Maryland Manual 1994-1995
ernment budget to be considered at the next Gen-
eral Assembly session. Committee recommenda-
tions 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 dele-
gates as designated by the President and Speaker
(Code State Government Article, secs. 2-1001
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON
VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION
Norman R. Stone, Jr., Senate Chairperson
Anthony M. DiPietro, Jr., House Chairperson
Staff: J. Patrick Ford (410) 841-3870
The Special Joint Committee on the Vehicle
Emissions Inspection Program was created in 1979
when the Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Pro-
gram (VEIP) 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 Sec-
retary of the Environment and the Secretary of
Transportation on the administration of the Motor
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program. The Com-
mittee alsu advises them on any contract made by
the Motor Vehicle Administration and the Secretary
of the Environment for administering the Program.
The Committee is composed of three senators
appointed by the Senate President and three dele-
gates appointed by the House Speaker (Code
Transportation Article, sec. 23-203(c)).
BENEFIT & INSURANCE
Thomas L. Bromwell, Senate Chairperson
Elijah E. Cummings, House Chairperson
Staff: Stephen M. Ports (410) 841-3710
Annual Report to Governor & Legislative Policy
Committee due Dec. 31.
The Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insur-
ance Oversight Committee was created in 1987
(Chapter 590, Acts of 1987). The Committee
evaluates and examines the structure for workers'
compensation and benefits in Maryland. The Com-
mittee also monitors the effects on that structure of
the changes enacted by Chapters 590 and 591, Acts
of 1987. To enable the Committee to carry out its
function, the Maryland Insurance Commissioner
and the Workers' Compensation Commission sub-
mit an annual report to the Committee, cooperate
with, and keep the Oversight Committee fully in-
formed as to the condition of workers' compensa-
tion benefits and insurance in Maryland.
Members of the Committee are appointed by the
Senate President and House Speaker, who also
designate the chairperson. The members include
two senators; two delegates; one representative
each from the business community, labor organiza-
tions, and the building and construction labor or-
ganizations, two public members; and one member
each from the insurance industry and a workers'
compensation rating organization.