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CRIMINAL LAW ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Alan M. Wilner, Chair (410) 887-2678
Jose F. Anderson; Julia D. Bernhardt, Esq.; Lowell R. Bowen, Esq.; Thomas K. Clancy, Esq.; Timothy J. Doory; Cathy Brice Hirsch, Esq.; Deborah E. Jennings, Esq.; Michael D. Mason; Thelma J. Triplin, Esq.

Started in 1998, the Criminal Law Article Review Committee revised the substantive provisions of Article 27, addressing crimes and related penalties. Revisions were completed for the 2002 legislative session and adopted (Chapter 26, Acts of 2002).

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ARTICLE ADDITIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Alan M. Wilner, Chair
Nancy S. Forster, Esq.; Antonio Gioia, Esq.; Robert N. McDonald, Esq.; Robert A. Rohrbaugh, Esq.; Rodney C. Warren, Esq.; Frank R. Weathersbee, Esq.

Staff: Andrew M. Lantner (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In 2007, the Criminal Procedure Article Additions Review Committee was formed. The Committee revised and recodified certain provisions relating to the Offices of Public Defender, State's Attorneys, and State Prosecutor. The provisions were considered during the 2008 legislative session (Chapter 13 & 15, Acts of 2008).

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Paul E. Alpert, Chair
Ann N. Bosse; Russell P. Butler; Arthur A. Delano, Jr.; Eric M. Johnson; Bruce P. Martin; Sharon A. H. May; Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq.; Alan Poulson; Judith S. Sachwald; Denise O. Shaffer; Dennis M. Sweeney.

The Criminal Procedures Article Review Committee was created in 1998 to review procedures now outlined in Article 27 that apply in criminal cases. These procedures cover arrests, trials, sentencing, criminal records, and forfeitures. The Committee also revised sections relating to the treatment of victims and witnesses.

With the adoption of the Criminal Procedure Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Committee concluded its work in 2001 (Chapter 10, Acts of 2001).

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Susanne Brogan, Esq., Chair
Avery Aisenstark, Esq.; David S. Iannucci, Esq.; Elizabeth A. McKennon, Esq.; Norman E. Parker, Jr., Esq.; William R. Varga, Esq.

Staff: Robert K. Smith (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

Initiated in 2003, the Economic Development Article Review Committee revised laws relating to economic development, including those concerned with the Department of Business and Economic Development. The Economic Development Article was introduced and passed in the 2008 legislative session.

ELECTION LAW ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Anne S. Perkins, Esq., Chair
George Beall, Esq.; Judson P. Garrett, Jr., Esq.; Donald B. Robertson, Esq.; Robert A. Zarnoch, Esq.

The Election Law Article Review Committee began in 1998. Its revisions to the Elections Article (Art. 33) were adopted during the 2002 legislative session (Chapter 291, Acts of 2002).

HOUSING ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Franklin B. Olmsted, Esq., Chair
Judith A. Armold, Esq.; Paul Casey; James A. Kenney III; Evelyn Pasquier; Thomas P. Perkins III; Patricia R. Sylvester.

Staff: Andrew M. Lantner (410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350

In October 2002, the Housing Article Review Committee began its work. The Division I of the Housing and Community Development Article was introduced and passed in the 2005 legislative session (Chapter 26, Acts of 2005). Division II of that article was passed in the 2006 session (Chapter 63, Acts of 2006).

HUMAN SERVICES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq., Chair
Kathleen M. Boucher, Esq.; Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman; Hannah E. M. Lieberman, Esq.; Mary Pizzo, Esq.; Catherine M. Shultz, Esq.

Staff: Susan H. Russell (410) 946-5510, (301) 970-5510

The Human Services Article Review Committee was formed in 2003. The Committee revised laws relating to the Department of Aging; the Department of Human Resources; the Department of Juvenile Services; social services and local departments of social services; public assistance; community services; individuals with disabilities; the Office of Children, Youth, and Families; and the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. The Committee presented the Human Services Article during the 2007 legislative session, and it was enacted as Chapter 3, Acts of 2007.

PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Appointed by Code Revision Committee:
Raymond G. Thieme, Jr., Chair
Mary Ellen Barbera; Jana C. Burch, Esq.; Stuart M. Nathan, Esq.; Evelyn W. Pasquier, Esq.; Roger D. Redden, Esq.; Robert J. Steinberg.

Formed in 1999, the Public Safety Article Review Committee revised laws governing the Department of State Police; the State Fire Marshal and the State Fire Prevention Commission; building codes; emergency management; explosives; firearms and fire safety; and the militia. Revisions to current laws were introduced in the 2003 legislative session and adopted by the General Assembly (Chapter 5, Acts of 2003).

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