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Session Laws, 1969
Volume 692, Page 290   View pdf image
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290                                   LAWS OF MARYLAND                         [CH. 112

Commission, on behalf of the State of Maryland, may receive and
accept gifts and loans of paintings and other decorative arts, there-
after caring for these objects as part of the Commission's regular

(d) The Commission, with the approval of the Governor, may
accept gifts of money from any source, public or private, and there-
after administer and expend the funds according to the conditions
and terms of the gift.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act is hereby-
declared to be an emergency measure and necessary for the imme-
diate preservation of the public health and safety and having been
passed by a yea and nay vote supported by three-fifths of all the
members elected to each of the two houses of the General Assembly,
the same shall take effect from the date of its passage.

Approved April 9, 1969.

(Senate Bill 256)

AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 36 (1) (a)
of Article 101 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1964 Replace-
ment Volume and 1968 Supplement), title "Workmen's Compen-
sation," subtitle "Claims and Compensation; Benefits," correcting
an error in language and providing minimum CHANGING THE
MAXIMUM workmen's compensation benefits in cases of perma-
nent total disability.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 36 (1) (a) of Article 101 of the Annotated Code of
Maryland (1964 Replacement Volume and 1968 Supplement), title
"Workmen's Compensation," subtitle "Claims and Compensation;
Benefits," be and it is hereby repealed and re-enacted, with amend-
ments, to read as follows:


(1) (a) In case of total disability, adjudged to be permanent sixty-
six and two-thirds per centum of the average weekly wages shall
be paid to the employee by the employer or insurer during the con-
tinuance of such total disability, not to exceed a maximum of seventy
EIGHTY-FIVE dollars per week and not less than a minimum of
twenty-five dollars per week, unless the employee's established weekly
wages are less than twenty-five dollars per week at the time of injury,
in which event he shall receive compensation in an amount equal to his
average weekly wages [both] but not to [exceed] be less than a total
of $30,000.00. $45,000.00. Loss or loss of use of both hands, or both
arms, or both feet or both legs, or both eyes, or of any two thereof,
shall, in the absence of conclusive proof to the contrary, constitute
permanent total disability. In all other cases permanent total disabil-
ity shall be determined in accordance with the facts. In case of death,

the benefits shall continue for five years (5) after the death of the