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§ 3-103.5. Assessment of the Board's operations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: July 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 3. Environmental Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Maryland Environmental Service (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 3-103.5
§ 3-103.5. Assessment of the Board's operations
In general
(a) On or before December 31, 2021, and each December 31 every 5 years thereafter, the Board shall obtain an assessment of the Board's operations by an independent consultant or accountant.
Contents of assessment
(b) The assessment required under subsection (a) of this section shall include an evaluation of:
(1) The structure of the Board, including the Board's:
(i) Composition;
(ii) Charter, bylaws, and other governing documents and procedures;
(iii) Diversity;
(iv) Subcommittees or workgroups; and
(v) Frequency of meetings;
(2) The dynamics and functioning of the Board, including:
(i) The Board's annual calendar;
(ii) Access to information;
(iii) Communication with Service personnel;
(iv) Planning; and
(v) Cohesiveness and conduct of Board meetings;
(3) The Board's role in the Service's short-term and long-term strategy;
(4) The financial reporting process, internal audit, and internal controls;
(5) The Board's role in monitoring the Service's policies, strategies, and systems;
(6) The Board's role in supporting and advising the Service;
(7) The role of the Chair of the Board; and
(8) Any other issue relevant to the Board's operations.
Duties of Board
(c) The Board shall:
(1) Review each assessment required under this section at a meeting of the Board; and
(2) Make any changes or recommendations that the Board considers appropriate based on the assessment.
Submittal of assessment to Governor and General Assembly; posting of assessment on website
(d)(1) The Board shall submit each assessment required under this section to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.
(2) The Service shall post a copy of each assessment on the Service's website, including a link to a copy of the most recent assessment on the homepage of the website.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 72, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 3-103.5, MD NAT RES § 3-103.5
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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