all local governments and community colleges
(Code State Government Article, sees. 2-1201
Chairperson: George A. Nilson
Appointed by Governor: Naomi C. Booker; L.
Russell Gobbel; Louise Kier; George A. Nilson;
H. Eugene O'Brien; Diane E. Weaver. Appointed
by Senate President: Phyllis B. Brotman; Richard
A. Friedlander. Appointed by House Speaker:
Charles H. Rush; John F. Shettle, Sr. Terms
Staff contact: Nicholas B. Wilson
Department of Fiscal Services
90 State Circle
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 841-3761
TTY for Deaf: 841-3814
The General Assembly Compensation Commis-
sion was created by Constitutional Amendment,
ratified November 3, 1970 (Chapter 576, Acts of
1970). The Commission determines the compensa-
tion and allowances due members of the General
Assembly. The legislature may reduce but not in-
crease the amounts proposed.
The Commission consists of nine members, five
appointed by the Governor, two appointed by the
president of the Senate, and two appointed by the
speaker of the House of Delegates. Members serve
four-year terms. Officers and employees of State
or local governmental units are not eligible for ap-
pointment to the Commission (Const. 1867, Art.
Ill, sec. 15).
Copies of the Commission's most recent reports
are available upon request.
STATE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM
Chairperson: M. Michael Cramer, 1987
K. King Burnett, 1987; M. King Hill, Jr., 1987
200-A Monroe St., Suite 220
Rockville 20850 Telephone: 424-0677
The General Assembly, in 1896, established the
Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity
of Legislation in the United States (Chapter 264,
Acts of 1896). In 1984, the Commissioners were
renamed the State Commission on Uniform State
Laws (Code State Government Article, sees.
9-201 through 9-206).
Every four years, the Governor appoints three
Commissioners who represent Maryland in the
National Conference of Commissioners on Uni-
form State Laws. The Commissioners serve on
committees that draft laws to be submitted to the
legislatures of the several states and recommend
measures to promote uniform legislation.
DEFUNCT LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES
COMMISSION TO REVISE THE
ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND
In 1985, reorganized by the Legislative Policy
Committee into a system of small committees,
including the Article Selection Committee, and
individual Article committees.
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS AND
ROSTER OF MEMBERS—1987
A Constitutional amendment (Chapter 363,
Acts of 1972), ratified by the people on November
7, 1972, divided the State of Maryland into 47 dis-
tricts for the election of the 188 members of the
Senate and the House of Delegates. Each legisla-
tive district elects 1 senator and 3 delegates, for a
total of 47 senators and 141 delegates. Each dis-
trict may he divided into three delegate subdis-
tricts or one multi-member delegate subdistrict.
Each district must consist of adjoining territory,
be compact in form, and of equal population
(Const. 1867, Art. Ill, sees. 1-4). In districts that
contain more than two counties or parts of more
than two counties and where the delegates are
elected at large by the voters of the entire district,
no county or part of a county is allowed to have
more than one resident delegate.
Pursuant to Article III, section 5, of the Consti-
tution, the Governor presented his Legislative Re-
apportionment Plan of 1982 to the General As-
sembly on January 13, 1982, and it became law on
February 26, 1982 (House Joint Resolution 32,
Acts of 1982).
In the description of district boundaries, all ref-
erences to election districts, wards, and precincts
are to the geographical boundaries as they existed
on June 1, 1981. Precinct boundaries are dynamic.
Changes occur to reflect population shifts and to