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Session Laws, 1962
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J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor 481

JOINT RESOLUTIONS

No. 1
(Senate Joint Resolution 1)

Joint Resolution to request the appointment of a Commission on
State and County Finance.

WHEREAS, the counties of this State have indicated that in their
opinion, new and major local tax sources are necessary for them;
and

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council has recommended that the two
biggest tax sources, the sales and income taxes, must be reserved
for the State; and

WHEREAS, fiscal interrelationships between the State and its sub-
divisions are of prime concern to both levels of government; and

WHEREAS, it is essential to the progress of this State that both
levels of government be adequately financed in a manner which is,
at once, progressive, responsible, equitable and reasonable in its
demands upon the taxpayer; and

WHEREAS, no long-term approach to, or solution of, these com-
plicated financial interrelationships is promised by positions which,
on the one hand, make demands, and, on the other, refuse those
demands; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That there be
created a Study Commission, to be known as the "Commission on
State and County Finance", the membership of which shall be com-
posed of oight TEN persons, four of whom shall represent the State
and shall be appointed by the Governor, three of whom shall represent
the Counties and be appointed by the Governor, upon the recom-
mendation of the Stato Association of County Commissioners of
Maryland MARYLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIA-
TION, and one of whom shall represent Baltimore City and be ap-
pointed by the Governor, upon the recommendation of the Mayor of
that city, AND TWO OF WHOM SHALL REPRESENT THE SEV-
ERAL MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS UNDER ARTICLE HE OF
THE CONSTITUTION, TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR
UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE MARYLAND MUNI-
CIPAL LEAGUE; and be it further

Resolved, That this Study Commission be authorized and directed
to investigate the whole field of state-county fiscal relationships and
interrelationships and also to study a possible revision of the entire

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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