darions cover levels of State spending, new debt
authorization, and State personnel, as well as how
any anticipated surplus may be used.
The Committee consists of the Senate President
and House Speaker; chairpersons of the Senate
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
delegates as designated by the President and
Speaker (Code State Government Article, sees. 2-
1001 through 2-1010).
TORT & INSURANCE REFORM
Walter M. Baker, Senate Chairperson
John S. Arnick, House Chairperson
Appointed by Senate President: George W. Delia, Jr.;
John W. Derr; Leo E. Green; Frederick C. Malkus,
Jr.; Thomas P. O'Reilly; John A. Pica, Jr.; Norman
R. Stone, Jr.; Gerald W. Winegrad.
Appointed by House Speaker: Gary R. Alexander; J.
Ernest Bell II; Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.; Brian E.
Frosh; John D. Jefferies; George H. Littrell; Casper
R. Taylor, Jr.; Michael H. Weir.
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 in-
surance in Maryland.
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,
Economic Matters Committee, and Environmental
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON
VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION
Appointed by Senate President: Howard A. Denis;
Thomas P. O'Reilly; Norman R. Stone, Jr.
Appointed by House Speaker: Anthony M. DiPietro;
Ellen R. Sauerbrey; one vacancy.
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
Secretary of the Environment and the Secretary of
Transportation 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 ad-
ministering the Program.
The Committee is composed of three senators
appointed by the Senate President and three
delegates appointed by the House Speaker (Code
Transportation Article, sec. 23-203(c)).
WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT &
INSURANCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Thomas L. Bromwell, Senate Chairperson
Elijah E. Cummings, House Chairperson
Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker:
Christopher B. Costello; Harvey A. Epstein;
Kenneth R. Lippman, M.D.; Ethel A. Murray;
JoAnn Porter, Ken Reichard; Joel D. Rozner;
Charles H. Rush; James C. Simpson; W. Bradley
Ex offido: Steven Rosenbaum, G. Joseph Sills,
members, Workers' Compensation Commission.
Staff: Stephen M. Ports 841-3710
The Workers' Compensation Benefit and In-
surance Oversight Committee was created in 1987
(Chapter 590, Acts of 1987). The Committee
evaluates and examines the condition of the structure
for workers' compensation and hienefits in Maryland.
The Committee also monitors the effects on that
structure of the changes enacted by Chapters 590 and
591, Acts of 1987. To enable the Committee to cany
out its function, the State Insurance Commissioner
and the Workers' Compensation Commission submit
an annual report to the Committee, cooperate with,
and keep the Oversight Committee fully informed as
to the condition of workers' compensation benefits
and insurance in Maryland.
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-
person. The members include two senators, two
delegates, one representative each from the business
community, labor organizations, and the building
and construction labor organizations, two public
members, and one member each from the insurance
industry and a workers' compensation rating or-