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Statute Text

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Article - General Provisions
§3–202.  
(a)    (1)   The Board consists of three members.
(2)   At least one of the members shall be an attorney admitted to the Maryland Bar.
(3)   The Governor shall appoint the members with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b)   From among the members of the Board, the Governor shall appoint a chair.
(c)    (1)   The term of a member is 3 years.
(2)   The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Board on October 1, 2014.
(3)   At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed.
(4)   A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed.
(5)   A member may not serve for more than two consecutive 3–year terms.