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The right of trial by Jury of all issues of fact in civil proceedings in the several
Courts of Law in this State, where the amount
in controversy exceeds the sum of five THOUSAND dollars, shall be inviolably
preserved}
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the General Assembly
determines that the amendment to the Constitution of Maryland proposed by this Act
affects multiple jurisdictions and that the provisions of Article XIV, Section 1 of the
Constitution concerning local approval of constitutional amendments do not apply.
SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the aforegoing section
proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland shall be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters of this State at the next general election to be held in
November, 1992 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 on this
proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there
shall be printed the words "For the Constitutional Amendments" and "Against the
Constitutional Amendments," as now provided by law. Immediately after the election, all
returns shall be made 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.
Chaptered May 5, 1992.
CHAPTER 206
(House Bill 489)
AN ACT concerning
Jury Trials - Civil Proceedings
FOR the purpose of providing that the right to a jury trial in civil proceedings preserved
by Article 23 of the Declaration of Rights applies when the amount in controversy
exceeds $5,000; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State
of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland
Declaration of Rights
Article 23
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 it be proposed that the Constitution of Maryland read as follows:


 
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