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Session Laws, 1892
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AN ACT to establish a State Weather Service, and to

make an appropiation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of

Maryland, That there is hereby established a State Weather

service es-

Service which shall be under the control and management


of the Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Agricul-

tural College and the United States Weather Bureau ; the

officers of said service shall be a director, designated by the

president of the Johns Hopkins University, a secretary

and treasurer designated by the President of the Mary-

land Agricultural College, and a Meteorologist in charge,

designated by the Chief of the United States Weather

Bureau ; they shall be commissioned by the Governor, and

be duly qualified as officers of the State. The said officers

shall constitute a board of government, under the direc-

tion of the institutions from which they are appointed,

and shall receive no compensation for their services as

such officers.

SEC. 2. The central station and office of said services


shall be at the Johns Hopkins University. The board of


government shall establish, if practicable, one or more vol-

untary meteorological stations in each county in the State,

and supervise the same, co-operating with the chief of the

United States Weather Bureau for the suitable location of

such stations, in order that the greatest usefulness may

result to the State and national service. The said officers

are authorized to print weekly and monthly reports of the

results and operations of said services, and to distribute the

same in such a manner as they shall deem most serviceable

to the people of the State.

SEC. 3. The sum of two thousand dollars annually, or so

much thereof as shall be neccessary, is hereby appropriated


out of any funds of the treasury not otherwise appropriated,

for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act to

be paid to said officers, or to their order, by the treasurer

upon the warrant of the comptroller, and upon the

vouchers of the said officers; provided, however, that

no part of said sum shall be paid for salaries for any

officer, or officers, but a reasonable compensation may

be paid for printing and other necessary and proper

expenses of said officers.

SEC. 4. That said officers shall report to the Legis-


lature at its regular sessions their expenditures under

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