With the enactment in 2016 of the Alcoholic Beverages
Article, the last revised article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Office
of Policy Analysis fulfilled its statutory duty to “complete the formal
revision of statutory law for the General Assembly.”
The goals of code revision are clarity in expression and
arrangement, accuracy in translating the source law without substantive change,
and consistency internally and with the other revised articles of the code.
Each section of a revised article is followed by a revisor’s note that
identifies the former law that the revised section replaced and explains any
significant changes made in the revision process.
For additional information on the history and background of
the code revision process, please access the links below.
History and Background of Code Revision
How Modern Code Revision Began in Maryland
Structural Changes to Managing the Code Revision Project
The Results of the Modern Code Revision Effort
The Value of the Modern Code Revision Project
The Future of Code Revision
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