2074 LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 894
relate to, and include, but shall not be limited to, the fixing of court
costs, registered or certified mail service, return days, practice in
suits against non-residents, attachments, replevins, joint tort-
feasors, counter-claims, cross-claims, and consolidations, continu-
ances, depositions, dismissals, arbitrations, set-offs, appeal bonds,
summary judgments, judgments by default, judgments by confes-
sion, supplementary proceedings, new trial, and such other matters
not inconsistent with law. Such rules shall have the force of law
until rescinded or modified by the said Judges or by the General
(c) To establish a circuit within the county for sittings of the
said Court, complying with the provisions of Section 14A-6 hereof,
as often and for such periods of time as may be required by the
work of the Court.
(d) To suspend or reduce sentence and/or costs in any case
within their jurisdiction within ten (10) days after judgment has
(E) TO PLACE OFFENDERS ON PROBATION WITHOUT
14A-9. (a) The Governor by and with the advice and consent of
the Senate shall appoint four (4) justices of the peace in Anne
Arundel County who shall be designated committing magistrates of
the People's Court of Anne Arundel County and who from and after
January 1, 1964, shall have throughout the county all the powers
and jurisdiction vested by law in justices of the peace other than
trial magistrates and substitute trial magistrates.
(b) From and after January 1, 1964, the committing magistrates
shall devote their full time to the duties of their office, and shall each
receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars ($5,000).
(c) The committing magistrates shall sit at such times and places
and shall perform such duties
as are assigned to them by the Chief , INCLUDING CLERICAL DUTIES
Judge of the People's Court.
AS ARE ASSIGNED TO THEM BY THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE
PEOPLE'S COURT. In the conduct and administration of their
affairs they shall conform to such practices and procedures, consist-
ent with law, as are prescribed by the Chief Clerk of the People's
Court with the approval of the Chief Judge thereof.
14A-10. (a) There shall be a Chief Clerk of the People's Court
who shall be appointed by the Chief Judge, receive an annual salary
of seventy-five hundred dollars ($7,500), and give bond with
corporate surety, conditioned upon the proper performance of his
duties, in such amount as the Chief Judge shall prescribe, the pre-
mium of which shall be paid by the county commissioners.
(b) The Chief Clerk shall perform the duties prescribed for
Clerks of Court by Section 10 of Article IV of the Constitution of
Maryland. He shall be responsible for the maintenance, custody and
preservation of a full and true record of all proceedings in the
People's Court, and, as hereinafter provided, for the collection, cus-
tody, accounting and remittance of all fines, penalties, forfeitures,
fees and costs. The Chief Clerk shall perform such additional duties
as may from time to time be assigned to him by the Chief Judge.