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§ 3-205. Budget

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, § 3-205
§ 3-205. Budget
(a) The Secretary of Budget and Management shall provide to a Governor-elect:
(1) the information requested by the Governor-elect that is the basis for the proposed budget to be submitted by the Governor-elect for the next fiscal year; and
(2) after completion of the proposed budget:
(i) a copy of the proposed budget; and
(ii) all facilities that the Governor-elect reasonably needs to become familiar with the proposed budget.
Changes authorized
(b)(1) After the Governor-elect reviews the proposed budget, the Governor-elect may prepare proposed additions and other changes.
(2) The Secretary of Budget and Management shall:
(i) on request of the Governor-elect, help prepare the proposed changes;
(ii) have printed as many copies of the proposed changes as the Governor-elect requests;
(iii) on or before the 1st day of the regular session of the General Assembly, compile a summary of the proposed changes; and
(iv) on request of the Governor-elect, distribute the copies of the proposed changes to the appropriate agencies and officials.
Assistance by State units
(c) Immediately following the meeting of the Board of State Canvassers, the Governor-elect may call upon any unit of the Executive Branch to assist in developing the Governor-elect's budget for the next ensuing fiscal year.
Initial and final budgets
(d) The initial preparation of the budget shall be at the direction of the incumbent Governor. The preparation of the final budget shall be at the direction of the Governor-elect who shall submit it to the General Assembly as provided by Article III, § 52 of the Maryland Constitution.
Proposed budget
(e) The Governor whose term is ending may not submit a proposed budget to the General Assembly.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 284, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 615, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 349, § 13, eff. July 1, 1996.
Formerly Art. 41, § 15-I.
MD Code, State Government, § 3-205, MD STATE GOVT § 3-205
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 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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