From State Sen. Wayne Norman:
During his first 30 days in the Maryland Senate, Senator Wayne Norman (R-District 35(Cecil and Harford Counties))will serve the State of Maryland in two important leadership positions: Ranking Minority Member (or senior Republican) on the Judicial Proceedings Committee and the Senate’s sole representative on the Maryland Court of Appeals’ Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, known commonly as the Rules Committee.
The Judicial Proceedings Committee is one of four (4) standing committees in the Maryland Senate and has jurisdiction over all legislation related to Maryland’s judicial and criminal justice systems, constitutional amendments, and multiple areas of civil and corporate law.
According to Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R-District 7 (Baltimore and Harford Counties)): “It’s not every day a freshman Senator becomes the Ranking Member of a major committee in the State Senate. Senator Norman’s selection is based on his subject matter knowledge, his experience as an attorney in private practice, and his acumen as a legislator.”
The Rules Committee assists the Maryland Court of Appeals (the highest court in Maryland) in establishing the rules of practice and procedure that judges and attorneys must follow in Maryland’s trial and appellate courts. The Senator will be joining lawyers, judges and other competent members in judicial practice, procedures, or administration who serve on the committee.
“As an attorney representing small business owners and average citizens for over 30 years, it is quite an honor to hold two state-level positions that have such a profound impact on the legal profession and the fair and efficient administration of justice in Maryland,” said Wayne Norman. “I am humbled to receive these assignments and, as always, will work extremely hard as a public servant and with my constituents in mind in carrying out these responsibilities.”