Legislation

The Maryland Commission for Women was first established in 1965 and set in state law in 1971. An office in the Department of Human Services, the Commission is a 25-member advisory board whose legislative mandate includes the following duties:

  • Study the status of women in our state
  • Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination
  • Recognize women’s accomplishments and contributions
  • Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government on the issues concerning the women of our state
  • Direct attention to critical problems confronting women

Here is the Link : Maryland Code Article Human Services §2-401 – §408

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, with confirmation by the Maryland State Senate, and serve without compensation.