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Chair (chosen by Governor): Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor

Appointed by Governor in consultation with Senate President & House Speaker: Robert S. Brams, Esq., 2012

Appointed by Senate President: Richard F. Colburn; James E. DeGrange, Sr.

Appointed by House Speaker: Tawanna P. Gaines; Stephen W. Lafferty.

Ex officio: Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer; Anthony G. Brown, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; Michael A. Gaines, Sr., designee of Secretary of General Services; Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, Secretary of Transportation; James E. Sansbury, designee of Chancellor, University System of Maryland; Carolane Williams, Ph.D., President, Baltimore City Community College; David Wilson, Ed.D., President, Morgan State University; Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., designee of President, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Robert C. Brennan, Executive Director, Maryland Economic Development Corporation; Michael J. Frenz, Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority.

Staff: Jaclyn D. Hartman; Matthew D. Klein; Jonathan D. Martin.

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On June 1, 2010, the Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships was authorized (Chapters 640 & 641, Acts of 2010).

A public-private partnership is defined as a sale or lease agreement between a unit of State government and a private entity in which the private entity assumes control of operating and maintaining an existing State facility. In such an agreement, the private entity may construct, reconstruct, finance, or operate a State facility or a facility for State use, and collect fees, rents, or tolls for the use of the facility.

The Commission assessed how public-private partnerships, including the U.S. Army's Enhanced-Use Lease Program, are overseen and used in other states. Then, the Commission evaluated certain statutory definitions applying to public-private partnerships to determine whether the definitions need to be amended. Thereafter, the Commission formulated recommendations on how best to carry out legislative monitoring of public-private partnerships, and within what policy parameters such partnerships should be negotiated.

On January 6, 2012, the Commission submitted its final report to the Governor and General Assembly. Authorization for the Commission ended June 30, 2012.

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