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Article - Criminal Procedure


    (a)    There is a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services.

    (b)    (1)    The Board consists of five members.

        (2)    Of the five members of the Board:

            (i)    one shall be a family member of a homicide victim;

            (ii)    no more than four may belong to the same political party; and

            (iii)    one shall have been admitted to practice law in the State for at least 5 years immediately preceding the appointment.

        (3)    The Executive Director shall appoint the members of the Board, with the approval of the Governor and the advice and consent of the Senate.

    (c)    (1)    The term of a member is 5 years.

        (2)    A member who is appointed to fill a vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term serves for the rest of the unexpired term.

    (d)    (1)    With the approval of the Governor, the Executive Director shall designate one member of the Board as chairman.

        (2)    The chairman serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director.

    (e)    (1)    Each member of the Board shall devote the time necessary to perform the duties listed under this subtitle.

        (2)    Each member of the Board is entitled to:

            (i)    compensation in accordance with the State budget; and

            (ii)    reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations, as provided in the State budget.

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