The Future of Code Revision
Although the formal code revision process ended with the
enactment of the Alcoholic Beverages Article, the statutory duties of the
Office of Policy Analysis still include:
making recommendations for the reclassification, rearrangement,
renumbering, rewording, and other formal revision of the public general laws of
maintaining the clarity, simplicity, and consistency of style of
Accordingly, the office intends to continue the process
utilizing a more targeted, limited approach to revise discrete areas of the law
in need of revision.
Note: The material in the discussion of Code Revision
relating to its history and background, how modern code revision began in
Maryland, and structural changes to managing the code revision project was
derived or taken directly from a written presentation by the Honorable Alan M.
Wilner of the Court of Appeals (retired) given on February 14, 1994, and
entitled “Blame It All on Nero: Code Creation and Revision in Maryland.”