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1868, c. 70. 1870, c. 411. 1872, c. 211.
Stationery to members.
9. It shall not be lawful for the State librarian to furnish any member of the General Assembly an amount of stationery to exceed in value more than twenty-five dollars, and any member may, at election, take such amount either in stationery or money, or in both to said amount.
5 Md. 423; 1856, c. 314; 32 Md. 387.
The State librarian shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall hold his office during the term of the governor, by whom he shall have been appointed, and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. His salary shall be fifteen hundred dollars a year; and he shall perform such duties as are now, or may hereafter be prescribed by law; and no appropriation shall be made by law, to pay for any clerk, or assistant to the librarian: And it shall be the duty of the legislature, at its first session after the adoption of this Constitution, to pass a law regulating the mode and manner in which the books in the library shall be kept and accounted for by the librarian, and requiring the librarian to give a bond, in such penalty as the legislature may prescribe, for the proper discharge of his duties.
Art. 55, s. 1. 1852, c. 172, s. 3. Before whom to take oath.
Id. s. 2.
1826, c. 53, s. 3. Bond.
1. The State librarian shall take and subscribe before the governor the oaths prescribed by the Constitution.
2. He shall give bond to the State of Maryland in such sum, and with such security, as the committees of the Senate and House of How approved. Delegates on the library approve, for the safe keeping of the books,
maps, documents, and furniture of the library, and for the faithful discharge of his trust, according to such regulations as shall from time to time be established as herein directed; which bond shall be deposited in the executive chamber.
1847, c. 53, s. 2. filled.
3. In case of the death, disqualification, resignation, or removal Id. s. 3. from the State, of the librarian during the recess of the General As- Vacancies, how sembly, the governor shall fill the vacancy; and the person so ap- 10 Md. 451. pointed shall continue in office until the next meeting of the General Assembly, giving bond and security as aforesaid, to be approved by the governor.
Id. s. 4.
4. The State Library shall be kept in that part of the Statehouse 1833, c. 147. heretofore assigned and used for the purpose.
5. The librarian shall not allow any book, map, or document to be taken out of said library, except by the executive, members of the General Assembly, and judges of the Court of Appeals.
Id. s. 5.
1826, c. 53, s. 4.
may be taken out of library.
Duties of libra
6. He shall have bound the laws, journals, and documents of the 1969, c. 387. General Assembly, and shall distribute and forward the same, when rian, distribubound, under the direction of the governor, to the persons entitled tion of laws, ete. by law to receive the same, that is to say, to the governor of the State of Maryland, one copy of each; to the comptroller, treasurer, commissioner of the Land Office, and superintendent of labor and agriculture, each one copy of the laws; to the Court of Appeals, one copy of the laws for the office of the clerk, and one copy for each judge; to the library of Congress, two copies of the laws, journals, and documents; to the executive department of each State and Territory of the Union, one copy of the laws, documents, and journals; to the directors of the Maryland Penitentiary, one copy of the laws; to the mayor and city council of the city of Baltimore, two copies of the laws; to the chief judge and each of the associate judges of the Court of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, one copy of the laws; to the clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, the clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the clerk of the Criminal Court for Baltimore City, and the clerk of the Baltimore City Court, one copy of the laws for the use of their respective offices, and three copies of the journals and documents for the inspection of the citizens; to the register of wills for Baltimore city, one copy of the laws; for each judge of the Orphans' Court, one copy of the laws, and one copy for the office; one copy of the laws for each justice of the peace in and for the city of Baltimore; to the clerks of the Circuit Courts for the several counties, one copy of the laws for office use, and three copies of the journals and documents for the inspection of the citizens; to each of the associate judges of the several judicial circuits, except the eighth circuit, one copy of the laws; one copy of the laws, journals, and documents for each member of the General Assembly; one copy for the office of the county commissioners; one copy for each judge of the Orphans' Court, and one copy for each justice of the peace in and for their respective counties; the said
1870, c. 272. Disposition of laws, etc.
Art. 55, s. 8.
1853, c. 36, s. 7.
copies to be delivered by the clerks of the Circuit Courts and the clerk of the City Court of Baltimore.
