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|Other offices =[[Governor of Maryland|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Maryland Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Maryland Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Maryland Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Maryland Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Agriculture|Agriculture Secretary]] • [[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor]] • [[Maryland Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]}}{{tnr}}The '''Comptroller of the State of Maryland''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Maryland]].
 
|Other offices =[[Governor of Maryland|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Maryland Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Maryland Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Maryland Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Maryland Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Agriculture|Agriculture Secretary]] • [[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor]] • [[Maryland Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]}}{{tnr}}The '''Comptroller of the State of Maryland''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Maryland]].
  
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The [[Comptroller|comptroller's]] main duties include collecting all of the revenues from state programs, to provide information technology services for most of the state agencies, to regulate the state’s alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries and he is also a member of many state boards and commissions including, the board of revenue estimates, the board of public works, the board of trustees of the State retirement and pension system, and also is a register of wills. The comptroller also performs audits for taxpayers for compliance, they handle delinquent tax collection, and they enforce license and unclaimed property laws. The agency also publicizes forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of taxpayers.<ref name="about">[http://www.marylandtaxes.com/comptroller/about.asp ''Maryland Comptroller'' "About" Accessed February 4, 2013]</ref>
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The [[Comptroller|comptroller's]] main duties are to collect all of the revenues from state programs, to provide information technology services for most of the state agencies, and to regulate the state’s alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries. The officer also serves as a member of many state boards and commissions, such as the board of revenue estimates, the board of public works, and the board of trustees of the State retirement and pension system.
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Additional responsibilities of the office include registering wills, performing compliance audits for taxpayers, handling delinquent tax collection, and enforcing license and unclaimed property laws. The comptroller oversees agency efforts to publicize forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of state taxpayers.<ref name="about">[http://www.marylandtaxes.com/comptroller/about.asp ''Maryland Comptroller'' "About" Accessed February 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==

Revision as of 11:30, 17 May 2013

Maryland Comptroller
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Maryland Constitution, Article 6, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Peter Franchot.jpg
Name:  Peter Franchot
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 22, 2007
Compensation:  $125,000
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Maryland Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralComptrollerTreasurerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerSecretary of LaborPublic Service Commission
The Comptroller of the State of Maryland is the chief financial officer of the government of Maryland.

The State Comptroller is elected to a four-year term and is not subject to term limits.[1]

Current officeholder

The current state comptroller is Peter Franchot (D). He was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. His term expires in 2015.[2]

Authority

The office of the Comptroller is established by Article 6, Section 1 of the Maryland Constitution.

Article 6, Section 1:

There shall be a Treasury Department, consisting of a Comptroller chosen by the qualified electors of the State, who shall receive such salary as may be fixed by law; and a Treasurer, to be appointed...

Elections

Maryland elects comptrollers in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Maryland, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all comptroller election years. Legally, the Comptroller is sworn into office on the third Monday of January following the election.[1]

Vacancies

Vacancies in the office of Comptroller are addressed in Article 6, Section 1 of the Maryland Constitution.

Article 6, Section 1:

In case of a vacancy in the office of the Comptroller by death or otherwise, the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill such vacancy by appointment, to continue until another election and until the qualification of the successor.

Duties

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Maryland Comptroller's office Organizational Chart as of February 5, 2013.

The comptroller's main duties are to collect all of the revenues from state programs, to provide information technology services for most of the state agencies, and to regulate the state’s alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries. The officer also serves as a member of many state boards and commissions, such as the board of revenue estimates, the board of public works, and the board of trustees of the State retirement and pension system.

Additional responsibilities of the office include registering wills, performing compliance audits for taxpayers, handling delinquent tax collection, and enforcing license and unclaimed property laws. The comptroller oversees agency efforts to publicize forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of state taxpayers.[1]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the comptroller was paid an estimated $125,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Maryland Comptroller was paid an estimated $125,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact Information

Main Office
80 Calvert Street
P.O. Box 466
Annapolis, MD 21404-0466

Phone: 410-260-7801
1-800-552-3941

See also

External links

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