Current with changes from the 2021 Legislative Session through Ch. 42
Section 2-406 - Powers and duties of Commission(a)(1) The Commission shall:(i) stimulate and encourage study and review of the status of women in the State;(ii) strengthen home life by directing attention to critical problems confronting women as wives, mothers, homemakers, and workers;(iii) recommend methods of overcoming discrimination against women in public and private employment;(iv) encourage women to become candidates for public office;(v) promote more effective methods for enabling women to develop skills, continue education, and be retrained;(vi) secure appropriate recognition of women's accomplishments and contributions to the State;(vii) work to develop healthy attitudes within the framework of the Commission's responsibilities; and(viii) inform the executive and legislative branches of government on issues concerning women, including offering testimony on these issues before legislative and administrative bodies.(2) The Commission may:(i) act as a clearinghouse for activities to avoid duplication of effort; and(ii) make surveys and appoint advisory committees in fields including education, social services, labor laws and employment policies, law enforcement, health and safety, new and expanded services, legal rights, family relations, human relations, and volunteer services.(b) Through the Secretary, the Commission shall submit an annual report including recommendations based on the Commission's studies to the Governor and, subject to § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, to the General Assembly.(c) The Commission may not adopt regulations.