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Session Laws, 1959
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LAWS OF MARYLAND OF 1959

MARYLAND, Sct:

At a Session of the General Assembly of Maryland, begun and held
in the City of Annapolis on the Seventh Day of January,
1959, and Ending on April 4, 1959, J. Millard Tawes,
being Governor of the State, the following Laws were
enacted, to wit:

CHAPTER 1
(House Bill 1)

AN ACT to add new Article 70B to the Annotated Code of Maryland
(1957 Edition), to follow immediately after Article 70A thereof,
and to be entitled "Commission on the Aging", providing for the
creation of a State Coordinating Commission on the Problems of
the Aging, providing for its members and their tenure, for the
powers and duties of the Commission, for employees thereof, and
relating generally to the Commission and to aging persons in the
State.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That new Article 70B be and it is hereby added to the Annotated Code
of Maryland (1957 Edition), to follow immediately after Article 70A
thereof, to be entitled "Commission on the Aging", and to read as
follows:

ARTICLE 70B
Commission on the Aging
1. Legislative Intent

It is declared to be the intent of the General Assembly in the enact-
ment of this Article to provide services for the aged, because the
rapidly increasing population of older persons poses problems be-
yond the capacity of the individual, the family, or private philan-
thropy to solve. The General Assembly recognizes that this complex,
burdensome, and unusual pattern of problems faced by elderly per-
sons extends beyond the assistance that can be provided by any
existing State agency. These problems are financial, social, edu-
cational and organizational; they involve questions of employment,
housing, medical services, and recreational activities for the older
person.

With the provisions of this Article the General Assembly attempts
to provide the broadest, most fruitful approach to solutions of ever-
growing problems pertaining to the aged, as well as to give leader-

Explanation: Italics indicate new matter added to existing law.

[Brackets] indicate matter stricken from existing law.
CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.

 

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