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in Article 14 of the Constitution of this State, and at the said general
election, the vote on the said proposed amendment to the Constitution
shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be printed the
words "For the Constitutional Amendment" and "Against the Con-
stitutional Amendment" as now provided by law, and immediately
after said election, due returns shall be made to the Governor of the
vote for and against said proposed amendment, as directed by said
Article 14 of the Constitution and further proceedings had in
accordance with said Article 14.
Approved May 26, 1972.
CHAPTER 374
(Senate Bill 251)
AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitu-
tion of Maryland, being Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4, title "Ju-
diciary Department," amending the Constitution to provide that
in Harford County, on and after the Tuesday next after the
first Monday in November, 1974, the several judges of the Circuit
Court for Harford County shall sit alternately in rotation as an
Orphans' Court for said County, exercising all the power, author-
ity, and jurisdiction which Orphans* Courts now or hereafter have
or exercise; to eliminate the election of Orphans' Court judges in
Harford County; and to provide for the submission of these
amendments to the legally qualified voters of the State for their
adoption or rejection at the next general election.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(Three-fifths of all the members of each of the two houses concur-
ring), That the following sections be and the same are hereby pro-
posed as amendments to Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4 of the Consti-
tution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," the same, if
adopted, to become a part of the Constitution of Maryland and to
read as follows:
20.
A Court shall be held in each County of the State to be styled the
Circuit Court for the County, in which it may be held. The said Cir-
cuit Courts shall have and exercise, in the respective counties, all
the power, authority and jurisdiction, original and appellate, which
the present Circuit Courts of this State now have and exercise, or
which may hereafter be prescribed by law.
The several judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County
on and after the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November,
nineteen hundred and sixty-six, shall each, alternately and in rotation
and on schedules to be established by the said judges, sit as an Or-
phan's Court for said County, and shall have and exercise all the
power, authority and jurisdiction which the present Orphans' Courts
now have and exercise, or which may hereafter be prescribed by
law.


 
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