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Maryland Manual, 1994-95
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500 /Independent Agencies

Rosemary Lerdahl, Director
(410) 233-4567

The Rehabilitation Division provides free in-
struction in alternative techniques for blind people.
Instruction covers communications, such as braille,
typing, and computer training; independent cane
travel; and activities of daily living, including man-
agement of the home, cooking, and finances.

Barbara Crook, Director
(410) 233-4567

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland sells, at
cost, items such as braille watches, talking clocks, talking
calculators, canes, and games. Items are available at the
office on Strickland Steet, or by mail order catalogue.

Claire Ricci, Director
(410) 233-4567

Braille Services transcribes printed material into
braille for individuals, organizations, companies,
and government for a nominal fee.


J. Glenn Beall, Jr., Chairperson, 1994
Vacancy, Executive Director

Appointed by Governor (who names chair) with Senate
advice & consent:
Rex W. Burton, 1995; H. Gregory
Skidmore, Esq., 1995; M. Kathryn Burkey, 1996;
John J. McMullen, Jr., Esq., 1997.

Contact: Mark R. Edwards

c/o Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 (410) 514-7604

The Canal Place Preservation and Development
Authority was formed in 1993. The Authority is an
instrumentality of the State and a public corporation that
will create and develop an historic Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal preservation district in the City of Cumberland
(Chapter 544, Acts of 1993). The district will be known
as the Canal Place Historic Preservation District.
The Authority's six members are appointed to
four-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice
and consent. One member represents the Mayor
and City Council of the City of Cumberland; one
represents the Maryland Historical Trust; and one
represents the U.S. Department of the Interior. The
Governor designates the chairperson. With the ap-
proval of the Governor, the Authority appoints the
Executive Director (Code Financial Institutions Ar-
ticle, secs. 13-1001 through 13-1031).

Maryland Manual 1994-1995


Ex officio: Tyras S. Athey, Secretary of State; Louis
L. Goldstein, Comptroller of the Treasury; Lucille
Maurer, State Treasurer; Alexander L. Cummings,
Clerk of the Court of Appeals; J. Joseph Curran,
Jr., Attorney General.

Secretary: Gene M. Raynor, State Administrator
of Election Laws

P.O. Box 231
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis, MD 21404 (410) 974-3711

In 1896, the Board of State Canvassers was created
(Chapter 202, Acts of 1896). Within thirty-five days
after any State election, the Board meets to tabulate
the votes cast for each candidate from the certified
statements of votes made by the city and county
boards of canvassers. The Board declares who is
elected and delivers a certified determination of elec-
tion results to the State Administrative Board of Elec-
tion Laws. Thereafter, the State Administrative Board
of Election Laws issues the Declaration of Results of
the election, keeps the records of the Board of State
Canvassers, and delivers a copy of the Declaration of
Results to the Governor, who issues commissions to
the persons elected.
The Board consists of five ex officio members
(Code 1957, Art. 33, secs. 18-1, 18-2).


Chairperson: Lucille Maurer, State Treasurer
Appointed by Governor: Paul B. Meritt

Ex officio: Louis L. Goldstein, Comptroller of the
Treasury; Charles L. Benton, Jr., Secretary of
Budget & Fiscal Planning; O. James Lighthizer,
Secretary of Transportation.

Goldstein Treasury Building, Room 109
80 Calvert St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 974-3533


Annual Estimate to Governor & General Assembly of
new State debt that may be authorized for next
fiscal year due Aug. 1.

The Capital Debt Affordability Committee was
authorized in 1978 (Chapter 43, Acts of 1978). On
a continuing basis, the Committee reviews the size
and condition of the State tax-supported debt, as
well as other debt of State units, including the
University of Maryland System, Morgan State Uni-
versity, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Annually, the Committee submits to the Gover-
nor and the General Assembly its estimate of the


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