2003 LAWS OF MARYLAND
statute amended, repealed, or transferred by this Act as though the repeal,
amendment, or transfer had not occurred. If a change in nomenclature involves a
change in name or designation of any State unit, the successor unit shall be
considered in all respects as having the powers and obligations granted the former
SECTION 18. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the continuity of every
commission, office, department, agency, or other unit is retained. The personnel,
records, files, furniture, fixtures, and other properties and all appropriations, credits,
assets, liabilities, and obligations of each retained unit are continued as the
personnel, records, files, furniture, fixtures, properties, appropriations, credits,
assets, liabilities, and obligations of the unit under the laws enacted by this Act.
SECTION 19: AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That/except as expressly
provided to the contrary in this Act, any person licensed, registered, certified, or
issued a permit or certificate by any commission, office, department, agency, or other
unit established or continued by any statute amended, repealed, or transferred by
this Act is considered for all purposes to be licensed, registered, certified, or issued a
permit or certificate by the appropriate unit continued under this Act for the duration
of the term for which the license, registration, certification, or permit was issued, and
may renew that authorization in accordance with the appropriate renewal provisions
of this Act.
SECTION 20. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED,. That this Act does not
rescind, supersede, change, or modify any rule adopted by the Court of Appeals that is
or was in effect on the effective date of this Act concerning the practice and procedure
in and the administration of the appellate courts and the other courts of this State.
SECTION 21. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the publisher of the
Annotated Code of Maryland, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the
Department of Legislative Services, shall correct, with no further action required by
the General Assembly, cross-references and terminology rendered incorrect by this
Act or by any other Act of the General Assembly of 2003 that affects provisions
enacted by this Act. The publisher shall adequately describe any such correction in an
editor's note following the section affected.
SECTION 22. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect
October 1, 2003.
Approved April 8, 2003.
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