GOVERNOR'S SALARY COMMISSION

George L. Russell, Jr., Esq., Chair, 2000

Appointed by Senate President: Edward G. Banks, Jr., Esq.; Kenneth P. Reichard; Ralph E. Updike, M.D. Terms expire 2000.

Appointed by House Speaker: Neil W. Brayton, D.D.S.; David Dager; George L. Russell, Jr., Esq. Terms expire 2000.

Ex officio: Richard N. Dixon, State Treasurer

Staff: James L. Stoops

c/o Department of Legislative Services
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3759

The Governor's Salary Commission was authorized by Constitutional amendment ratified by the voters on November 2, 1976 (Chapter 543, Acts of 1976). The Commission recommends to the General Assembly the salaries of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. These recommendations are presented as a legislative joint resolution and must be introduced no later than the fifteenth day of the regular session every fourth year. The General Assembly may adopt or reduce the Commission's proposed salaries, but may not increase them. If the General Assembly fails to adopt or amend the joint resolution within fifty calendar days after its introduction, the salaries proposed by the Commission shall apply. Salaries recommended by the Commission and endorsed by the General Assembly begin at the next term of the Governor. If the Commission fails to provide salary recommendations, no salary changes can be made.

For the term of office from 1995 to 1999, the Governor's salary is $120,000 and the salary of the Lieutenant Governor is $100,000.

The Commission's seven members include the State Treasurer, three appointees of the Senate President, and three appointees of the House Speaker. Members serve four-year terms (Const., Art. II, secs. 1A, 21, 21A).

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