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Session Laws, 1988
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Ch. 793

LAWS OF MARYLAND

calendar days of a regular session, unless two-thirds of the
members elected thereto shall so determine by yeas and nays, and
in addition the two Houses by joint and similar rule may further
regulate the right to introduce bills during this period[; nor
shall any bill]. A BILL MAY NOT become a law until it [be] IS
read on three different days of the session in each House, unless
two-thirds of the members elected to the House where such bill is
pending [shall so] determine by yeas and nays, and no bill shall
be read a third time until it shall have been actually engrossed
or printed for a third reading.

(B) Each House may adopt by rule a "consent calendar"
procedure permitting bills to be read and voted upon as a single
group on [both] FIRST, second and third readings, provided that
the members of each House [be] ARE afforded reasonable notice of
the bills to be placed upon each "consent calendar." Upon the
objection of any member, any bill in question shall be removed
from the "consent calendar."

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, 1988
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.

Approved May 27, 1988.

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