2020 Maryland Statutes
Title 12 - Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators
Subtitle 2 - State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators
Section 12-202 - Membership

    (a)    (1)    The Board consists of 11 members.

        (2)    With the advice and consent of the Senate, the Governor shall appoint 8 members who represent one or more of the following:

            (i)    Municipal government;

            (ii)    County government;

            (iii)    A sanitary or a metropolitan commission;

            (iv)    Waterworks supervision;

            (v)    Wastewater works or industrial wastewater works supervision;

            (vi)    Agriculture;

            (vii)    Industrial wastewater works superintendents; and

            (viii)    The Maryland Environmental Service.

        (3)    The Secretary shall appoint:

            (i)    1 engineer member from the Department; and

            (ii)    2 public members who represent the community at large.

    (b)    Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.

    (c)    (1)    The term of a member appointed by the Governor is 4 years.

        (2)    The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Board on July 1, 1981. The terms of those members end as follows:

            (i)    Three in 1982;

            (ii)    One in 1983;

            (iii)    One in 1984; and

            (iv)    Two in 1985.

        (3)    At the end of a term, a member appointed by the Governor continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (4)    A member who is appointed by the Governor after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

    (d)    The members appointed by the Secretary serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.

    (e)    The Governor may remove for incompetence or misconduct a member appointed by the Governor.

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