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Budget and Taxation Committee and House Ap-
propriations Committee; the majority and minority
leaders of the Senate and House or their designees;
and an equal number of other senators and dele-
gates as designated by the President and Speaker
(Code State Government Article, secs. 2-1001
through 2-1010).

TORT AND INSURANCE REFORM
OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Senate Chairperson: Walter M. Baker
House Chairperson: John S. Arnick

Senate members: John C. Coolahan; George W
Della, Jr.; John W. Derr; Edward J. Kasemeyer;
Frederick C. Malkus, Jr.; Thomas Patrick O'Reilly;
Norman R. Stone, Jr.; Gerald W Winegrad.

House members: J. Ernest Bell II; William A. Clark;
Brian E. Frosh; William S. Home; Donald E
Munson; Ethel A. Murray; D. Bruce Poole; John F.
Slade III.

Staff: Susan H. Russell 841-3870

Created in 1987, the Tort and Insurance Reform
Oversight Committee examines and evaluates the
structure of medical liability insurance in Maryland
and the effects of reform legislation on that struc-
ture (Chapter 596, Acts of 1987). The Insurance
Commissioner must keep the Committee fully in-
formed on the condition of medical liability insur-
ance in Maryland and submit an annual report to
the Committee by October 1 each year. The Com-
mittee in turn reports annually to the Governor and
Legislative Policy Committee by December 31.

The Committee consists of eighteen members.
The Senate President appoints three members each
from the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Finance
Committee, and Economic and Environmental Af-
fairs Committee. The House Speaker appoints three
members each from the Judiciary Committee, Eco-
nomic Matters Committee, and Environmental
Matters Committee.

SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON
VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION
PROGRAM (VEIP)

Senate members: Howard Denis; Thomas Patrick
O'Reilly; Norman R. Stone, Jr.

House members: William A. Clark; William R.
McCaffrey; Nancy L. Murphy

Staff: J. Patrick Ford 841-3870

The Special Joint Committee on the Vehicle
Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) was created
in 1979 when the Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspec-

tion Program was established within the Motor
Vehicle Administration (Chapter 421, Acts of
1979). The Committee, however, was not active
until it was reconstituted in 1988 when the Pro-
gram was continued (Chapter 108, Acts of 1988).
The Committee consults regularly with the Secre-
tary of the Environment and the Secretary ofTrans-
portation on the administration of the Motor
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program and on any
contract the Motor Vehicle Administration and the
Secretary of the Environment enter into for admin-
istering the Program.

The Committee is composed of three senators
appointed by the Senate President and three dele-
gates appointed by the House Speaker (Code
Transportation Article, sec. 23-203(c)).

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
BENEFIT AND INSURANCE
OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Senate Chairperson: Thomas L. Bromwell
House Chairperson: Elijah E. Cummings

Senate members: James C. Simpson
House members: Ethel A. Murray

Public members: Christopher B. Costello; Edward
R. LaMon; Charles H. Rush; Harvey A. Epstein;
Joel D. Rozner; W Bradley Wallace; JoAnne Porter.

Ex officio: G. Joseph Sills, Steven Rosenbaum,
members, Workers' Compensation Commission.

Staff: Stephen M. Ports 841-3710

The Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insur-
ance Oversight Committee was created in 1987
(Chapter 590, Acts of 1987). The Committee eval-
uates and examines the condition of the structure
for workers' compensation and benefits in Mary-
land. The Committee also monitors the effects on
that structure of the changes enacted by Chapters
590 and 591, Acts of 1987. To enable the Commit-
tee to carry out its function, the State Insurance
Commissioner and the Workers' Compensation
Commission submit an annual report to the Com-
mittee, cooperate with, and keep the Oversight
Committee fully informed as to the condition of
workers' compensation benefits and insurance in
Maryland. Annually, the Committee reports by De-
cember 31 to the Governor and the Legislative
Policy Committee. By January 1, 1991, the Com-
mittee must submit a feasibility study prepared by
the State Insurance Commissioner on alternative
methods for determining the provision of claim
payments.

Members of the Committee are appointed by the
President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House of Delegates, who also designate the chair-



 
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