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Wayne A. CawLey, Jr., Secretary of Agriculture
J. Randall Evans, Secretary of Economic &
Employment Development
Richard H. Trainor, Secretary ofTransportation

The Governor's International Cabinet was
formed by the Governor in 1988. The International
Cabinet oversees the international marketing activ-
ities of various State agencies coordinated by the
Maryland International Division of the Department
of Economic and Employment Development.


Major General James F. Traxerd, Adjutant General
Colonel Thomas B. Baker, Assistant Adjutant
General fir Army
Brigadier General Donald B. Barshay, Assistant
Adjutant General for Air

Fifth Regiment Armory
Baltimore, MD 21201 728-3388

The Governor is authorized to appoint at his
pleasure a military staff that may consist of the
Adjutant General and not more than twelve aides
selected from the Commissioned Officers of the
National Guard and Naval Militia (Code 1957, Art.
65, sec. 9).


Winfield M. Kelly, Jr., Secretary of State
Marian L. Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State

State House
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-5521

Budget Code 23.01.06
FY1989 Total Appropriation..............$2,071,655
General Funds.....................................$1,740,405
Special Funds.......................................$ 331,250
FY1989 Total Authorized Positions...............36.6

The office of Secretary of State was created by
Constitutional Amendment in 1837 to replace the
Governor's Council. Appointed by the Governor
and confirmed by the Senate, the Secretary of State
attests to the Governor's signature on all public
papers and documents as may be required (Const.,
Art. II). The office is the repository for all executive
orders and proclamations and is responsible for
their distribution (Code State Government Article,
secs. 3-404, 3-405). The Secretary of State main-
tains records of all commissions issued and appoint-
ments made by the Governor and annually reports

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this information to the General Assembly (Code
State Government Article, sec. 7-105).

The following additional functions have been
assigned the Secretary of State:

Intergovernmental Relations 974-5540

The Secretary of State serves as the Governor's
liaison to local governments. Each of Maryland's
municipalities and counties is visited periodically to
establish working contacts through which local
problems can be recognized and effective solutions

Notaries Public 974-5520

The Secretary administers the State's notary
statutes and issues notary public commissions. Ap-
plications, notary public manuals, and related infor-
mation are available from this office (Code 1957,
Art. 68).

Trademarks / Service Marks 974-5531

If an applicant's mark is registrable, a certificate
of registration is issued by the Secretary of State.
Applications and information concerning registra-
tion are available upon request (Code 1957, Art.
41, secs. 3-101 through 3-114).

Special Police / Railroad Police 974-5521

The Superintendent of the Maryland State Po-
lice recommends to the Governor whether a person
should receive a railroad police appointment or a
special police commission. The Governor may ac-
cept or reject this recommendation. The Secretary
of State assists the Governor in this process (Code
1957, Art. 41, sec. 4-901; Art. 23, sec. 256).

Extraditions 974-5530

Extradition is a process by which one state sur-
renders a person accused or convicted of an offense
to another state having authority to try the charge.
This process is administered by the Secretary of
State on behalf of the Governor.

Charitable Organizations 974-5534

The Secretary of State regulates charitable orga-
nizations that are required to register and file fiscal
reports annually Professional solicitors and fund-
raising counsel are also required to register and file
fiscal reports annually (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs.
3-201 through 3-214). The regulation of raffles of
real property by charitable organizations is also a
function of this office.

Pursuant to Executive Orders of April 13,1984,
and March 26,1985, the Secretary of State admin-
isters the United Charity Campaign of Maryland
State employees and retirees.

Certifications 974-3425

The Secretary of State is authorized to issue
certifications of incumbency, facsimile signature

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