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to provide by law a temporary replacement for any
elected or appointed officer of the State who is
unavailable to perform the duties of his office because
he has become unable, or is or will be
absent; providing for certain codification; and
submitting this ancndment to the qualified voters of
the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland
Article IV - Miscellaneous
Section 8
SECTION 1. BE II ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, (Three-fifths of all the members elected to each
of the two Houses concurring), That it be proposed that
section (s) of the Constitution of Maryland be repealed,
amended, or added to read as follows:
Article XV - Miscellaneous
8.

EXCEPT__AS_THE_CONSTITUTION PROVIDES OTHERWISE FOR ANY
OFFICE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PROVIDE BY LAW FOR A PERSON
TO ACT IN PLACE OF ANY ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICER OF THE
STATE WHO IS UNAVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE
BECAUSE HE HAS BECOME UNABLE, OR IS OR WILL BE
AESEN1.
SECTION 2. ANE BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That should the
voters of Maryland approve Chapter 681 of 1977, a
Constitutional Amendment which rearranges a number of
provisions of the Constitution of Maryland, this enactment
shall be designated as Section 5 of Article XV.
SECTION 3. ANE BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the
aforegoing section hereby proposed as an amendment to the
Constitution of Maryland, at the next general election to be
held in this State in November, 1976, shall be submitted to
the legal and qualified voters thereof for their adoption or
rejection in pursuance of directions contained in Article
XIV of the Constitution of this State. At that general
election, the vote CD this proposed amendment to the
Constitution shall be by tallot, and upon each ballot there
shall be printed the words "For the Constitutional
Amendment" and "Against the Constitutional Amendments," as
new provided by law. Immediately after the election, all
returns shall be Bade to the Governor of the vote for and
against the proposed amendment, as directed by Article XIV
of the Constitution, and further proceedings had in
accordance with Article XIV.
Approved May 29, 1978.


 
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