officials and employees with one another, and the
exchange and clearance of research and informa-
The Committee consists of sixteen members,
with eight members of the Senate appointed by
the President and eight members of the House of
Delegates appointed by the Speaker. The Presi-
dent of the Senate and the Speaker of the House
designate the chairperson and vice-chairperson
(Code State Government Article, sees. 2-901
ADVISORY COMMISSION ON
not yet appointed
The Advisory Commission on Federal-State-Lo-
cal Relations meets from time to time to consider
issues of concern to the Joint Committee on Fed-
eral Relations. The Advisory Commission consists
of an equal number of members of the Senate and
House of Delegates appointed, respectively, by the
President and the Speaker (Code State Govern-
ment Article, sees. 2-907 through 2-909).
JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
CARE COST CONTAINMENT
Co-Chairperson: Catherine I. Riley
Co-Chairperson: Thomas A. Rymer
Senate members: Leo E. Green; Paula C.
Hollinger; Thomas Patrick O'Reilly; James C.
House members: Mary A. Conroy; Charles J.
Ryan; Virginia M. Thomas; Larry Young.
Staff contacts: Kari Aro; Isabella Firth
The Joint Committee on Health Care Cost Con-
tainment was created in 1985 (Chapter 109, Acts
of 1985). Prior to the publication of proposed reg-
ulations in the Maryland Register, the Committee
reviews any proposed regulations relating to hos-
pital closures, mergers, and consolidations, as well
as minimum standards for hospital patient utiliza-
tion review programs. The Committee also may
consider and review issues relating to the State
Health Resources Planning Commission, the State
Health Services Cost Review Commission, the
certificate of need process, the State Health Plan,
studies on the availability of health care cost
services, and other issues relating to health care
The Committee is comprised of five senators ap-
pointed by the President of the Senate, and five
delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House
Authorization for the Committee continues un-
til June 1, 1990.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Co-Chairperson: Julian L. Lapides
Co-Chairperson: Joel Chasnoff
Senate members: Michael J. Collins; Howard A.
Denis; Bemie Fowler; Gerald W. Winegrad.
House members: John C. Astle; Peter G. Callas;
Louis L. DePazzo; Donald F. Munson.
Ex officio: Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President
of the Senate; Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., designee of
Speaker of the House of Delegates.
Committee counsel: Carol J. Lawson
The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics was
established in 1972 (Chapter 5, Acts of 1972). The
Committee renders advisory opinions and promul-
gates rules of legislative ethics with respect to
conflicts of interest governing members of the
General Assembly. These rules are effective on a
The Committee consists of twelve members, six
from the Senate and six from the House of Dele-
gates. The President of the Senate and the Speak-
er of the House of Delegates serve ex officio. They
appoint the remaining members and chairpersons.
At least one member of the Senate and one of the
House are chosen from the party of the Minority
Leader (Code State Government Article, sees.
2-701 through 2-707).
JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE
MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS
Senate Chairperson: Leo E. Green
House Chairperson: Gary R. Alexander