The Board advises the Secretary of Public Safety
and Correctional Services and the Chief Judge of
the Court of Appeals on the development, opera-
tion, and maintenance of the Criminal Justice Infor-
mation System. The Board monitors the System
and recommends procedures and methods for the
use of criminal history record information in re-
search, evaluation, and statistical analysis of crime.
The Board also recommends legislation to imple-
ment, operate, and maintain the System. The
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services
and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals adopt
rules and regulations to establish, operate, and
maintain the System. These rules and regulations
govern the collection, reporting, and release of
criminal history record information by the courts
and all other criminal justice agencies; ensure the
security of the System and all criminal history
record information; and control the disscmination
of criminal history record information consistent
with federal law and regulations. Rules and regula-
tions of the Criminal Justice Information System
also govern procedures for inspecting and challeng-
ing criminal history record information. In addition,
they regulate the auditing of criminal justice agen-
cies to ensure that criminal history records are ac-
curate and complete, and that their information is
distributed in accordance with the law.
The System's Criminal Records Repository col-
lects, stores, and disseminates criminal history
record information. It is operated by the Depart-
ment of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Every criminal justice agency must report
criminal history record information to the
Repository within certain time limits by specified
reporting methods. To avoid duplication in report-
ing, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional
Services and the Chief Judge of the Court of Ap-
peals may determine the events to be reported by
each criminal justice agency
Any person may inspect criminal history record
information concerning himself or herself that is main-
tained by a criminal justice agency The person may
challenge the completeness, content, accuracy, or dis-
tribution of such information by giving written notice;
and the person has a right to have errors corrected.
The Criminal Justice Information Advisory
Board consists of eighteen members who serve
three-year terms. The Governor appoints ten
members. They include three persons recom-
mended by the Secretary of Public Safety and
Correction Services, two executive officials of
police agencies, two elected county officials, one
elected municipal official, one State's Attorney and
one public member. The Senate President appoints
a Senate member and the Speaker of the House of
Delegates appoints a House member to serve on
the Board. The Chief Judge of the Court of Ap-
peals also appoints three Board members from the
judicial branch of State government. Ex officio
members include the Attorney General; the Execu-
tive Director of the Governor's Office of Justice
Assistance; and the Director of the Maryland Jus-
tice Analysis Center of the Institute of Criminal
Justice and Criminology University of Maryland.
The Governor designates the chairperson (Code
1957, Art. 27, sees. 742-755).
MARYLAND SCHOOLS FOR THE
BOARD OF VISITORS
President: Richard S. Mullinix
First Vice-President: Nancy Underbill,
Chairperson, Executive Committee
Appointed by Governor: Donalda Kay Ammons,
Ed.D.; Dr. Evan R. Arrindell; Edward L. Athey;
Joseph D. Baker; James A. Barrack; William 0.
Cart; Lillian dark; Richard A. Clower; Charles H.
Conley, Jr., M.D.; Elizabeth B. Delaplaine; Ann D.
Getty; Sheldon F. Greenberg; Rudolph C. Hines;
James M. Kaple; Margaret S. Kent; J. Howard
Leonard; Maryanna Maguire; Walter C. Martz II;
Daniel W. Moylan; Arthur Ports; Lillie S. Ransom;
Mary Jane Sanders; Alfred P. Shockley; Roland C.
Steiner; W. Jackson Stenger, Jr.; Donald L.
Weaver, M.D.; Robert F. Wiedefeld; Jacob M.
David M. Dencon, Pd.D., Superintendent
EO. Box 250
101 Clarkc Place
Frederick, MD 21701 662-4159 (voice)
P.O. Box 894
Route 108 and Old Montgomery Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
465-9611 (voice & TDD)
BUDGET (CODE 36.05.00)
FY1991 Total Appropriation $14,052,001
General Funds ................. $13,726,677
Special Funds .................$ 102,669
Federal Funds .................$ 222,655
FY1991 Total Authorized Positions ....... 360
BOARD OF VISITORS
David M. Denton, Pd.D., Superintendent
Suzannc K. Abel, Special Assistant to
Ronald C. Sisk, Assistant Superintendent,