Violeta R. de la Pena, Chair (chosen by Governor)
Appointed by Governor: Jacqueline R. Agtuca, Esq.; Robert L. Cosby, Jr., Ph.D.; Leronia A. Josey, Esq.; Lt. O. Ben Lieu; Saswati Paul, Esq.; J. John (Sunny) Wycliffe; W. Andrew Youn, Esq.; Hugo A. Zia, Esq.; two vacancies.
Appointed by Senate President: Delores G. Kelley
Appointed by House Speaker: David M. Valderrama
Ex officio: Carolyn H. Henneman, designee of Attorney General; Capt. Kenneth E. Ward, designee of Secretary of State Police.
Contact: Shu-Ping Chan
c/o Office of Asian-Pacific American Affairs
Dept. of Human Resources
311 West Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence was created in 1995 (Chapter 311, Acts of 1995) and reformed in 1997 (Chapter 395, Acts of 1997).
The Task Force is to devise a plan to prevent and reduce the incidence of violence against Asian Americans. The Task Force also will examine the problem of anti-Asian violence in Maryland and legal remedies for it; review the efforts of other states to combat violence; and develop public education programs to counteract biased anti-Asian sentiments.
The Task Force consists of fifteen members. The Office of Asian-Pacific American Affairs provides staff for the Task Force (Code 1957, Art. 41, sec. 18-308).
July 10, 1998
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