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George L. Russell, Jr., Esq., Chair (chosen by Commission)

Appointed by Senate President to 4-year terms: Barry P. Gossett; Robert R. Neall; James L. Shea, Esq. Terms expire 2008.

Appointed by House Speaker to 4-year terms: John W. Dillon; George L. Russell, Jr., Esq.; Albert Winchester III. Terms expire 2008.

Ex officio: Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer

Staff: James L. Stoops; David A. Smulski.

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Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Governor's Salary Commission was authorized in 1976 by Constitutional amendment (Chapter 543, Acts of 1976, ratified November 2, 1976). The Commission recommends to the General Assembly the salaries of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. These recommendations are presented as a legislative joint resolution and must be introduced no later than the fifteenth day of the regular session every fourth year. The General Assembly may adopt or reduce the Commission's proposed salaries, but may not increase them. If the General Assembly fails to adopt or amend the joint resolution within fifty calendar days after its introduction, the salaries proposed by the Commission shall apply. Salaries recommended by the Commission and endorsed by the General Assembly begin at the next term of the Governor. If the Commission fails to provide salary recommendations, no salary changes can be made (Const., Art. II, secs. 1A, 21, 21A).

For the term of office beginning in January 2007, the Governor's annual salary is $150,000 and the annual salary of the Lieutenant Governor is $125,000.

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