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the vote on the said proposed amendments to the Constitution shall
be by ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be printed the words
"For the Constitutional Amendment" and "Against the Constitutional
Amendment" as now provided by law, and immediately, after said
election, all returns shall be made to the Governor of the vote for and
against said proposed amendments, as directed by said Article 14 of
the Constitution, and further proceedings had in accordance with said
Article 14.
Approved May 26, 1972.
CHAPTER 367
(House Bill 7)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article XIV of
the Constitution of Maryland, title "Amendments to the Consti-
tution," amending the constitutional provision concerning one
subject in an amendment proposed by the General Assembly in
order to make special provision for proposed constitutional amend-
ments for the purpose of removing or correcting constitutional
provisions which are obsolete, inaccurate, invalid, unconstitutional
or duplicative, 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 the same is hereby
proposed as an amendment to Section 1 of Article XIV of the Con-
stitution of Maryland, title "Amendments to the Constitution," the
same, if adopted by the legally qualified voters of the State, as herein
provided, to become a part of the Constitution of Maryland:
1. The General Assembly may propose Amendments to this Con-
stitution; provided that each Amendment shall be embraced in a
separate bill, embodying the Article or Section, as the same will
stand when amended and passed by three-fifths of all the members
elected to each of the two Houses, by yeas and nays, to be entered
on the Journals with the proposed Amendment. The requirement in
this section that an amendment proposed by the General Assembly
shall be embraced in a separate bill shall not be construed or applied
to prevent the General Assembly from (1) proposing in one bitt a
series of amendments to the Constitution of Maryland for the gen-
eral purpose of removing or correcting constitutional provisions
which are obsolete, inaccurate, invalid, unconstitutional, or dupli-
cative; or (2) embodying in a single Constitutional amendment one
or more Articles of the Constitution so long as that Constitutional
amendment embraces only a single subject. The bill or bills propos-
ing amendment or amendments shall be published by order of the
Governor, in at least two newspapers, in each County, where so many
may be published, and where not more than one may be published,
then in that newspaper, and in three newspapers published in the
City of Baltimore, once a week for four weeks immediately preceding
the next ensuing general election, at which the proposed amendment
or amendments shall be submitted, in a form to be prescribed by the


 
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