highest and an equal number of votes, a new election
shall be ordered by the Governor, except in cases spe-
cially provided for by this Constitution.
SEC. 9.229 In the event of any inconsistency between
the provisions of this Article and any of the other pro-
visions of the Constitution, the provisions of this Arti-
cle shall prevail, and all other provisions shall be re-
pealed or abrogated to the extent of such inconsistency.
SEC. ID.230 Vacant.
SEC. II.231 Vacant.
SEC. 12.232 Vacant.
SEC. 13.233 Vacant.
PROVISIONS OF LIMITED DURATION
SECTION 1. Any provision of limited duration
adopted pursuant to Article XIV is set forth below. As
each expires, it shall stand repealed, and no further ac-
tion shall be required to remove it from the Constitu-
SEC. 2.235 (a) For the purpose of implementing the
amendments, proposed by Chapter 523 of the Acts of
1980 (H.B. 1729) (OLR3623) or (S.B. 784) (OLR0746),
concerning the creation of a consolidated Circuit Court
of Baltimore City, this section temporarily is a part of
Article IV - Judiciary Department, secs. 5, 25, and 26
of the Constitution. This section shall expire (in accor-
dance with Article XIV, sec. 1A of the Constitution),
when, under the provisions of subsection (b) of this sec-
tion, all of the judges of the Supreme Bench of Balti-
more City who are serving on December 31, 1982 have
completed their then existing terms or have otherwise
vacated their offices without completing those terms.
"'Transferred from Article XVII, sec. 13, by Chapter 681,
Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
230 Repealed by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.
"i Amended and transferred to Article XVII, sec. 1, by Chap-
ter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
232 Repealed by Chapter 99,. Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.
231 Transferred to Article XVII, sec. 9, by Chapter 681, Acts of
1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
234 Added by Chapter 680, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
235 Added by Chapter 523, Acts of 1980, ratified Nov. 4, 1980.
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(b) Each judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore
City, who is in office on December 31, 1982, shall con-
tinue in office as a judge of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City, for the remainder of the term to which
he was appointed or elected, subject to the provisions of
Article IV, sections 3, 4, 4A, 4B, and 5 of the Constitu-
(e) Each clerk and each deputy clerk of a court of
the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City who is in office
on December 31, 1982 shall become a deputy clerk of
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City with no diminu-
tion of salary and as such shall occupy a position in the
personnel merit system for the office of the clerk of the
Circuit Court for Baltimore City. These persons shall
serve subject to the provisions of Article IV, section 26
of the Constitution. Each person who otherwise has
been employed in the office of a clerk of a court of the
Supreme Bench of Baltimore City in a position autho-
rized prior to June 30, 1982, shall become an employee
of the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City and occupy a position in the personnel
merit system for that office, with no diminution in sala-
ry, subject to the provisions of Article IV, section 26 of
(d) At the primary and general elections occurring in
1982 in Baltimore City, there shall be nominated and
elected one clerk who shall be designated as clerk of the
Circuit Court for Baltimore City as created under the
amendments proposed in section 2 of said Chapter 523,
Acts of 1980. A clerk of one of the courts of the Su-
preme Bench of Baltimore City is eligible to run in this
(e) The amendments to Article IV and this Article
XVIII of the Constitution (proposed by the above refer-
enced Chapter 523 of the Acts of 1980) if approved by
the voters at the general election in Nov., 1980, shall
take effect on January 1, 1983.