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Maryland Manual, 1989-90
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The Legislative Division provides legal staff ser-
vices to the General Assembly The Division drafts
and reviews nearly all bills and amendments intro-
duced or considered by the General Assembly In a
typical year, the Division writes over 3,500 bills and
joint resolutions and prepares over 2,000 amend-
ments to them.

The Division also provides professional staff ser-
vices to six of the ten major standing committees of
the General Assembly (four House committees and
two Senate committees). During the legislative ses-
sion, these staff members of the Division work
under the specific direction of committee chairper-
sons, and under the general direction of the Divi-
sion. In the interim between sessions, the Division
provides staff support for several legislative statu-
tory and special joint committees, task forces, and
commissions. Division staff also prepares informa-
tional materials and reports for the General Assem-

Another essential function of the Legislative
Division is the review and analysis of regulations
proposed for adoption by State agencies. This re-
view helps ensure agency compliance with statutory
authority, legislative intent, and public notice re-


Elizabeth Buckler Veronis, Director & Revisor of


The Division of Statutory Revision was created
in 1972 within the Department of Legislative Ref-
erence (Chapter 182, Acts of 1972). The Division,
also known as the Code Revision Division, is ad-
ministered by the Rcvisor of Statutes, appointed
jointly by the President of the Senate and Speaker
of the House of Delegates. With Division staff, the
Revisor of Statutes directs the ongoing comprehen-
sive revision and restatement of the Annotated Code
of Maryland, i.e., the statutory body of the laws of
Maryland (Code State Government Article, secs.
2-1315 through 2-1319).

The first reorganization and recodification of the
Code since 1888 was begun in 1970 by the Com-
mission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland.
The Commission was charged to study and revise
the Annotated Code in order to improve the organi-
zation, accessibility, utility, and clarity of law, and to
eliminate unconstitutional, obsolete, inconsistent
or conflicting statutes. Until 1985, the Revisor and
the Division worked under Commission supervi-

In 1985, the Legislative Policy Committee voted
to continue the work of the Commission under a
reorganized system of small committees with over-


sight from the Legislative Policy Committee and
continuing review by the General Assembly Organ-
ized to revise the Annotated Code, the committee
system includes the Article Selection Committee
and individual Article review committees for Arti-
cles in production. Currently under review are the
following Articles: Business Occupations; Business
Regulations; Labor and Employment; and State

The Division has produced the following eigh-
teen Articles which the General Assembly enacted
into law: Agriculture; Commercial Law; Corpora-
tions and Associations; Courts and Judicial Pro-
ceedings; Education; Estates and Trusts; Family
Law; Financial Institutions; Health—Environmen-
tal; Health—General; Health Occupations; Natu-
ral Resources; Real Property; State Finance and
Procurement; State Government; Tax—General;
Tax—Property; and Transportation. The Division
also has produced the Business Occupations Article
for introduction in the 1989 Session.

Chairperson: William H. Adkins II 974-2495

Avery Aisenstark; Lowell R. Bowen; Franklin B.
Olmsted; Roger D. Redden; Shale D. Stiller; Alan
M. Wilner.

Appointed by the Governor, the Article Selec-
tion Committee provides advice on the selection of
proposed Articles and the composition of Article


Chairperson: Lowell R. Bowen

A. Gwynn Bowie, Jr.; Edward S. Digges, Jr.; Terry
F. Hall; Leslie J. Polt; William A. Snyder.

The Business Occupations Article Review Com-
mittee was appointed by the President of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Delegates. The
Committee reviewed and guided production of the
Business Occupations Article to be introduced in
the 1989 legislative session.


Chairperson: Franklin B. Olmsted

Judith A. Armold; Alison L. Asti; Perry G. Bowen,
Jr.; Judson E Garrett, Jr.; James J. Hanks, Jr.; H.
Thomas Howell; Nathaniel E. Jones, Jr.; Henry F.
Leonnig; Patricia A. Logan; James S. Maffitt;
Edward E. Obstler; Joseph E. Owens; Evelyn W
Pasquier; Abba David Poliakoff; John W. Sause, Jr.;
Edward F. Shea, Jr.


Chairperson: Eugene M. Feinblatt

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