The Results of the Modern Code Revision Effort


Since the enactment of the first revised articles at the first special session of the General Assembly in 1973, 36 revised articles have become law as follows:


Agriculture, Alcoholic Beverages Business Occupations and Professions, Business Regulation, Commercial Law, Corporations and Associations, Correctional Services, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Economic Development, Education, Election Law, Environment, Estates and Trusts, Family Law, Financial Institutions, General Provisions, Health – General, Health Occupations, Housing and Community Development, Human Services, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Land Use, Local Government, Natural Resources, Public Safety, Public Utilities, Real Property, State Finance and Procurement, State Government, State Personnel and Pensions, Tax – General, Tax – Property, and Transportation.


In the 2008 session, as part of the code revision process, three new titles were added to the Criminal Procedure Article, revising the laws relating to the State Prosecutor, State’s Attorneys, and the Public Defender.


In the 2009 session, a new title was added to the State Government Article that revised the laws relating to the Maryland Human Relations Commission (later renamed the Commission on Civil Rights), the State’s antidiscrimination statutes.


In the 2010 session, a new division was added to the Public Utility Companies Article that revised the laws relating to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), a State agency that essentially operates as a public utility that supplies water and sewerage service largely to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.  Because technically the WSSC is not a public utility company, the article name was changed to Public Utilities.