Archives of Maryland
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John S. Arnick (1933-2006)
MSA SC 3520-12179


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 27, 1933.  Attended Baltimore County schools; Calvert Hall School; University of Baltimore, B.S., 1956; University of Baltimore School of Law, LL.B., 1961.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, 1961.  Died in Baltimore, Maryland, June 13, 2006.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 7 (D), Baltimore County, 1967-79, 1983-92, and 1993-2006.  Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-06 (housing & real property subcommittee, 2003-06; motor vehicles & transportation subcommittee, 2003-06; motor vehicle issues work group, 2004; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2006; chair, ethics subcommittee, 2003-04; chair, natural resources & ethics subcommittee, 2005-06; chair, natural resources subcommittee, 2006); Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1983-92, 1995-2006. House Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2003-06. Member, Joint Commission on the Maryland Port Administration, 2005-06. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1969-79, 1987-92, 1994-2005 (management subcommittee, 1995-2005). Majority Leader, 1971-79, 1987-90. Chair, Environmental Matters Committee, 1972-79, 1987-90. House Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1983-86, 1995-2003. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1983-87. House Chair, Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee, 1987-92. Member, Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91. Chair, Judiciary Committee, 1991-92. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994-2003 (chair, ethics & election laws subcommittee, 1995-2003). Chair, House Facilities Committee, 1995-2005. Member, Special Committee on Gaming, 2001. Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 1969-70. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-06; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-06; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-06. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (law & criminal justice committee). Resigned from House of Delegates effective April 30, 2006, to serve on Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Magistrate at Large, Baltimore County, 1966-67. Member, Governor's Special Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 1987-88; Retail Security Task Force, 1987-88; Energy Overcharge Restitution Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 1987-89; Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing, 1988-92; Maryland Greenways Commission, 1990-92; Task Force to Review the State's Election Law, 1995; Commission to Revise the Election Code, 1996-97; Task Force to Study Bank Charter Modernization, 1997-98; Study Commission on Lobbyist Ethics, 1999-2000; Special Committee on Voting Systems and Election Procedures in Maryland, 2000-01; Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, 2005-06. Member, Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, 2006-.  Recipient, Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, Speaker's Society, 2003.  Member, Baltimore County and Maryland State Bar Associations; Sons of Italy.

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