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§ 3-202. Legislative policy

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState Government

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Governor and Lieutenant Governor (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Gubernatorial Transitions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, State Government, § 3-202
§ 3-202. Legislative policy
Findings
(a) The General Assembly finds that, since a disruption of continuity in the conduct of the affairs of the State government could be detrimental to the safety and welfare of the State and its people, the transfer of executive power, in connection with the expiration of the term of a Governor and the inauguration of another Governor, must be carried out in a manner that ensures continuity.
Purpose
(b) The purpose of this subtitle is to promote the orderly transfer of executive power.
Intent
(c) The General Assembly intends that:
(1) appropriate action be taken to avoid or to minimize any disruption of continuity in the conduct of the affairs of the State government; and
(2) in addition to the specific provisions of this subtitle, each State officer, in conducting the affairs of the State government:
(i) consider the problems that result from a transfer of executive power;
(ii) take appropriate and lawful action to avoid or to minimize any disruption; and
(iii) otherwise promote an orderly transfer of executive power.

Credits

Added by Acts 1984, c. 284, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984.
Formerly Art. 41, § 15F.
MD Code, State Government, § 3-202, MD STATE GOVT § 3-202
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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