Generally, the law creating an independent agency originates with the General Assembly, but occasionally an agency is formed pursuant to a mandate of the United States Congress. While statutorily distinct from principal departments of State government, independent agencies may receive budgetary or administrative support from them.
Maryland Environmental Service, 259 Najoles Road, Millersville, Maryland, August 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, Advisory Boards
Interstate Agencies (Maryland memberships)
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland at a Glance
July 6, 2007
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