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1935 Cumulative Supplement to the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland
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QUADRENNIAL ELECTIONS. 19
ARTICLE XVI.

THE REFERENDUM.

Sec- 1.

As this article does not apply to Public Local Laws affecting political sub-
divisions of State other than Baltimore City or a county, provision of act 1924,
ch. 529 (creating Metropolitan District of Baltimore County), making it, effec-
tii-e from date of its passage, not invalid under this article. This article quali-
fies art. 3, sec. 31, of Constitution; latter applicable. Declaration that act is
emergency measure nugatory if act not within terms of this article. Whole
Constitution considered in construing each part. Design of this section. Din-
neen v. Rider, 152 Md. 354.

This article makes no provision for referendum to voters of any city other
than Baltimore, or of any rural section less than a county. Act) 1927, ch. 359,
providing for construction of roadways, sewers, etc., in Chestertown not within
this section, but governed by art. 3, sec. 31, of Constitution. If legislation does
come within this article, whether an emergency in fact exists is for Legislature
and not for courts. Culp v. Commrs, of Chestertown, 154 Md. 622.

Act 1927, ch. 118, imposing additional license tax on motor fuels for building
lateral roads is an "appropriation" act within this article; no new functions
added. Such act and Budget Act. 1927, in pari materia. Secretary of State up-
held in refusing to submit act to voters. History of road legislation. Wine-
brenner v. Salmon, 155 Md. 565.

Sec. 2.

See notes to sec. 1.

Cited to show effective date of ch. 342, 1931. Ireland v. Shipley, 165 Md. 103.
Allowance to sheriff for keeping prisoners not salary within meaning of this
section. Bowman v. Harford Co., 166 Md. 296.

Ch. 281, acts of 1933, held to have been properly enacted as emergency law.
Bevard v. Baughman, 167 Md. 71.

Cited but not construed in Calvert County v. Monnett, 164 Md. 101.
See notes to sec. 3.

Sec. 3.

See notes to sec. 1.

Referendum election on ch. 485 of 1931 (Taxicabs) enjoined on ground that
signatures attached to petitions did not comply with constitutional require-
ments. Sun Cab Co. v. Cloud, 162 Md. 419.

ARTICLE XVII.

QUADRENNIAL ELECTIONS.
Sec. 1.

An election in 1926 of three count? commissioners, without distinction as to
how long they were to serve, was invalid; incumbents hold over Benson v.
Moller, 152 Md. 4S3.

Sec. 2.

See notes to sec. 1.

Sec. 3.

See notes to sec. 1.

Sec. 4.

See notes to sec. 1.

Sec. 5.

See notes to sec. 1.


 

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