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Session Laws, 2006
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J.R. 1                                       2006 JOINT RESOLUTIONS Governor's Salary Commission shall apply effective January 17, 2007. If the General
Assembly amends this Joint Resolution, the salaries specified in the Joint Resolution,
as amended, shall apply; and
WHEREAS, At the meetings, conducted from November through December
2005, the Commission evaluated gubernatorial compensation relative to a number of
principles: growth in the responsibilities of the office, compensation commensurate
with the stature of this high office, changes in the cost of living, maintenance of a
reasonable differential between the Governor's salary and of other major State
officials in Maryland, and acceptable comparability with salaries of the governors of
other states. The Commission selected tentative salaries for the two offices and
solicited public views regarding its proposals. Thereafter, the Commission made its
final determinations which arc presented in this Resolution and discussed in the
Commission's Report, dated January 2006; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That pursuant
to Article II, Section 21A of the Maryland Constitution, the annual salaries
recommended by the Governor's Salary Commission be adopted as follows, to be
effective January 17, 2007, for the 4-year term of office: Governor: $150,000; and For the first year, $155,000; For the second year, $160,000; For the third year, $165,000; and For the fourth year, $170,000; and Lieutenant Governor: $125,000; and be it further For the first year, $129,167; For the second year, $133,333; For the third year, $137,500; and For the fourth year, $141,667; and be it further RESOLVED, That; (a) In accordance with the authority granted under Article III. Section 15 of
the Maryland Constitution, the General Assembly rejects the recommendations for
changes in the allowance for in-district travel and for changes in the retirement
benefits available to legislators in the Legislative Pension Plan submitted in the
Resolution of the General Assembly Compensation Commission dated January 11,
2006; (b) Items 2C and 3A of the Resolution of the General Assembly Compensation
Commission dated January 11, 2006, shall be void and provisions related to the
allowance for in-district travel and the retirement benefits available to legislators in - 2938 -


 
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