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GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPENSATION COMMISSION


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Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff: Simon G. Powell

c/o Office of Policy Analysis, Dept. of Legislative Services
Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 946-5510, (301) 970-5510; fax: (410) 946-5529, (301) 970-5529
e-mail: simon.powell@mlis.state.md.us

The General Assembly Compensation Commission was authorized in 1970 by Constitutional amendment (Chapter 576, Acts of 1970, ratified November 3, 1970). Every four years, the Commission reviews and proposes any changes to the compensation and allowances due members of the General Assembly. The Legislature may reduce but not increase the amounts proposed.

For 2009, the annual salary of a legislator is $43,500. The 2009 salary for the Senate President and the House Speaker is $56,500. The next change in compensation may be recommended by the Commission to the General Assembly in the 2010 legislative session.

The Commission consists of nine members who serve four-year terms. Five members are appointed by the Governor; two by the Senate President; and two by the House Speaker. Officers and employees of the State or local governments are not eligible for appointment (Const., Art. III, sec. 15).

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