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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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GOVERNOR SHALL BE AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION.
(B) THE GOVERNOR'S SALARY COMMISSION IS CREATED.
IT CONSISTS OF [[NINE]] SEVEN MEMBERS[[. THREE SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE [[CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS]]
ATTORNEY GENERAL ]] : THE STATE TREASURER; THREE [[SHALL
BE]] APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE; AND THP5E
[[SHALL BE]] APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
DELEGATES. MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND OFFICERS
AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOP APPOINTMENT TO THE
COMMISSION. THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL ELECT A
MEMBER TO BE CHAIRMAN, AND THE CONCURRENCE OF AT LEAST
FIVE MEMBERS IS REQUIRED FOP ANY FORMAL COMMISSION
ACTION. THE TERMS OF MEMBERS SHALL BE FOR 4 YEARS,
EXCEPT THAT THE PERSONS FIRST APPOINTED TO THE COMMISSION
SHALL SEPVE FPOM JDNE 1, 1977 UNTIL MAY 31, 1980. THE
MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ARE ELIGIBLE FOB PEAPPOINTMENT.
MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION BUT SHALL BE
REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN CAFPYING OUT
RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS SECTION.
(C) WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE
REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 1978, AND
IITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REGULAR
SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY EACH FOURTH YEAR
THEREAFTER, THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A WRITTEN
RECOMMENDATION TO THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AND
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS TO THE SAXARY OF
THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
(D) THE RECOMMENDATION SHALL BE INTRODUCED AS A
JOINT RESOLUTION IN EACH HOUSE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
NOT LATER THAN THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF THE SESSION. THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY - MAY AMEND THE JOINT RESOLUTION TO
DECREASE THE RECOMMENDED SALARIES, BUT MAY NOT AMEND THE
JOINT RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE RECOMMENDED SALARIES.
IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAILS TO ADOPT [[AN AMENDED]] A
JOINT RESOLUTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION WITHIN
50 DAYS AFTER ITS INTRODUCTION, THE SALARIES RECOMMENDED
BY THE COMMISSION SHALL APPLY. IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
AMENDS THE JOINT RESOLUTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
SECTION, THE SALARIES SPECIFIED IN THE JOINT RESOLUTION,
AS AMENDED, SHALL APPLY. IF THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS NO
SALARY CHANGE, A JOINT RESOLUTION SHALL NOT BE
INTRODUCED.
(E) THE COMMISSION MAY NOT RECOMMEND SALARIES LOWER
THAN THAT RECEIVED BY THE INCUMBENT GOVERNOR AT THE TIME
THE RECOMMENDATION IS MADE; AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY
NOT AMEND THE JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
LOWER THAN THAT PECEIVED BY THE INCUMBENT GOVERNOR AND
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOF.
(F) A CHANGE IN SALARY RESULTING FROM EITHER
COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION OR AMENDED JOINT RESOLUTION
UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL TAKE EFFECT AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE NEXT ENSUING TERM OF THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT


 
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