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Maryland Manual, 1981-82
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Box 11910, Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Ken-
tucky 40511; Brevard Crihfield, Executive Direc-
The appropriation represents Maryland's pro-
portionate share of the Council's operating
expense. The Council is an umbrella group of
various organizations such as the National Con-
ference of State Legislatures, the National Associ-
ation of Attorneys General, and the National

Conference of Lieutenant Governors, among oth-
ers. The Council, founded in 1933, is a service
organization that publishes a variety of books,
pamphlets, and newsletters, conducts research
ranging from spot inquiries to in-depth analysis
of issues, and arranges meetings and seminars for
the regional branches of its affiliate organizations.
Appropriations: 1980—$44,900; 1981—$44,900.



Fred L. Wineland, Secretary of State

Pat Holtz, Assistant Secretary of State

Thomas A. Cassidy, Executive Assistant

State House, Annapolis 21404 Telephone: 269-3421

The office of Secretary of State was created by a Constitutional Amendment in 1837 to replace the
Governor's Council. Appointed by the Governor to a term to run concurrently with him, the Secretary
attests to the Governor's signature on all public papers and documents as may be required (Art. II).
He is also responsible for the distribution and maintenance of all Executive Orders and for keeping re-
cords of all commissions issued and appointments made by the Governor (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs.
86-88). He is responsible for annually publishing a list for the General Assembly of all appointments

The Secretary of State's office registers trademarks and service marks utilized within the State (Code
1957, Art. 41, secs. 90-103). It also receives referendum petitions and publishes public notices of refer-
enda questions and proposed constitutional amendments to be voted upon at general elections (Code
1957, Art. 33, sec. 23-9). Records of all defaulting corporations that can only be reinstated by procla-
mation of the Governor upon the request of the Department of Assessments and Taxation are filed
with the office, as are Interstate Compacts.

The Office of the Secretary of State prepares and records all requisitions, extraditions, pardons, and
commutations granted by the Governor, and through its Division of State Documents (COMAR and
the Maryland Register) is the depository and publisher of all administrative regulations adopted by any
State officer or department (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs. 9 and 247).

The office registers and regulates charitable organizations that solicit funds in the State (Code 1957,
Art. 41, secs. 103A-103G). Disclosures by businesses having contracts with State or local governments
aggregating $100,000 or more are maintained in the Secretary's office and are open to public inspec-
tion, as are the files of campaign contributions made to candidates in excess of $100 if the party mak-
ing the contribution does business with the State in excess of $10,000. The Secretary of State is also
empowered to place upon the Maryland presidential primary ballot the name of any person whose can-
didacy he believes is generally advocated or recognized in State or national news media (Code 1957,
Art. 33, secs. 12-2).

The Office of the Secretary of State also issues all notary public commissions as well as commissions
issued to Special Police Officers (Code 1957, Art. 68).

Every two years the Secretary issues the Maryland Manual, which is compiled and printed by the
Hall of Records Commission (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs. 104-106).

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