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Part Two The Maryland Constitution and Commentary, Art.VI Treasury Department

From: The Maryland State Constitution

Dan Friedman

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 May 2021

Article VI of the Maryland Constitution creates the Treasury Department with two constitutional officers: the Comptroller, elected directly by the people; and the Treasurer, elected by the General Assembly. This article is unchanged, in most respects, since it was first incorporated into the Maryland Constitution in 1851.1 Prior to the constitutional convention in 1967–1968, the constitutional convention commission recommended deleting both the Comptroller and the Treasurer from the constitution, thus strengthening the powers of the Governor.2 The constitutional...
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