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CHAPTER 11
(Senate Bill 7)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 14 of Article IV of
the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-
title "Part IIóCourt of Appeals", to increase the membership of
the Court of Appeals of Maryland, to provide for their selection
from appellate judicial circuits and for the terms of office of
present and new members of the Court, to provide for quorums
and the number of judges necessary for a decision of the Court,
and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the
State for adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(Three-fifths of all the Members elected to each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following section be and it is hereby proposed
as an amendment to Section 14 of Article IV of the Constitution of
Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part IIóCourt
of Appeals", if adopted by the legal and qualified voters of the
State as herein provided, to become a part of the Constitution of
Maryland:
14. [The Court of Appeals shall be composed of five Judges, two
from the City of Baltimore; one from the First Appellate Judicial
Circuit, consisting of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot,
Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties; one from
the Second Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of Harford, Balti-
more, Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St.
Mary's Counties; and one from the Third Appellate Judicial Cir-
cuit, consisting of Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Frederick, Wash-
ington, Allegany and Garrett Counties. The City of Baltimore shall,
for the purposes of this section, be designated as the Fourth Ap-
pellate Judicial Circuit. The Judges of the Court of Appeals shall
be elected by the qualified voters of their respective Appellate Ju-
dicial Circuits, their terms to begin on the date of their qualification.]
The Court of Appeals shall be composed of seven judges, one from
the First Appellate Judicial Circuit consisting of Cecil, Kent, Queen
Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and
Somerset counties; one from the Second APPELLATE Judicial Cir-
cuit consisting of Baltimore and Harford counties; one from the
Third Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of Allegany, Frederick,
Garrett, Montgomery and Washington counties; one from the Fourth
Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of Prince George's, Calvert,
Charles and St. Mary's counties; one from the Fifth Appellate Judi-
cial Circuit, consisting of Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard coun-
ties; and two from the Sixth Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of
Baltimore City. The Judges of the Court of Appeals shall be resi-
dents of and be elected by the qualified voters of their respective
Appellate Judicial Circuits. The term of each Judge of the Court of
Appeals shall begin on the date of his qualification except that each
of the Judges of the Court of Appeals in office at the time this amend-


 
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