24/Ufaryland Manual General Assembly
Members from the Senate: Rosalie S. Abrams,
John J. Bishop, Jr., Clarence W. Blount, Ed-
ward T. Conroy, J. Joseph Curran, Jr„
Laurence Levitan, Harry J. McGuirk, Freder-
ick C. Malkus, Jr., Edward J. Mason, Charles
H. Smelser, Melvin A. Steinberg, Margaret C.
Members frorn the House of Delegates: Tyras S.
Athey, Raymond E. Beck, Torrey C. Brown,
Walter R. Dean, Jr., John R. Hargreaves,
Helen L. Koss, Daniel J. Minnick, Jr„ Robert
R. Neall, Joseph E. Owens, Donald B. Robert-
son, Frederick C. Rummage, Thomas A.
Michael 1. Volk, Committee Reporter
90 State Circle
P. 0. Box 348
Annapolis 21404 Telephone: 269-2367
The Legislative Policy Committee was
established by Chapter 362, Acts of 1976, to re-
place the Legislative Council created by Chapter
62, Acts of 1939. The Committee consists of
twenty-six members, thirteen from the Senate and
thirteen from the House of Delegates. The Presi-
dent of the Senate, the chairpersons of the Budget
and Taxation, Constitutional and Public Law,
Economic Affairs, Finance, and Judicial
Proceedings committees, the President Pro Tern,
the Majority Floor Leader, and the Minority
Floor Leader are members from the Senate. The
President appoints four additional members to be
representative of the various areas of the State.
The Speaker of the House of Delegates, the
chairpersons of the Appropriations, Constitution-
al and Administrative Law, Economic Matters,
Environmental Matters, Judiciary, and Ways and
Means committees, the Speaker Pro Tern, the
Majority Floor Leader, and the Minority Floor
Leader are members from the House. The Speak-
er appoints three additional members to be repre-
sentative of the various areas of the State. The
President and Speaker serve as co-chairpersons.
The Legislative Policy Committee coordinates
and supervises the work of the standing commit-
tees of the General Assembly during the interim
between sessions as well as during each session.
The Committee studies the rules and procedures
of the Senate and House, appoints special com-
mittees and subcommittees to study any subject
matter,-refers to the committees functioning dur-
ing the interim any recommended subject matter
it receives, may hold hearings on any subject
matter, may subpoena witnesses and records, may
prepare its own. legislative recommendations, and
may endorse a legislative program in the form of
bills, resolutions, or other proposals to be sub-
mitted to the next regular session of the General
The Legislative Policy Committee is required to
compile and make public in a report to the legis-
lature recommendations of the standing, statuto-
ry. and special committees at least 30 days prior
to the next regular session of the legislature
(Code 1957, Art. 40, sees. 27-38).
COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE,
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE RE-
Chairperson: Carter M. Hickman
Vice-Chairperson: Norman R. Stone, Jr.
Members from the Senate: Jerome F. Connell,
Sr„ Thomas V, Mike Miller, Jr„ Charles H.
Smelser, Robert E. Stroble.
Members from the House of Delegates: Catherine
1. Riley, Steven V. Sklar, William R.
McCaffrey, Elizabeth S. Smith.
The Committee on Administrative, Executive
and Legislative Review (AELR Committee) was
originally created as a joint standing committee
known as the Committee on Legislative Review
by Chapter 96, Acts of 1964. It was renamed the
Committee on Administrative, Executive and
Legislative Review by Chapters 400 and 699,
Acts of 1972, and had its membership increased
to five Senators and five members of the House of
Delegates, all of whom are appointed by the
President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House of Delegates at the conclusion of each reg-
ular session. Members serve for one year. The
chairperson and vice-chairperson alternate each
year between the two Houses. Representation of
each political party is approximately in the same
proportion as their membership in each House.
The Committee may inquire into the failure of
an officer or employee of either the Legislative,
Executive, or Judicial branches of the State gov-
ernment to comply with the statutory or constitu-
tional law of the State. However, the Committee
primarily reviews the rules and regulations that
are adopted by any State agency as to intrusion
on the Legislative prerogative and as to the issue
of procedural due process. Further, the Commit-
tee sits as a legislative advisory board for the
Code of Maryland Regulations and COMAR
publications of the Division of State Documents
of the Office of the Secretary of State.