Baltimore City Delegation

Baltimore City Delegation

:"also see": Baltimore City Senate DelegationThe Baltimore City Delegation refers to the 18 delegates who are elected from districts in Baltimore City to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates in the United States. [cite web|url=|title=General Assembly: Delegations|publisher=Maryland State Archives|accessdate=2008-05-25] There are currently 6 legislative districts in Baltimore City with each having 3 delegates. The chairman of the delegation is chosen via an open ballot by the members of the delegation and usually serves for four years. The delegation usually meets weekly during the regular session of the Maryland General Assembly in the Baltimore City Delegation Room of the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. During the legislative interim, May through December, the delegation meets on an as needed basis.

Authority and responsibilities

The Baltimore City Delegation is responsible for representing the interests, needs and concerns of the City of Baltimore in the Maryland General Assembly. The first priority has been to ensure that sufficient state funds are granted to the city to support the funding of education and the construction and operation of public school facilities. Additionally, the delegation monitors state transportation trust funds allocated to the city for its transportation infrastructure. Every year, the Mayor of Baltimore provides of list of special projects that need to be funded through state loans (bonds); the Baltimore City Senate Delegation is responsible for passage of those projects in the General Assembly.

Maryland General Assembly legislative session actions



*cite web | title =General Assembly: House of Delegates | work =Maryland Manual Online | publisher =Maryland State Archives | date =2007 | url = | accessdate =2007-06-29
*cite web | title =General Assembly: Delegations | work =Maryland Manual Online | publisher =Maryland State Archives | date =2007 | url = | accessdate =2007-08-08

ee also

*Current members of the Maryland State Senate

External links

* [ Maryland General Assembly]

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