LAWS OF MARYLAND
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That section(s) of the Annotated Code of Maryland
be repealed, amended, or enacted to read as follows:
Article 41 - Governor - Executive and Administrative
(b) (1) The Commission shall consist of nine members
appointed by the SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE Governor WITH THE
ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR TERMS OF 4 YEARS EACH.
(2) ANY COMMISSIONER MAY BE REAPPOINTED, EXCEPT
THAT ANY COMMISSIONER WHO HAS SERVED TWO CONSECUTIVE 4 YEAR
TERMS SHALL MAY NOT BE REAPPOINTED UNTIL AT LEAST 1 YEAR
AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THAT COMMISSIONER'S PRIOR TENURE.
(3) IF FOR ANY REASON A COMMISSIONER FAILS TO
SERVE OR COMPLETE ANY TERM, THE SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC AND
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR
WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, SHALL APPOINT A
SUCCESSOR TO SERVE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM.
(4) The appointees shall represent the entire
Maryland community, and they shall have knowledge of
Afro-American culture and history; be sensitive to the
problems of minority communities; and be connected with
agencies working to integrate minority history and culture
into the history of Maryland and our American culture.
[(2)] (5) The [Governor, from time to time,
shall designate] COMMISSIONERS SHALL ELECT ANNUALLY a
chairman and vice-chairman from among the members of the
[(3)] (6) The Commission shall meet at the call
of [either] the chairman [or], a majority of the members, OR
THE SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
[(4)] (7) Members of the Commission shall
receive no compensation for their services [as such], but
they may be reimbursed for proper and necessary expenses
incurred in the discharge of their duties on the Commission
in accordance with the standard travel regulations.
(f) [The Commission may appoint and determine the
compensation of personnel it deems necessary, subject to the
approval of the Board of Public Works or as provided for in
(1) THE COMMISSIONERS, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL
OF THE SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,
SHALL APPOINT FROM WITHOUT THEIR NUMBER A DIRECTOR OF THE
COMMISSION ON AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE.