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§ 9.5-503. Membership

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 9.5. Governor's Office of Community Initiatives (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Commission on Lgbtq Affairs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, State Government, § 9.5-503
§ 9.5-503. Membership
Appointment of members
(a) The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b) The members shall:
(1) to the extent practicable, be members of the LGBTQ community;
(2) include at least two transgender individuals;
(3) to the extent practicable, reflect the gender, racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of the State;
(4) know about issues facing LGBTQ communities and be sensitive to the problems of LGBTQ communities;
(5) be representatives of the State's LGBTQ communities or have an interest in the success of LGBTQ communities; and
(6) provide value to the work of the Commission.
(c)(1) The term of a member is 4 years.
(2) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(3) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a member may be reappointed.
(2) A member who has served two consecutive 4-year terms may not be reappointed until at least 1 year has elapsed after the end of the previous term.
(e) The Governor may remove a member for incompetence or misconduct.
Deemed resignation
(f) A member who fails to attend at least 50% of the regularly scheduled meetings during a 12-month period shall be considered to have resigned from the Commission.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 648, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, State Government, § 9.5-503, MD STATE GOVT § 9.5-503
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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