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Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 6-204

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(a) The Commission consists of the following 19 members:

(1) a chairman, appointed by the Governor;

(2)(i) the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals;  or

(ii) a judge or former judge of the Court of Appeals or the Court of Special Appeals designated by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals;

(3) one circuit court judge, appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals;

(4) one District Court judge, appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals;

(5) the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee;

(6) one State's Attorney who is recommended by the President of the Maryland State's Attorneys Association, appointed by the Governor;

(7) the Public Defender or the Public Defender's designee;

(8) a criminal defense attorney who is recommended by the President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, appointed by the Governor;

(9) two members of the State Senate, including at least one member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, appointed by the President of the Senate;

(10) two members of the House of Delegates, including at least one member of the House Judiciary Committee, appointed by the Speaker of the House;

(11) the Secretary of the Department or the Secretary's designee;

(12) one representative from a victims' advocacy group, appointed by the Governor;

(13) one representative from law enforcement, appointed by the Governor;

(14) one member with a background in criminal justice or corrections policy who is a recognized expert in the field and who is appointed by the Governor;

(15) one representative of local correctional facilities, appointed by the Governor;  and

(16) two representatives of the public, appointed by the Governor.

(b)(1) The term of an appointed member is 4 years.

(2) The terms of the appointed members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Commission on October 1, 2001.

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

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

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