House Bill 690
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House Bill 690 

 
C8 81r2086

By Delegates Doory and Bozman
Introduced and read first time February 11, 1998
Assigned to Economic Matters


Committee Report Favorable with amendments
House action Adopted
Read second time March 19, 1998


CHAPTER 0500
1 AN ACT concerning
2 Maryland Tourism Development Board - Composition
3 FOR the purpose of increasing the membership of the Maryland Tourism
4 Development Board by adding two members appointed from the general public
5 private sector business community by the President of the Senate of Maryland
6 and the Speaker of the House of Delegates; and generally relating to the
7 composition of the Maryland Tourism Development Board.
8 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
9 Article 83A - Department of Business and Economic Development
10 Section 4-203
11 Annotated Code of Maryland
12 (1995 Replacement Volume and 1997 Supplement)
13 SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
14 MARYLAND, That the laws of Maryland read as follows:
15 Article 83A - Department of Business and Economic Development
16 4-203.
17 (a) There is a Maryland Tourism Development Board in the Department.
18 (b) (1) The Board consists of [15] 17 members appointed as follows:
19 (i ) 11 members shall be appointed by the Governor in consultation
20 with the Secretary and with the advice and consent of the Senate;

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[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.
Underlining indicates amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken from the bill amendment or deleted from the law
by amendment.

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1 (ii) [2] 3 members shall be appointed by the President of the
2 Senate of Maryland, 1 OF WHO SHALL BE FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC PRIVATE
3 SECTOR BUSINESS COMMUNITY; and
4 (iii) [2] 3 members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House
5 of Delegates, 1 OF WHOM SHALL BE FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR
6 BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

7 (2) 2 members of the Board at all times shall be members of the General
8 Assembly of Maryland, 1 a member of the Senate of Maryland appointed by the
9 President and the other a member of the House of Delegates appointed by the
10 Speaker.
11 (3) A member of the Board who is a member of the General Assembly
12 may not vote on matters before the Board relating to the exercise of the sovereign
13 powers of the State.
14 (4) In making the appointments, the Governor shall:
15 (i ) Ensure that each geographic region of the State is represented;
16 and
17 (ii) Give due consideration to the recommendations made by
18 representatives of the tourism industry and provide balanced representation of the
19 lodging, food service, transportation, and amusements and attractions sectors of the
20 tourism industry.
21 (c) (1) The term of a member is 3 years and begins on July 1.
22 (2) The terms of the members are staggered as required by the terms
23 provided for the members of the Board on July 1, 1993.
24 (3) Any member is eligible for reappointment, but after serving for 2
25 consecutive 3-year terms, a member may not be reappointed until the expiration of at
26 least one year after the termination of the member’s previous tenure. Vacancies shall
27 be filled immediately for the remainder of the unexpired portion of the term. A
28 member shall hold office until a successor has been appointed.
29 (4) A member of the General Assembly who is appointed to the Board by
30 the President or the Speaker serves until a successor is appointed.
31 (d) Each member of the Board appointed by the Governor serves at the
32 pleasure of the Governor. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation,
33 but each member shall be reimbursed for necessary travel and other expenses
34 incurred in the performance of official duties in accordance with the Standard State
35 Travel Regulations. The Board shall select annually from its membership a chairman,
36 4 vice-chairmen, 1 each to represent the lodging, food service, transportation, and
37 attractions sectors, and a secretary-treasurer.

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SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect October 1, 1998.