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The Department also provides accounting,
printing, bill distribution, telecommunication, and
supply services to the General Assembly In addi-
tion, the Department administers intern, page, and
public affairs programs. Publications available from
the Department include the nine-volume Legislative
Handbook series and Tour Voice in Annapolis.

Robert E. Brady, Director

The Division of Budget Review studies and
reviews the State's operating and capital budgets
during all phases of their development by the Ex-
ecutive and adoption by the Legislature, including
an annual analysis submitted to the General As-
sembly Studies of the operation, administration,
and effectiveness of State agencies and institutions
are compiled. The Division prepares a short and
long term forecast of State revenues and expendi-
tures and an annual analysis of State bonded indeb-
tedness. Under the Regulatory Program
Evaluation Act of 1978, the Division also provides
the evaluation reports required (Code State
Government Article, sec. 2-1228).

Joseph M. Coble, Director

The Division of Fiscal Research provides staff
support to the fiscal committees of the General
Assembly and studies State and local financial mat-
ters and fiscal interrelationships. As required by law,
it prepares fiscal notes on every bill or joint resolu-
tion, collects financial data on local governments,
and publishes an annual report on local govern-
ment finances. The Division also compiles an annual
report on the fiscal impact of each legislative session
(Code State Government Article, sec. 2-1234).

Anthony J. Verdecchia, Legislative Auditor

301 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 225-1400

The Office of Legislative Auditor was established
as the Office of the Stare Auditor in 1902 and 1929
(Chapter 257, Acts of 1902; Chapter 226, Acts of
1929). The Office ofLegislative Auditor is responsible
for conducting post audits of a compliance or perfor-
mance nature of all departments, agendes, and institu-
tions of State government, including the offices of
clerks of court and registers of wills. Upon direction
by the General Assembly or the Joint Budget and
Audit Committee, the Legislative Auditor may under-
take a management audit of a State agency or program
or an audit of a private organization that receives State
funds. The Office also reviews the audit reports of all


local governments and community colleges (Code
State Government Article, sees. 2-1201 through

MaryF. AtweU., Administrator

The Legislative Accounting Office prepares and
administers the budget for the Senate, House of
Delegates, and support offices. The Office processes
all travel expense reimbursements for legislators, over-
sees each legislator's district office account, and ad-
ministers payroll, personnel records and employee
benefit programs for legislators and their staffs.

RoyT. Dean, Jr., Manager

The Legislative Print Shop is responsible for the
printing of a variety of documents that are part of
the legislative process. Included are the bills, joint
resolutions, amendments, session laws, journals
and rules of the Senate and House of Delegates,
synopses of legislation, hearing schedules, fiscal
notes, committee reports, staff studies, budget
analyses, and other reports. The services of the Print
Shop are available to the General Assembly, the
committees, legislators, and staff agencies.

Robert J. Liberty, Supervisor

The Legislative Bill Room stores and distributes
bills and resolutions. Bills are distributed to each
legislative office during the legislative session. Ad-
ditional copies maybe obtained by legislators or the
public upon request to the Bill Room.


Robert M. Edwards, Director

Legislative Services Building
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401 841-3900

The Office of Legislative Data Processing was
created in 1981 to coordinate computer services for
the General Assembly. The Office develops and
supports legislative information systems, operates
the General Assembly's data center, and provides
coordination and technical assistance to the General
Assembly and its staff agencies.
The Director is appointed by the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates.


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