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ment of Legislative Reference at least two copies
of each of its reports, which are used for ex-
change and reference purposes. The Department
keeps a complete index and a complete file on all
bills introduced in the General Assembly from
1918 to the present. It also keeps copies of the
codes and laws of other states, and it maintains a
library of books, pamphlets, reports, periodicals,
and clippings on matters of current public and
political interest (Code 1957, Art. 40, secs.
48-53). The Department operates through the Of-
fice of the Director and four divisions, entitled
Code Revision, Computer, Legislative, and Re-

By Chapter 182, Acts of 1972, the Division of
Statutory Revision was created within the De-
partment of Legislative Reference. The Division is
headed and administered by a Revisor of Stat-
utes, appointed jointly by the President of the
Senate and Speaker of the House of Delegates
(Code 1957, Art. 40, secs. 53A-53D).

F. Carvel Payne, Director
Library Division

90 State Circle
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 841-3810

Hours: Mon. through Pri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 P.M.

The Library Division provides reference and re-
search services to the General Assembly and its
staff. State agencies, and the public. The collec-
tion of reference materials does not circulate ex-
cept to members of the General Assembly, their
staff, and State agency personnel.

The collection of 38,000 volumes consists of
Maryland Laws and related legal materials, laws
and publications of the other states, federal docu-
ments, and general reference materials. Bill status
and other legislative information is provided by
the library and its Information Desk. The De-
partment through the Library serves as an official
depository for the publications of Maryland State
agencies and for all the local codes published by
county and municipal governments (Code 1957,
Art. 40, sec. 53; Art. 25, sec. 32A; Art. 25A, sec.
7; Art. 25B, sec. 7, 12).


Chairperson: William S. James, State Treasurer

Legislature/3 7

Vice-Chairpersons: James dark, Jr., President of
the Senate;
Benjamin L. Cardin, Speaker of the
House of Delegates

Avery Aisenstark, Dorothy A. Beatty, Robert M.
Bell, Bruce C. Bereano, Walter E. Black, Jr.,
Lowell R. Bowen, K. King Burnett, David L.
Cahoon, Ward B. Coe, Jr., M. Michael
Cramer, P. McEvoy Cromwell, Edward S.
Digges, Jr., M. Albert Figinski, Judson P.
Garrett, Jr., Larry S. Gibson, Terry F. Hall,
John B. Howard, H. Thomas Howell, Henry F.
Leonnig, George W. Liebmann, Elise Mason,
Franklin Olmsted, Thomas J. Peddicord, Jr.,
Leslie' J. Polt, Walter A. Rafaiko, Zeiig
Robinson, Emily M. Rody, John Paul Rogers,
Alice A. Soled, William C. Trimble, Jr., James
J. Winn, Jr., Thomas G. Young III.

Geoffrey D. Cant, Director and Revisor of Statutes

90 State Circle
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 841-3771

The Governor appointed this special Commis-
sion in 1970 to undertake the first reorganization
and recodification of the Annotated Code of
in more than 100 years. The Commis-
sion studies and revises the Public General Laws
of Maryland in order to improve the organiza-
tion, accessibility, utility, and clarity of laws, and
to eliminate unconstitutional, obsolete, and incon-
sistent or conflicting statutes. The Commission
periodically submits proposals and recommenda-
tions to the General Assembly. As of 1981, the
General Assembly had enacted the following re-
vised articles proposed by the Commission: Agri-
culture, Commercial Law, Corporations and As-
sociations, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, Edu-
cation, Estates and Trusts, Financial Institutions,
Health Organizations, Natural Resources, Real
Property, and Transportation.

Staff services and support for the Commission
are provided by the Division of Statutory Revi-
sion within the State Department of Legislative
Reference (Code 1957, Art. 40, secs. 53A-53D).


William S. Ratchford II, Director

Donald B. Weatherspoon, Director, Division of
Budget Review

R. Lee Benson, Director. Division of Fiscal Re-


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