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Governor are received and made "chapters" by the
Secretary of State (Code State Government Article,
sec. 2-1511). The Secretary also advertises and
records all Governor's pardons and commutations.
The Secretary is authorized to place upon the
presidential primary ballot the names of those can-
didates determined to be generally advocated or
recognized in the media (Code 1957, Art. 33, sec.
12-6). Through the Division of State Documents,
all regulations promulgated by State agencies are
published in the Maryland Register and the Code of
Maryland Regulations (COMAR) (Code State
Government Article, sees. 7-204 through 7-206).
Every two years the Secretary of State, with the
State Archives, participates in the distribution of the
Maryland Manual (Code State Government Ar-
ticle, sec. 9-1027).


The Superintendent of the Maryland State
Police reviews applications for the appointment of
special police and railroad police and recommends
to the Governor whether to grant or deny appoint-
ment. The Governor may accept 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).


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.


The Secretary of State is authorized to issue
certifications of incumbency, manual signature
registrations, and official copies of documents that
are a matter of record in the Secretary's office
(Code State Government Article, sec. 7-106). The
Secretary is also authorized to issue the apostille
certifying documents to be transmitted internation-


Persons doing at least $10,000 worth of busi-
ness with the State or its subdivisions in a calendar
year and who have made political contributions are
required to file a disclosure with this office (Code
1957, Art. 33, sec. 30-2). Corporations whose
business with the State or local governments ag-
gregate $100,000 in any one year are required to
disclose certain information to the Secretary (Code
State Finance and Procurement Article, sec. 13-221).

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Vacancy, Director

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

Lois Hug, Director

The Secretary of Stare regulates charitable or-
ganizations 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,
sees. 3-201 through 3-214). The regulation of raf-
fles 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 ad-
ministers the United Charity Campaign of
Maryland State employees and retirees.

Regina Harrison, Director

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).

Kathleen Wheeler, Director

Trademark & Service Marks. If an applicant's
mark is registrable, a certificate of registration is
issued by the Secretary of State. Applications and
information concerning registration are available
upon request (Code 1957, Art. 41, sees. 3-101
through 3-114).
Housing Authorities. Under the Housing
Authorities—Housing Cooperation Law, housing
authorities cannot transact business or exercise
powers until the Secretary of State reviews their
articles of organization and issues a certificate of
approval and a certificate of organization (Chapter
330, Acts of 1990).
Condominiums. The Secretary of State and the
Attorney General are charged with enforcing


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