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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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concurring), That the following new section be and the same is
hereby proposed as an amendment to Article 3, title "Legisla-
tive Department" of the Constitution of this State, the same
to be inserted after section 40 and to be numbered 40A, and if
adopted by the legally qualified voters thereof, as herein pro-
vided, said section shall become a part of Article 3 of the Con-
stitution of Maryland.
40A. The General Assembly shall enact no law authorizing
private property to be taken for public use without just com-
pensation, to be agreed upon between the parties or awarded
by a jury, being first paid or tendered to the party entitled
to such compensation, but where such property is situated in
Baltimore City and is desired by this State or by the Mayor
and City Council of Baltimore, the General Assembly may
provide for the appointment of appraisers by a Court of Record
to value such property, and that, upon payment of the amount
of such valuation to the party entitled to compensation, or into
Court and securing the payment of any further sum that may
be awarded by a jury, such property may be taken.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the said foregoing section, hereby proposed as an
amendment to the Constitution, shall at the next ensuing gen-
eral election, to be held on Tuesday next after the first Mon-
day in the month of November, 1913, be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters thereof, for their adoption or rejec-
tion, in pursuance of the directions contained in Article 14 of
the Constitution of this State, and at the said 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," and "Against
the Constitutional Amendment," as now provided by law, and
immediately after said election due returns shall be made to
the Governor of the vote for and against said proposed amend-
ment, as directed by the said Article 14 of the Constitution.
Approved April 8, 1912.


 
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