7. The remaining copies of the laws, journals, and documents shall be subject to the disposition of the committee appointed by virtue of the twelfth section of this article.
8. The librarian shall deliver to each public circulating library or library association which may make application therefor, and to the public libraries. Maryland Historical Society, one copy of the laws, journals, and documents, and other official publications of the State; provided, there be at the time of the application more than fifty copies of the volume applied for in the library.
1868, c. 387.
Art. 55, s. 10.
Id. s. 15.
9. The Maryland Reports shall be distributed by the librarian in the following manner, that is to say: To the Court of Appeals, two copies for the office and one for each of the judges thereof; to each of the associate judges of the Circuit Courts of the several counties, to the chief judge and the associate judges of the Court of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, one copy each for the use of their respective offices; to the clerks of the Circuit Courts for the several counties and of the city of Baltimore, and the clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, the clerk of the City Court of Baltimore, and the clerk of the Criminal Court of Baltimore, one copy each; to the registers of wills throughout the State, for the use of the registers of wills and Orphans' Court, one copy; to the commissioner of the Land Office, one copy; to the executive chamber, one copy; to the superintendent of labor and agriculture, one copy; to the library of Congress, two copies; to the General Assembly, eight copies; and to the executive department of each State in the Union, one copy.
10. The remainder of said Reports shall be deposited in the State Library.
11. The librarian shall prepare a system of rules and regulations 1856, c. 314, s. 4. for the more effectual security of the public buildings within the security of pub- Statehouse circle, and for the government of the watch when on lic buildings. duty; and the watchman, when on duty, shall execute the same, on pain of removal from office for neglect of duty.
1870, c. 272.
chase of books
12. The sum of five hundred dollars shall be appropriated annupriation for pur- ally for the purchase of books and maps for the augmentation of the library, to be expended under the direction of the committee named in the act of 1872, c 272, or their successors, appointed by the Court of Appeals.
1870, c. 272.
13. The said committee shall establish such rules and regulations Rules for State relative to the State Library as to them may seem proper, and may alter and amend the same from time to time; provided, such rules and regulations be not inconsistent with law. And in the event of a vacancy occurring in said committee by resignation or otherwise, the same shall be immediately notified by the remaining members to the Court of Appeals, who are hereby authorized and required to fill said vacancy forthwith.
Vacancy in committee.
ARTICLE 9. COMPTROLLER.
1. Comptroller and treasurer; salaries; terms of office; vacancy; office; bond.
2. Comptroller's duties; revenue and laws; collection of taxes; delinquent collectors; forms of accounts; warrants for money; reports to legislature.
3. Treasurer's duties; receive and deposit moneys; banks to give security; disburse
ments; warrants; transfer of bonds; loss
4. Treasurer to render accounts to comptroller
5. When comptroller and treasurer to qualify.
SECTION 1. There shall be a Treasury Department, consisting of a comp- Comptroller troller, chosen by the qualified electors of the State, at each regular election of and treasurer. members of the House of Delegates, who shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and a treasurer, to be appointed by the two Salaries $2500 houses of the legislature, at each regular session thereof, on joint ballot, who 4 Md. 189; 1853, shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and the c. 403; 1852, c. terms of office of the said comptroller and treasurer shall be for two years, and Terms two until their successors shall qualify; and neither of the said officers shall be years. allowed, or receive any fees, commissions, or perquisites of any kind, in addi- Perquisites not tion to his salary, for the performance of any duty or services whatsoever. In case of a vacancy in either of the offices, by death or otherwise, the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill such vacancy, by Vacancy. appointment, to continue until another election, or a choice by the legislature, as the case may be, and until the qualification of the successor. The comptroller and the treasurer shall keep their offices at the seat of government, and Office. shall take such oath, and enter into such bonds for the faithful discharge of Bond. their duties, as are now, or may hereafter be, prescribed by law.
