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Maryland Manual, 1903
Volume 115, Preface 3   View pdf image (33K)
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Chapter 240 of the Acts of 1900.

AN ACT to provide for the annual compilation and publication of a
Manual of the State of Maryland.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to accurately
prepare and publish annually, on December thirty-first of each year, a
Manual of the State of Maryland.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted. That said Manual shall consist of not less
than fifteen hundred copies in each year, five hundred of which shall
be bound in cloth and shall contain a copy of the Charter and Consti-
tution of the State, a complete list of Members of the Legislature,
with their postoffice addresses, the names and addresses of all State
and county officers elected by the people, as well as those appointed by
the Governor and the Board of Public Works; a brief summary of the
duties of the several State officers; the official returns of the State
election of each year; a list of State, educational, charitable, reforma-
tory and benevolent institutions, with the amounts appropriated to
each by the State; the amounts paid by counties to the public schools
of the State on account of public school tax; the gross and net debt
of the State at the close of each fiscal year; the area, population;
assessable basis and tax rates in the several counties of the State
and City of Baltimore; the construction of the Judicial system of this
State; the official payroll of the State, and such other information
as his judgment may seem right and proper.

SEC 3. And be it enacted, That the said Manual shall be distributed
as follows: Twenty-five copies, bound in cloth, to the Maryland State
Library; ten copies, two of which shall be bound in cloth, to each of
the Members of the Legislature; one copy to each of the Clerks of the
Circuit Courts of the State and the several courts in Baltimore City;
one copy to each of the Boards of County Commissioners of this State,
and the remaining number to the Executive Department, to be distrib-
uted by the Secretary of State to each of the several States of the
Union, to the public libraries in this and other States, and to officials
and citizens of this State.

SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That for the purpose of carrying out the
provisions of this Act, compiling, printing and distributing said Man-
ual, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, is hereby annually appropriated; and the Comptroller of
the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant
upon the State Treasurer, who is hereby directed to pay same, in
favor of the Secretary of State upon the presentation of proper
vouchers by him that the work above mentioned has been fully done,
which vouchers shall be filed in the office of the State Comptroller.

Approved April 5th, 1900.


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