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purpose of this Article only the word "officers" shall be construed
to include those holding positions and other places of employ-
ment in the State and county governments whose terms are fixed
by law, but it shall not include any appointments made by the
Board of Public Works, nor appointments by the Governor for
terms of three years.

SEC. 2.222 Vacant.

SEC. 3.223 All State and county officers elected by qualified
voters (except judges of the Circuit Courts, judges of the Supreme
Bench of Baltimore City, judges of the Court of Appeals and
judges of any intermediate courts of appeal) shall hold office for
terms of four years, and until their successors shall qualify.

SEC. 4.224 The term of office of all Judges and other officers, for
whose election provision is made by this Constitution, shall,
except in cases otherwise expressly provided herein, commence
from the time of their Election. All such officers shall qualify as
soon after their election as practicable, and shall enter upon the
duties of their respective offices immediately upon their qualifica-
tion.

SEC. 5.22' All officers to be appointed by the Governor shall
hold office for the terms fixed by law. All officers appointed by
County Commissioners shall hold office for terms of four years,
unless otherwise duly changed by law.

SEC. 6.226 The terms of the members of the Board of
Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City and of the several
counties shall commence on the first Monday of June next
ensuing their appointment.

SEC. 7.227 Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this Article do not apply or
refer to members of any elective local board of education.

SEC. 8.228 If at any election directed by this Constitution, any
two or more candidates shall have the highest and an equal
number of votes, a new election shall be ordered by the Governor,
except in cases specially provided for by this Constitution.

SEC. 9.22' In the event of any inconsistency between the
provisions of this Article and any of the other provisions of the
Constitution, the provisions of this Article shall prevail, and all
other provisions shall be repealed or abrogated to the extent of
such inconsistency.

SEC. ID.230 Vacant.

222 Left vacant by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
221 Originally Article XVII, sec. l(a), transferred and amended by
Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978. As sec. l(a) it was
amended by Chapter 10, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8,1966; Chapter
370, Acts of 1972, ratified Nov. 7, 1972.
22< Originally Article XV, sec. 9, transferred and amended by
Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
225 Originally Article XVII, sec. 4, transferred by Chapter 681, Acts
of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978. As sec. 4 it was amended by Chapter
99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.
226 Originally Article XVII, sec. 8, transferred by Chapter 681, Acts
of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
227 Originally Article XVII, sec. l(b), transferred and amended by
Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978. As sec. l(b) it was
amended by Chapter 10, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8,1966; Chapter
370, Acts of 1972, ratified Nov. 7, 1972.
228 Transferred from Article XV, sec. 4, by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977,
ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
w Transferred from Article XVII, see. 13, by Chapter 681, Acts of
1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
"'Repealed by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.

Article XVIII

SEC. II.23' Vacant.
SEC. 12.232 Vacant.
SEC. 13.2" Vacant.
ARTICLE XVIII.234
PROVISIONS OF LIMITED DURATION.

1. Any provision of limited duration adopted pursuant to
Article XIV is set forth below. As each expires, it shall stand
repealed, and no further action shall be required to remove it
from the Constitution.

2.2" (a) For the purpose of implementing the amendments,
proposed by Chapter 523 of the Acts of 1980 (H.B. 1729)
(OLR3623) or (S.B. 784) (OLR0746), concerning the creation of
a consolidated Circuit Court of Baltimore City, this section
temporarily is a part of Article IV - Judiciary Department, secs.
5, 25, and 26 of the Constitution. This section shall expire (in
accordance with Article XIV, sec. 1A of the Constitution), when,
under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, all of the
judges of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City who are serving
on December 31, 1982 have completed their then existing terms,
or have otherwise vacated their offices without completing those
terms.

(b) Each judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, who is
in office on December 31. 1982, shall continue in office as a judge
of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, for the remainder of the
term to which he was appointed or elected, subject to the
provisions of Article IV, sections 3, 4, 4A, 4B, and 5 of the
Constitution.

(c) Each clerk and each deputy clerk of a court of the Supreme
Bench of Baltimore City who is in office on December 31, 1982
shall become a deputy clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore
City with no diminution of salary and as such shall occupy a
position in the personnel merit system for the office of the clerk of
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. These persons shall serve
subject to the provisions of Article IV, section 26 of the
Constitution. Each person who otherwise has been employed in
the office of a clerk of a court of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore
City in a position authorized prior to June 30, 1982, shall become
an employee of the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City and occupy a position in the personnel merit
system for that office, with no diminution in salary, subject to the
provisions of Article IV, section 26 of the Constitution.

(d) At the primary and general elections occurring in 1982 in
Baltimore City, there shall be nominated and elected one clerk
who shall be designated as clerk of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City as created under the amendments proposed in
section 2 of said Chapter 523, Acts of 1980. A clerk of one of the
courts of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City is eligible to run
in this election.

(e) The amendments to Article IV and this Article XVIII of the
Constitution (proposed by the above referenced Chapter 523 of
the Acts of 1980) if approved by the voters at the general election
in Nov., 1980, shall take effect on January 1, 1983.

231 Amended and transferred to Article XVII, sec. 1, by Chapter 681,
Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Repealed by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.
"'Transferred to Article XVII, sec. 9, by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977,
ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
234 Added by Chapter 680. Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
235 Added by Chapter 523, Acts of 1980, ratified Nov. 4, 1980.

 



 
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