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Session Laws, 1916
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One member of the Board shall be Chairman, one member
shall be Vice-Chairman and one member shall be Secretary.
They shall be appointed by the Governor, by. and with the
advice and consent of the Senate, for terms of three years.
Those first appointed under this Act shall be appointed for
three years, two years and one year, respectively; the respec-
tive terms to be designated by the Governor.

SEC. 4. A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall be
filled for the unexpired term by the Governor. A vacancy shall
not impair the right and duty of the remaining members to
perform all the functions of the Board.


SEC. 5. The Board shall procure and use an official seal,
which shall contain the words, "Maryland State Board of Cen-
sors, " together with such design engraved thereon as the Board
may prescribe.

Approvals by Board.

SEC.. 6. The Board shall examine or supervise the exami-
nations of all films, reels or views to be exhibited or used in
the State of Maryland and shall approve such films, reels or
views which are moral and proper, and shall disapprove such
as are sacrilegious, obscene, indecent, or immoral, or such as
tend, in the judgment of the Board, to debase or corrupt mor-

Stamping Films, Reels and Views.

SEC. 7. Upon each film, reel or view, which has been ap-
proved by the Board there shall be furnished and stamped by
the Board the following certificate or statement: "Approved
by the Maryland State Board of Censors, " and shall also fur-
nish a certificate in writing, to the same effect, which certifi-
cate shall be exhibited to any member of the Board or employe
thereof upon demand of the holder thereof. In the case of
the motion pictures, such statement shall be shown on the
screen, to the extent of approximately four feet of film. In
the case of slides or views, each set shall have at least two
slides or views shown with a similar statement.

Record of Examinations.

SEC. 8. The Board shall keep a record of all examinations
made by it of films, reels or views; noting on the record all
films, reels or views which have been approved, and those which
have not been approved, with the reason for such disapproval.


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