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Maryland Manual, 1971-72
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tions for licenses and makes rules and regulations for the qualifica-
tions of applicants. The Board may designate officers of County
Humane Societies, Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
and Licensed Veterinarians to act as its agent and to make routine
inspections. Such agents serve without pay.
The Board is empowered to license all horse riding stables where
one or more horses or ponies are let for hire to be ridden or driven,
either with or without the furnishing of riding or driving instructions,
and Sales Barns, including all establishments where horses are sold,
including Auction Barns (Code 1957, 1968 Repl. Vol., 1970 Supp., Art.
56, sees. 128-130D).
Appropriations 1971 1972
Special Funds $1,500 $1,500
Staff: 1.
Thomas J. Hatem, Insurance Commissioner
Edward J. Birrane, Jr., Deputy Commissioner
Sidney A. Green, Assistant Commissioner, Life and Health
Ernest J, Meredith, Assistant Commissioner, Property
Murray K. Josephson, Special Assistant Attorney Genera]
Yauncey H. Homer, Chief Examiner
Fillmore E. Dryden, Jr., Chief, Agents' Licensing and Education
Harry H. Griffith, Controller
Ernest A. Goodman, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
John D, Hunter, Chief Enforcement Officer
One South Calvert Street, Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 383-6686
The State Insurance Division was first created by Chapter 388,
Acts of 1872, as a part of the office of the Comptroller of the Treas-
ury. The Division became an independent agency by Chapter 106,
Acts of 1878. It is under the direction of the Insurance Commissioner,
who is appointed by the Secretary of Licensing and Regulation with
the approval of the Governor and serves at his pleasure (Code 1957,
1968 Repl. Vol., Art. 48A, sec. 15).
The Commissioner sees that all the laws of the State governing
insurance companies or relating to the business of insurance are
faithfully executed.
The Commissioner authorizes and licenses insurance companies,
agents, and brokers to do business in the State. The Division examines
all applicants for licenses as agents, brokers, approved attorneys and
advisors for fire, casualty, life, accident, health, title, and other in-
surance, and annuities, fixed and variable as well. It conducts periodic
examinations of all companies organized under the laws of Maryland
and from time to time participates in the examination of nonresident
companies doing business in the State. The Commissioner approves all
policies for life, accident, health, fire, casualty, title and other insur-
ance offered for sale in the State by authorized companies; authorizes
rating bureaus and advisory organizations; and approves or disap-
proves the rates for most kinds and lines of insurance other than life,
accident and health insurance, filed by rating bureaus on behalf of
their members and subscribers, 'or by individual insurers.
The Insurance Commissioner also prepares and delivers an annual
report to the Secretary of Licensing and Regulation for review and

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