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CHAPTER 82
(House Bill 906)
AN ACT concerning
Harford County - County Council - Election
FOR the purpose of amending the Constitution to eliminate a requirement that the
Charter of Harford County provide for the election of county council members by
the voters of the entire County; 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
Article XI-A - Local Legislation
Section 3A
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:
Article XI-A - Local Legislation
3A.
[ (a)] The charter for the government of any county governed by the provisions of
this Article may provide for the election of members of the county council by the voters
of councilmanic districts therein established, or by the voters of the entire county, or by a
combination of these methods of election.
[ (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, the Charter for the
government of Harford County under the provisions of this Article, either as adopted, or
by amendment, shall provide for the election of members of the County Council by the
voters of the entire county.]
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 only one county and that the provisions of Article XIV, Section 1 of the
Constitution concerning local approval of constitutional amendments 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, 1996 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.


 
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