[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 8-25-1981 by Bill No. 81-5 as Title 4 of the General Provisions Article of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Responsibility and Authority for Revision of Code
The County Commissioners shall periodically prepare or cause to be prepared supplements or otherwise revise the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland, noting which sections have been repealed, amended or otherwise changed, generally updating the Code. The County Commissioners may enter into contracts with attorneys, publishing companies, printers or other third parties for the purposes hereof.
Appointment; duties. The County Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a Code Revisor by resolution for the purpose of periodically editing the Code for the purposes of clarity. The Code Revisor, in performing such function, shall not alter the sense, meaning or effect of any enactment of the County Commissioners but shall have the authority to do the following:
Renumber and/or rearrange Titles, Subtitles or sections or any part thereof.
Transfer any Titles, Subtitles, sections or part thereof or divide the same so as to give distinct subject matters separate designations but without changing the meaning.
Insert or change the wording of headnotes.
Change reference numbers to agree with renumbered Titles, Subtitles, sections or divisions thereof.
Substitute the proper designation for the terms "this act," "the preceding section" and the like.
Strike out figures where they are merely a repetition of written words and vice versa.
Change capitalization for the purpose of uniformity.
Correct manifest typographical and grammatical errors or spelling errors.
Make any other purely formal or clerical changes which said Code Revisor may deem necessary and appropriate for the sake of clarity in keeping with the purpose of the revision.
Omission of enacting clauses. The Code Revisor may omit all titles of acts, all enacting, resolving and repealing clauses, all appropriation measures and all validity, declaration of policy and construction clauses, except when the retention thereof is necessary to preserve the full meaning and intent of the law or it is clear from the bill enacted by the Commissioners that such were intended to be codified.