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Maryland Code, Correctional Services § 6-206

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Article V. Powers and Duties of the Interstate Commission.

The Interstate Commission shall have the following powers:

(1) To adopt a seal and suitable bylaws governing the management and operation of the Interstate Commission;

(2) To promulgate rules which shall have the force and effect of statutory law and shall be binding in the compacting state to the extent and in the manner provided in this Compact;

(3) To oversee, supervise, and coordinate the interstate movement of offenders subject to the terms of this Compact and any bylaws adopted and rules promulgated by the Compact Commission;

(4) To enforce compliance with Compact provisions, Interstate Commission rules, and bylaws, using all necessary and proper means, including but not limited to, the use of judicial process;

(5) To establish and maintain offices;

(6) To purchase and maintain insurance and bonds;

(7) To borrow, accept, or contract for services of personnel, including, but not limited to, members and their staffs;

(8) To establish and appoint committees and hire staff which it deems necessary for the carrying out of its functions including, but not limited to, an executive committee as required by Article III of this Compact which shall have the power to act on behalf of the Interstate Commission in carrying out its powers and duties hereunder;

(9) To elect or appoint such officers, attorneys, employees, agents, or consultants, and to fix their compensation, define their duties and determine their qualifications;  and to establish the Interstate Commission's personnel policies and programs relating to, among other things, conflicts of interest, rates of compensation, and qualifications of personnel;

(10) To accept any and all donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services, and to receive, utilize, and dispose of same;

(11) To lease, purchase, accept contributions or donations of, or otherwise to own, hold, improve or use any property, real, personal, or mixed;

(12) To sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of any property, real, personal or mixed;

(13) To establish a budget and make expenditures and levy dues as provided in Article X of this Compact;

(14) To sue and be sued;

(15) To provide for dispute resolution among compacting states;

(16) To perform such functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this Compact;

(17) To report annually to the legislatures, governors, judiciary, and state councils of the compacting states concerning the activities of the Interstate Commission during the preceding year.  Such reports shall also include any recommendations that may have been adopted by the Interstate Commission;

(18) To coordinate education, training, and public awareness regarding the interstate movement of offenders for officials involved in such activity;  and

(19) To establish uniform standards for the reporting, collecting, and exchanging of data.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Correctional Services § 6-206 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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