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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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SEC. 17. To guard against hasty or partial legislation and. en-
croachments of the legislative department upon the co-ordinate,
executive and judicial departments, every bill which shall have
passed the house of delegates and the senate shall, before it be-
comes a law, be presented to the governor of the State; if he ap-
prove he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it with his ob-
jections to the house in which it originated, which house shall
enter the objections at large on its journal and proceed to recon-
sider the bill; if after such reconsideration, three-fifths of the
members elected to that house shall pass the bill, it shall be sent
with the objections to the other house by which it shall likewise
be reconsidered, and if passed by three-fifths of the members
elected to that house it shall become a law ; but in all such cases
the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays,
and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall
be entered on the journal of each house respectively; if any bill
shall not be returned by the governor within six days (Sundays
excepted,) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall
be a law in like manner as if he signed it, unless the General
Assembly shall, by adjournment prevent its return, in which case
it shall not be a law; the governor shall have power to disapprove
of any item or items of any bills making appropriations of money
embracing distinct items, and the part or parts of the bill ap-
proved shall be the law, and the item or items of appropriations
disapproved shall be void unless repassed according to the rules or
limitations prescribed for the passage of other bills over the
executive veto.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That the said foregoing section hereby proposed as an amendment
to the constitution shall be, at the next general election held in
this State, submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof for
their adoption or rejection, in pursuance of the directions con-
tained in article fourteen of the constitution of this State, and at
the said general election the vote on said proposed amendment to
the constitution shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there
shall be written or printed the words, " for the constitutional
amendment" or " against the constitutional amendment" as the
voter shall elect, and immediately after said election due return
shall be made to the governor of the vote for and against said
proposed amendment, as directed by the said fourteenth article of
the constitution.
Approved March 37, 1890.

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