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Maryland Manual, 1965-66
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MARYLAND MANUAL 267
A HISTORY OF THE
SECOND SPECIAL SESSION OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 1964
The General Assembly of Maryland met in special session for one
day on November 6, 1964. The sole purpose of the session was to
repeal the proposed increase in the State income tax which had been
enacted as part of a revision of the public schools financing laws
during regular session of 1964.
A HISTORY OF THE
1965 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly of Maryland met in regular session for 1965
on January 20, 1965. The session ended on March 30, 1965.
During this session, there were 1,890 bills introduced. Of this total,
678 were Senate bills and 1,212 were House bills. Of the 678 Senate
bills, 427 were passed by both Houses, of which 419 were signed by
the Governor, and 8 were vetoed. Of the 1,212 House bills introduced,
536 were passed by both Houses. Of these, 514 were signed by the
Governor, and 22 were vetoed. The Governor also vetoed some items
in the bond construction bill.
One of the unique pieces enacted at this session was to provide for
the acquisition by the State of a portion of Carvel Hall Hotel.
Among other important pieces of legislation was that to enact the
Uniform Arbitration Act and the Estate Tax Apportionment Act. Also,
the Uniform Principal and Income Act and Uniform Reciprocal En-
forcement of Support Act were both revised.
The budget bill passed at this session for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1966, was for a total of $765,607,618. The bond construction
bill enacted at the 1965 session provided for issuing bonds in a total
amount of $31,125,000.
Included among other important enactments were the law granting
taxing powers to Baltimore City and some of its surrounding counties,
the imposition of a franchise tax upon savings banks, the general
amendments to the Boat Act, the providing of urban renewal powers
for a number of the State's municipal corporations, the repeal of
obsolete Speedy Judgment Acts for several counties, the provision of
bond funds for community colleges, the revision of the several Congressional
Districts, the amendment of the Uniform Post Conviction
Procedure Act, the revision of the laws concerning distress for rent, the
general amendment to the laws concerning economic development in
the counties, the enactment of legislation for an Industrial Develop-
ment Financing Authority, the revision of the Corrupt Practices Act,
the law increasing the legal age of female minors for certain pur-
poses, the revision of the assigned risk plan for motor vehicle insur-
ance, the testing of children for mental retardation, the enactment of
a minimum wage law, the "open spaces" or "open areas" legislation,
the bills providing scenic easements and development rights, and the
law against discrimination in employment.
Among the important joint resolutions passed was that to apply to
the Congress to call for a convention to amend the Constitution of the
United States with respect to the membership of one House of a State
legislature.
Constitutional amendments were proposed concerning signatures on
State bonds, home rule for Code Counties, the Governor's salary, the
Commission on Judicial Disabilities, and condemnation powers for the
Washington Suburban Sanitary District.

 
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