1220 LAWS OF MARYLAND. [CH. 586
Nothing herein shall affect the tenure of office of the
present members of said Board.
The members of said Board shall receive no compensa-
tion for their services, except such compensation as may be
provided in the State Budget, but the actual expenses in-
curred by them in attending the meetings of the Board or
in performance of their duties shall be paid.
2. In order to effectuate the purposes of this Act the
Board of State Aid and Charities shall be the central, co-
ordinating and directing agency of the welfare activities
included within this Act. All of the activities of the County
Boards, hereinafter provided for, and of the Department
of Welfare of Baltimore City, which the State finances in
whole or in part through such Board or Department, shall
be subject to the supervision, direction and control of said
Board of State Aid and Charities. The said Board shall
also investigate, study and consider the whole system of
public and private institutions, organizations and agencies
of a charitable nature in the State, including those which
receive part of their income from the State.
3. Prior to the convening of every regular session of
the General Assembly it shall furnish to the Governor a
printed report of all its activities and of the condition of
all the institutions receiving financial aid from the State on
recommendation of the Board; and shall further make
such recommendations as to appropriations for such insti-
tutions as may seem wise and for the best interests of the
State, giving the reasons for such recommendations as
fully as may be practicable.
4. No member of said Board nor any of its employees
shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract
for building, repairing or furnishing in whole or in part,
or be financially interested in any contract with any insti-
tution coming under the supervision of this Board; nor
shall any officer, secretary or employee of any such insti-
tution be eligible to appointment on this Board.
5. The Board may, with the approval of the Governor,
designate organizations within the State as its agents as
may be required for the purposes of this Article; and the
Board may, with the approval of the Governor, prescribe
regulations necessary for the execution of the purposes of"
this Article, provided such regulations be not inconsistent