§ 5-101. Position
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MD Code, State Government, § 5-101
§ 5-101. Position
(a) There is a Treasurer of the State, as provided in Article VI, § 1 of the Maryland Constitution.
(b)(1) The General Assembly may designate a committee to consider the qualifications of the candidates and procedures for the casting of ballots for the appointment.
(c) If the General Assembly designates a committee under subsection (b) of this section, the committee shall report to the General Assembly on the qualifications of the candidates for the Office of Treasurer and recommend one of the candidates to the General Assembly for the appointment as Treasurer.
(d)(1) During the first session following the election of new members to the General Assembly, the General Assembly shall meet in joint session to appoint the Treasurer.
(e)(1) The appointment of the Treasurer by the General Assembly shall be determined by a majority of the membership present and voting of the Senate and the House, sitting jointly.
(ii) Before ballots are distributed, the Reading Clerk shall read the letter of recommendation, if any, from the joint committee for which provision is made in subsection (c) of this section. Once read, the joint session shall immediately proceed with the balloting. Nominating speeches may not be made from the floor.
(4) The Rules of the House of Delegates, as adopted for the session at which the State Treasurer is appointed, shall govern the proceedings of the joint session or sessions. The members of the General Assembly, sitting jointly, shall determine any other procedure necessary for the casting of ballots for the appointment of the Treasurer.
Added by Acts 1984, c. 284, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 319, § 1, eff. July 1, 1991; Acts 1995, c. 440, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, c. 635, § 9, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 636, § 9, eff. July 1, 1997.
MD Code, State Government, § 5-101, MD STATE GOVT § 5-101
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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