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Maryland Manual, 1977-78
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A HISTORY OF THE 1974 SESSION
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly met in regular
session on January 9, 1974 and adjourned
on April 8,1974.
A total of 2,890 bills was introduced, of
which 1,102 were Senate bills and 1,788
were House bills. Of the 1,102 Senate bills.
362 were passed by both Houses; of this
latter number, 340 were signed by the Gov-
ernor and 22 were vetoed. Of the 1,788
House bills introduced, 599 were passed by
both Houses, and of this latter number, 550
were signed by the Governor and 49 were
vetoed.
Joint Resolutions introduced totaled 188,
with 67 in the Senate and 121 in the House.
Of these, 24 Senate and 31 House Joint
Resolutions were passed by both Houses.
Twenty-two Senate and 28 House Joint
Resolutions were signed by the Governor.
The budget bill enacted at this session for
fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, amounted
to $2,805,161,078. The General Construc-
tion Loan bill passed was for a total of
$92,202,100.
Among the more important laws enacted
were: A bill providing for rent control for
one year, a bill to increase the legal rate of
interest on certain mortgage loans, a Circuit
Breaker bill to provide property tax relief
for qualified homeowners and renters and a
bill to allow tax credits for disabled persons
under Federal Retirement Systems, a bill to
create the State Documents Law, a bill
which created the Maryland Agriculture
Land Preservation Foundation, a bill to
create a Fair Campaign Financing Commis-
sion, a bill to license automotive repair
facilities and two bills adding new Articles
to the Code: the Real Property Article and
the Estates and Trusts Article.
Several proposals were made to amend
the Constitution of Maryland. Among them
was a proposal to clarify eligibility provi-
sions for election to the General Assembly,
and another pertaining to absentee voting
eligibility.

A HISTORY OF THE 1975 SESSION
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly met in regular
session on January 8, 1975 and adjourned
on April 7,1975.
A tulal of 2,868 bills waa introduced, of
which 1,160 were Senate bills and 1,708
were House bills. Of the 1,160 Senate bills,
392 were passed by both Houses; of this
latter number, 361 were signed by the Gov-
ernor and 31 were vetoed. Of the 1,708
House bills introduced, 595 were passed by
both Houses, and of this latter number, 537
were signed by the Governor and 58 were
vetoed.
Joint Resolutions introduced totaled 182,
with 69 in the Senate and 113 in the House.
Of these, 29 Senate and 54 House Joint
Resolutions were passed by both Houses.
Twenty-six Senate and 50 House Joint Res-
olutions were signed by the Governor.
The budget bill enacted at this session for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976,
amounted to $3,169,340,894. The General
Construction Loan bill passed was for a
total of $114,051,723.
Among the more important laws enacted
were: A bill to require public display of
prescription drug prices, a bill to require
pharmacists to indicate the expiration date
and proper storage of drugs, a bill to re-
quire that buyers be notified of credit bal-
ances, a bill to prohibit discriminatory
credit practices (Equal Credit Opportunity
Act), a bill to change the name of the De-
partment of Employment and Social Serv-
ices to Human Resources, a bill to create
the Office on Aging, a bill to provide a
State-wide system of smoke detection sys-
tems, a bill establishing capital punishment
for certain crimes, a bill to enact the Inter-
state Compact on the Placement of Chil-
dren, and two bills adding new Articles to
the Code: the Commercial Law Article and
the Corporations and Associations Article.
Several proposals were made to amend
the Constitution of Maryland. Among them
was a proposal relating to the selection and
tenure of appellate judges, and another pro-
viding for succession to the office of State
Treasurer.


 
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