legal aid to eligible clients in noncriminal proceed-
ings or matters. The Corporation ensures that
grants and contracts are made so as to provide the
most stable, economical, and effective delivery of
legal assistance. It also ensures that eligible clients
in all aicas of the State have access to the
The Corporation establishes maximum income
levels for client eligibility These are based on a
client's financial inability to pay for competent
private counsel and other necessary expenses of
representation. Maximum income levels for
eligibility set by the Corporation may not exceed 50
percent of the median family income for Maryland,
as certified annually by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
The Corporation is governed by a Board of
Directors, comprised of five lawyers and four non-
lawyers. They are appointed to three-year terms by
the Governor with Senate advice and consent. The
Board appoints the Executive Director who serves
ex officio as a nonvoting Board member (Code
1957, Art. 10, sees. 45A through 45-0).
LIDA LEE TALL LEARNING
RESOURCES CENTER BOARD OF
Shirley L. Bigley, Chairperson, 1992
Appointed by Governor: Dr. Frances T. Bond, 1990;
John B. Fen-on, 1990; Dr. James D. Greenberg,
1990; Helen H. Holscon, 1990; Mary Bea Preston,
1990; Maureen Patricia Frost, 1992; George J.
Funaro, Ph.D., 1992; Delores S. Harvey, Ph.D.,
1992; Cornelius H. Johnson, 1992; Bonnie S.
Copcland, Ph.D., 1993.
Peter A. Bielski, Ph.D., Principal
Lida Lee Tall Learning Resources Center
Towson State University
Towson, MD 21204 830-2351
BUDGET (CODE 36.16.00)
FY1991 Total Appropriation ........ $672,216
General Funds ................... $513,191
Special Funds .................... $159,025
FY1991 Total Authorized Positions ......... 14
Annual financial report to Education Coordinating
Committee due June 30.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Peter A. Bielski, Ph.D. ............ 830-2351
Dr. Nancy R. King, Research Director
Gail fiice,Admimstrame Officer .. .830-2351
The Lida Lee Tall Learning Resources Center is
a laboratory environment for the study and
development of early childhood and elementary
education. The Center enables college students
who are prospective teachers to demonstrate and
observe effective teaching practices. Facilities for
research are made available at the Center for faculty
from teacher education programs, prospective prin-
cipals, and experienced teachers in elementary
Created in 1984, the Board of Trustees governs
the Center (Chapter 641, Acts of 1984). The
Board's eleven members are appointed to three-
year terms by the Governor (Code Education Ar-
ticle, sees. 24-106 through 24-107).
COMMISSION TO SAVE THE
W. Ray Huff, Chairperson
Appointed by Governor: Robert D. Agee; Bruce A.
Gilmore; John M. Gott, Jr.; William Tilghman
Hemslcy; J. Rodney Little; Stanley Thomas
Ruchlewicz; Russell Lee Spangler; Robert R.
Trescott; Jane A. Ward.
Appointed by Senate President: Philip C. Jimeno;
Lewis R. Riley.
Appointed by House Speaker: W. Ray Huff; one
Designated by U.S. Coast Guard: Capt. Charles S.
Staff: Joseph Bernstein
c/o Department of Legislative Reference
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401 841-3870
Report to Governor & General Assembly due July 1,
Created in 1989, the Commission to Save the
Lighthouses is studying ways and means to preserve
lighthouses in Maryland waters (Chapter 642, Acts
The Commission is composed of sixteen mem-
bers. Eleven are appointed by the Governor. As
members, two senators are chosen by the Senate
President and two delegates by the House Speaker.
The U.S. Coast Guard also designates one member.
The Department of Legislative Reference and the
Maryland Historical Trust provide staff for the