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History of Local Management Boards

The establishment of Local Management Boards was originally provided for in Article 49D that was enacted in 1990 and sunset on June 30, 2005. In response to the sunset of Article 49D, Executive Order 01.01.2005.34 was issued on June 9, 2005, establishing the Children’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Office for Children. During the 2006 Legislative Session, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 294/HB301 that re-codified the Local Management Boards. Bills were signed into law on May 2, 2006, re-establishing the Boards in Article 49D.  Effective October 1, 2007, Article 49D was reorganized and incorporated into Title 8 of the Human Services Article of the Maryland Annotated Code.