these bouts. It licenses all corporations, associations
or persons sponsoring such bouts, and all referees, managers, sec-
onds, and participants. The Commission collects from all sponsors
of boxing and wrestling matches a fee equal to ten percent of the
gross gate receipts and also ten percent of the sale of radio, tele-
vision, or motion picture rights to boxing and wrestling events
(Code 1951, Art. 56, secs. 97-115).

Appropriations 1957 1958

Special Fund $22,200 $21,800
Staff: 4.


Chairman: Charles B. Allen, 1958
Charles Adler, Jr., 1959; Charles A. Masson, 1959;
Charles W. Purcell, 1959; George H. Langenfelder, 1960.
Rudolph A. Drenna, Director of Aeronautics
James H. Norris, Jr., Counsel


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