Article - Environment
(a) There is a Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission in the Department.
(b) (1) The Commission consists of 19 members.
(2) Of the members:
(i) One shall be a member of the Senate of Maryland, appointed by the President of the Senate;
(ii) One shall be a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, appointed by the Speaker of the House; and
(iii) 17 shall be appointed by the Governor as follows:
1. The Secretary or the Secretary’s designee;
2. The Secretary of Health or the Secretary’s designee;
3. The Secretary of Housing and Community Development or the Secretary’s designee;
4. The Maryland Insurance Commissioner or the Commissioner’s designee;
5. The Director of the Early Childhood Development Division, State Department of Education, or the Director’s designee;
6. A representative of local government;
7. A representative of a nonprofit organization that works on lead poisoning prevention issues in the State;
8. A representative of owners of rental property located in Baltimore City built before 1950;
9. A representative of owners of rental property located outside Baltimore City built before 1950;
10. A representative of owners of rental property built after 1949;
11. A representative of a child health or youth advocacy group;
12. A health care provider;
13. A child advocate;
14. A parent of a lead poisoned child;
15. A lead hazard identification professional;
16. A representative of child care providers; and
17. A representative of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(3) In appointing members to the Commission, the Governor shall give due consideration to appointing members representing geographically diverse jurisdictions across the State.
(c) (1) (i) The term of a member appointed by the Governor is 4 years.
(ii) A member appointed by the President and Speaker serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer.
(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for the members of the Commission on October 1, 1994.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the remainder of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.