SEC. 6.'54 It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court of
Appeals and the Clerks of any intermediate Courts of Appeal,
respectively, whenever a case shall be brought into said Courts, in
which the State is a party or has interest, immediately to notify
the Attorney-General thereof.
The State's Attorneys.
SEC. 7.'" There shall be an Attorney for the State in each
county and the City of Baltimore, to be styled "The State's
Attorney", who shall be elected by the voters thereof, respective-
ly, and shall hold his office for four years from the first Monday
in January next ensuing his election, and until his successor shall
be elected and qualified; and shall be re-eligible thereto, and be
subject to removal therefrom, for incompetency, willful neglect of
duty, or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a Court of Law,
or by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate, on the recommendation
of the Attorney-General.
SEC. 8. All elections for the State's Attorney shall be certified
to, and Returns made thereof, by the Clerks of the said Counties
and City, to the Judges thereof, having criminal jurisdiction,
respectively, whose duty it shall be to decide upon the elections
and qualifications of the Persons returned; and. in case of a tie
between two or more persons, to designate which of said persons
shall qualify as State's Attorney, and to administer the oaths of
office to the Person elected.
SEC. 9.'5(' The State's Attorney shall perform such duties and
receive such salary as shall be prescribed by the General
Assembly. If any State's Attorney shall receive any other fee or
reward than such as is or may be allowed by law, he shall, on
conviction thereof, be removed from office; provided, that the
State's Attorney for Baltimore City shall have the power to
appoint a Deputy and such other assistants as the Supreme Bench
of Baltimore City may authorize or approve and until otherwise
provided by the General Assembly, the said State's Attorney,
Deputy and Assistants shall receive the following annual salaries:
State's Attorney, seven thousand five hundred dollars; Deputy
State's Attorney, five thousand dollars; Assistant State's Attor-
neys, four thousand dollars each; said salaries, or such salaries as
the General Assembly may subsequently provide and such
expenses for conducting the office of the State's Attorney as the
Supreme Bench of Baltimore City may authorize or approve shall
be paid by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to the extent
that the total of them exceeds the fees of his office, or as the
General Assembly shall otherwise provide, and the Mayor and
City Council of Baltimore shall not be liable for appearance fees
to the State's Attorney.
SEC. 10. No person shall be eligible to the office of State's
Attorney, who has not been admitted to practice Law in this
State, and who has not resided, for at least two years, in the
county, or city, in which he may be elected.
SEC. II.'57 In case of a vacancy in the office of State's
Attorney, or of his removal from the county or city in which he
shall have been elected, or on his conviction as herein specified,
the Judge or Judges resident in the county or, if there be no
resident Judge, the Judge or Judges having jurisdiction in the
Circuit Court of the county in which the vacancy occurs, or by
'"Amended by Chapter 10, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8, 1966;
Chapter 681, Acts of 1977. ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956;
Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 185, Acts of 1900, ratified Nov. 5, 1901;
Chapter 624, Acts of 1912, ratified Nov. 4, 1913; Chapter 177, Acts
of 1924, ratified Nov. 4, 1924; Chapter 490, Acts of 1943, ratified
Nov. 7, 1944; Chapter 545, Acts of 1976, ratified Nov. 2, 1976.
'"Amended by Chapter 522, Acts of 1957, ratified Nov. 4, 1958;
Chapter 14, Acts of 1959, ratified Nov. S, 1960; Chapter 681, Acts of
1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City for a vacancy occurring in
Baltimore City, shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the
residue of the term.
SEC. 12.'" The State's Attorney in each County, and the City
of Baltimore, shall have authority to collect, and give receipt, in
the name of the State, for such sums of money as may be collected
by him, and forthwith make return of and pay over the same to
the proper accounting officer. And the State's Attorney of each
county, and the City of Baltimore, before he shall enter on the
discharge of his duties, and from time to time thereafter, shall
give such corporate surety bond as may hereafter be prescribed by
Act of the General Assembly.
SECTION I.'5'' There shall be a Treasury Department, consist-
ing of a Comptroller chosen by the qualified electors of the State,
who shall receive such salary as may be fixed by law; and a
Treasurer, to be appointed on joint ballot by the two Houses of
the Legislature at each regular session in which begins the term of
the Governor, who shall receive such salary as may be fixed by
law. The terms of office of the Comptroller and Treasurer shall be
for four years, and until their successors shall qualify; and neither
of the officers shall be allowed, or receive any fees, commissions
or perquisites of any kind in addition to his salary for the
performance of any duty or services whatsoever. In case of a
vacancy in the office of the Comptroller by death or otherwise,
the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
shall fill such vacancy by appointment, to continue until another
election and until the qualification of the successor. In case of a
vacancy in the office of the Treasurer by death or otherwise, the
Deputy Treasurer shall act as Treasurer until the next regular or
extraordinary session of the Legislature following the creation of
the vacancy, whereupon the Legislature shall choose a successor
to serve for the duration of the unexpired term of office. The
Comptroller and the Treasurer shall keep their offices at the seat
of government, and shall take such oaths and enter into such
bonds for the faithful discharge of their duties as are now or may
hereafter be prescribed by law.
SEC. 2.160 The Comptroller shall have the general superinten-
dence of the fiscal affairs of the State; he shall digest and prepare
plans for the improvement and management of the revenue, and
for the support of the public credit; prepare and report estimates
of the revenue and expenditures of the State; superintend and
enforce the prompt collection of all taxes and revenues; adjust
and settle, on terms prescribed by law, with delinquent collectors
and receivers of taxes and State revenue; preserve all public
accounts; and decide on the forms of keeping and stating
accounts. He, or such of his deputies as may be authorized to do
so by the Legislature, shall grant, under regulations prescribed by
Law, all warrants for money to be paid out of the Treasury, in
pursuance of appropriations by law, and countersign all checks
drawn by the Treasurer upon any bank or banks in which the
moneys of the State, may, from time to time, be deposited. He
shall prescribe the formalities of the transfer of stock, or other
evidence of the State debt, and countersign the same, without
which such evidence shall not be valid; he shall make to the
General Assembly full reports of all his proceedings, and of the
state of the Treasury Department within ten days after the
commencement of each session; and perform such other duties as
shall be prescribed by law.
'"Amended by Chapter 529, Acts of 1945, ratified Nov. 5, 1946.
'"Amended by Chapter 141, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922;
Chapter 428, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8, 1966; Chapter 640, Acts
of 1976, ratified Nov. 2, 1976; Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified
Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 632, Acts of 1973, ratified Nov. 5, 1974.