LAWS OF MARYLAND
(A) The Council shall have the power and authority
necessary to carry out the duties imposed upon it by this
subtitle and subject to the approval of the Secretary of Economic
and Community Development, including but not limited to the
[(a)] (1) Continuing all programs and activities and
assuming all assets, liabilities, contracts, leases and other
such obligations of the body formerly known as the Governor's
Council on the Arts in Maryland.
[(b)] (2) Adopting reasonable rules and regulations
to effectuate the provisions of this subtitle.
[(c) Employing an executive director and an assistant
director both of which are unclassified positions and such
administrative, technical, consultative and other personnel as it
deems appropriate at such salaries as may be provided in the
annual State budget.]
[(d)] (3) Entering into contracts and agreements.
[(e)] (4) Engaging services.
[(f)] (5) Requesting and obtaining from any
department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency
of the State, such assistance and data as will enable it properly
to carry out its powers and duties hereunder.
[(g)] (6) Accepting any federal funds granted by act
of Congress or by executive order for any and all of the purposes
of this subtitle.
[(h)] (7) Accepting any gifts, donations or bequests
for any or all of the purposes of this subtitle.
(B) THE COUNCIL, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE SECRETARY
OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SHALL APPOINT, FROM
WITHOUT ITS MEMBERS, AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL.
(C) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF
THE COUNCIL, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE SECRETARY OF
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, AND SHALL BE AN UNCLASSIFIED
EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND.
(D) SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND POLICIES SET FORTH BY THE
COUNCIL AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION OF THE SECRETARY OF
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL:
(1) BE THE
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE
(2) DIRECT, ADMINISTER, AND SUPERVISE THE ACTIVITIES
OF THE COUNCIL STAFF; AND