LAWS OF MARYLAND
of the year next following the year in which the Commission makes
(g) This section does not affect §§ 1-702(b), 1-703(b), or
1-705 through 1-707 of this article, or Article 73B, §§ 55
through 59 of the Code.
(a) (1) The administrative judge of each district, with the
approval of the Chief Judge of the District Court, may appoint
the number of commissioners necessary to perform the functions of
the office within each county.
(2) In multiple-county districts, the administrative
judge shall obtain the recommendation of the resident judge in
each county as to the number of commissioners required in the
county and as to the persons to be appointed.
(b) (1) Commissioners shall be adult residents of the
counties in which they serve, but they need not be lawyers.
(2) Each commissioner shall be paid the compensation
AS fixed [by law,] UNDER § 1-708 OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED THAT
SUCH COMPENSATION IS AT LEAST EQUAL IN AMOUNT TO THAT RECEIVED BY
A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE MERIT SYSTEM AT GRADE 13,
(2) EACH COMMISSIONER SHALL RECEIVE AS COMPENSATION
AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THAT RECEIVED BY A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE IN THE
STATE MERIT SYSTEM AS FOLLOWS:
(I) STARTING SALARY............GRADE 13 , BASE
(II) MAXIMUM SALARY FOR UP THROUGH 5 YEARS OF
SERVICE..................GRADE 13, STEP 6
(III) SALARY AT BEGINNING OF 6TH YEAR OF SERVICE
AND THEREAFTER...........GRADE 14, STEP 6
(IV) SHIFT SUPERVISORS........GRADE 15, STEP 6
(V) SUPERVISORS.............GRADE 16, STEP 6.
(3) EACH COMMISSIONER SHALL hold office at the
pleasure of the Chief Judge of the District Court, and has the
powers and duties prescribed by law.
(4) Except without additional compensation, unless
otherwise fixed by law, a classified employee of the District
Court, who is an adult, may be granted, in the same manner,
commissioner powers and duties in the county where he is