Senate members: Clarence W. Blount; Thomas L.
Bromwell; Laurence Levitan.
House members: Richard N. Dixon; Nancy K.
Kopp; Eileen M. Rehrmann.
The Joint Committee on the Management of
Public Funds was created in 1973 (Chapter 635,
Acts of 1973). The Committee reviews policies
and procedures of the State Treasurer regarding
the investment and management of State funds in
the Treasury, State funds not in the Treasury (ex-
cluding retirement system funds), and public
funds by local government. It reports annually to
the General Assembly.
The Committee consists of eight members, four
from the Senate and four from the House of Dele-
gates, appointed by the President and the Speaker.
The chairperson and vice-chairperson are desig-
nated by the President and Speaker jointly and
serve at their pleasure (Code State Government
Article, sees. 2-801 through 2-806).
Senate Chairperson: Laurence Levitan
House Chairperson: R. Charles Avara
Senate members: Raymond E. Beck; Clarence W.
Blount; Leo E. Green; Catherine I. Riley.
House members: John S. Arnick; Tyras S. Athey;
John W. Douglass; Daniel M. Long; Charles J.
Ryan; Ellen R. Sauerbrey.
Ex officio; Francis X. Kelly, assignee of President
of the Senate; R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr., Speaker
of the House of Delegates.
Staff contact: Frederick Puddester
Established in 1982, the Spending Affordability
Committee studies and reviews the status and pro-
jections of State revenues and expenditures and
the status and projections of the Maryland econo-
my (Chapter 585, Acts of 1982). The Committee's
purpose is to limit the rate of growth of State
spending to a level that does not exceed the rate
of growth of the State's economy.
By November 1 of each year, the Spending Af-
fordability Committee submits a report to the
Legislative Policy Committee and the Governor
with recommendations for the fiscal goals of the
budget to be considered at the next General As-
sembly session. The report includes recommended
levels of State spending, new debt authorization,
and State personnel, and provides recommenda-
tions for the use of any anticipated surplus, as
well as other findings or recommendations.
The Committee consists of the president of the
Senate and the speaker of the House of Delegates,
the chairpersons of the Senate Budget and Taxa-
tion Committee and the House Appropriations
Committee, the majority and minority leaders of
the Senate and House or their designees, and an
equal number of other senators and delegates as
the president and speaker may designate (Code
State Government Article, sees. 2-1001 through
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEES
AND TASK FORCES
The Legislative Policy Committee periodically
establishes special joint committees and task
forces for particular purposes. These special com-
mittees and task forces function during the inter-
im between sessions of the General Assembly.
Each is reviewed annually at the end of the legis-
lative session by the Legislative Policy Committee,
which decides whether the committee or task
force shall continue its work or cease to function.
Staff for special joint committees and task forces
is provided by the Department of Fiscal Services
and the Department of Legislative Reference. A
committees membership list is published each
summer and is available on request.
Staff Contact: Michael I. Vblk
Department of Legislative Reference
90 State Circle
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 841-3849
1985 Interim Special Joint Committees and Task
Forces: Maryland Legislative Information System
(MLIS) Steering Committee; Special Joint
Committee on Pensions; Special Joint Committee
on Ports; Special Joint Committee to Review the
Impact of the Federal Budget and Tax Decisions;
Southern Maryland Agriculture Commission;
Task Force to Study Tax Incentives for Woodland
1986 Interim Special Joint Committees and Task
Forces: Joint Task Force on Catastrophic
Liability Insurance Fund and Maryland Insurance
Exchange; Special Joint Oversight Committee on