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Article - State Government


    The Commission shall:

        (1)    assess the challenges facing LGBTQIA+ communities;

        (2)    collect data across State agencies on:

            (i)    the implementation of policies that are inclusive of LGBTQIA+ identities; and

            (ii)    complaints alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity;

        (3)    study and establish best practices for inclusion of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities;

        (4)    inform the Executive and Legislative branches of State government of issues concerning LGBTQIA+ persons;

        (5)    offer testimony on issues concerning LGBTQIA+ persons before legislative and administrative bodies;

        (6)    act as a clearinghouse for activities to avoid duplication of efforts;

        (7)    create surveys and appoint advisory committees in the fields of:

            (i)    education;

            (ii)    social sciences;

            (iii)    labor and employment laws and policies;

            (iv)    law enforcement;

            (v)    health and safety;

            (vi)    new and expanded services;

            (vii)    legal rights;

            (viii)    family relations;

            (ix)    human relations; and

            (x)    volunteer services; and

        (8)    publish, in accordance with § 2–1257 of this article, an annual report, and any other material the Commission considers necessary, that includes recommendations on policies for LGBTQIA+ adults and youth that work to end discriminatory practices in the State.

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