accounts. Warrants for
SEC. 2. The comptroller shall have the general superintendence of the fiscal Comptroller's affairs of the State; he shall digest and prepare plans for the improvement and management of the revenue, and for the support of the public credit; prepare Revenue plans. and report estimates of the revenue and expenditures of the State; superintend Collection of and enforce the prompt collection of all taxes and revenue; adjust and settle, taxes. on terms prescribed by law, with delinquent collectors and receivers of taxes Delinquent and State revenue; preserve all public accounts; decide on the forms of keep- collectors. ing and stating accounts; grant, under regulations prescribed by law, all warrants for money to be paid out of the treasury, in pursuance of appropriations by law; and countersign all checks drawn by the treasurer upon any bank or banks, in which the moneys of the State may, from time to time, be deposited; prescribe the formalities of the transfer of stock, or other evidence of the State c. 56, 65; 1853, c. 82, 86; 14 Md. debt, and countersign the same, without which, such evidence shall not be 369. Valid; he shall make to the General Assembly full reports of all his proceedings, and of the state of the Treasury Department, within ten days after the Reports to commencement of each session; and perform such other duties as shall be legislature. prescribed by law.
1841, March ses
sion, c. 23; 1852,
SEC. 3. The treasurer shall receive the moneys of the State, and, until other- Treasurer's wise prescribed by law, deposit them, as soon as received, to the credit of the duties. State, in such bank or banks, as he may, from time to time, with the approval Receive and of the governor, select (the said bank or banks giving security, satisfactory to deposit moneys.
Banks to give security.
the governor, for the safe keeping and forthcoming, when required, of said deposits), and shall disburse the same for the purposes of the State, according Disbursements. to law, upon warrants drawn by the comptroller, and on checks, countersigned by him, and not otherwise; he shall take receipts for all moneys paid by him; and receipts for moneys received by him shall be indorsed upon warrants, signed by the comptroller; without which warrants, so signed, no acknowledgment of money received into the treasury shall be valid; and upon warrants, issued by the comptroller, he shall make arrangements for the payment of the interest of the public debt, and for the purchase thereof on account of the sinking fund. Every bond, certificate, or other evidence of the debt of the State, shall be signed by the treasurer, and countersigned by the comptroller; and no new certificate, or other evidence intended to replace another, shall be issued until the old one shall be delivered to the treasurer, and authority executed in due form for the transfer of the same filed in his office, and the transfer accordingly made on the books thereof, and the certificate or other evidence cancelled; but the legislature may make provisions for the loss of certificates, or other evidences of the debt; and may prescribe by law, the manner in which the treasurer shall receive and keep the moneys of the State.
Transfer of bonds.
Loss of bonds.
Treasurer to render accounts to comptroller, and to legislature.
When comptroller and treasurer
Governor may remove comptroller and treasurer.
SEC. 4. The treasurer shall render his accounts, quarterly, to the comptroller; and shall publish, monthly, in such newspapers as the governor may direct, an abstract thereof, showing the amount of cash on hand, and the place or places of deposit thereof; and on the third day of each regular session of the legislature, he shall submit to the Senate and House of Delegates fair and accurate copies of all accounts by him, from time to time, rendered and settled with the comptroller. He shall at all times, submit to the comptroller the inspection of the money in his hands, and perform all other duties that shall be prescribed by law.
SEC. 5. The comptroller shall qualify, and enter on the duties of his office, on the third Monday of January next succeeding the time of his election, or as soon thereafter as practicable. And the treasurer shall qualify within one month after his appointment by the legislature.
SEC. 6. Whenever during the recess of the legislature charges shall be preferred to the governor against the comptroller or treasurer, for incompetency, malfeasance in office, wilful neglect of duty, or misappropriation of the funds of the State, it shall be the duty of the governor forthwith to notify the party so charged, and fix a day for a hearing of said charges; and if, from the evidence taken, under oath, on said hearing before the governor, the said allegations shall be sustained, it shall be the duty of the governor to remove said offending officer, and appoint another in his place, who shall hold the office for the unexpired term of the officer so removed.
Board constituted of governor,comptroller, and treasurer.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.
1. Board constituted of governor, comptroller,
2. Vote stock; appoint directors; Chesapeake
3. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; exchange of State's interest for bonds; board may sell State's interest in other works; banks; Washington Branch; ratification by General Assembly.
SECTION 1. The governor, the comptroller of the treasury, and the treasurer shall constitute the Board of Public Works in this State. They shall keep a journal of their proceedings, and shall hold regular sessions in the city of