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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
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Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 291):
GENERAL REVISOR'S NOTE TO ARTICLE
The Department of Legislative Services is charged with revising the law in a clear, concise, and organized manner, without changing the effect of the law. One precept of revision has been that, once something is said, it should be said in the same way every time. To that end, the Election Law Article conformed the language and organization of this article to that of previously enacted revised articles to the extent possible.
The Election Law Article contains two components, the principal one is a thorough but nonsubstantive revision of the campaign finance provisions of law encompassed under former Article 33 and set out in Titles 13, 14, and 15 of the revised article. The other component consists of the provisions of Titles 1 through 12 and Title 16 of former Article 33 of the Code that became effective January 1, 1999. That material encompasses the substantive revision of the State election law that resulted from the work of the Commission to Revise the Election Code that was chaired by Marie Garber, a former State Administrator of Election Laws. The Election Law Article also makes clarifying and conforming amendments and technical changes to the Commission's work product to make it consistent with the revised language and terminology of the campaign finance law in Titles 13, 14, and 15 of this article.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2002 Legislation
Acts 2002, c. 291, §§ 6 to 10, 12, provide:
“SECTION 6. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the Revisor's Notes, Special Revisor's Notes, General Revisor's Notes, captions, and catchlines contained in this Act are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this Act.
“SECTION 7. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That nothing in this Act affects the term of office of an appointed or elected member of any commission, office, department, agency, or other unit. An individual who is a member of a unit on the effective date of this Act shall remain a member for the balance of the term to which appointed or elected, unless the member sooner dies, resigns, or is removed under provisions of law.
“SECTION 8. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That except as expressly provided to the contrary in this Act, any transaction or employment status affected by or flowing from any change of nomenclature or any statute amended, repealed, or transferred by this Act and validly entered into or existing before the effective date of this Act and every right, duty, or interest flowing from a statute amended, repealed, or transferred by this Act remains valid after the effective date of this Act and may be terminated, completed, consummated or enforced as required or allowed by any 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 unit.
“SECTION 9. 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 10. 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 12. 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.”
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