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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(Three-fifths of all members elected to each of the two Houses con-
curring) , That the following section be and the same is hereby pro-
posed as an amendment to Section 40 A of Article 3 of the Constitution
of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", sub-title "Eminent
Domain", the same, if adopted by the legal and qualified voters of
the State as herein provided, to become Section 40A of Article 3 of
the Constitution of Maryland.
40A. SameóBaltimore City [.] and Baltimore County.
The General Assembly shall enact no law authorizing private prop-
erty to be taken for public use without just Compensation, 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 [.] ; and where
such property is situated in Baltimore County and is desired by Balti-
more County, Maryland, the County Council of Baltimore County,
Maryland, may provide for the appointment of an appraiser or
appraisers by a Court of Record to value such property and that upon
payment of the amount of such evaluation, 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, That the aforegoing section
hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of this State
shall be, at the next general election, to be held in this State in the
year 1960, submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof for
their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions contained in
Article 14 of the Constitution of this State, and at the said general
election, the vote on the said proposed amendment shall be by ballot,
and upon each ballot there shall be printed the words "For the Con-
stitutional Amendment" and "Against the Constitutional Amend-
ment", as now prescribed by law, and immediately after said elec-
tion, due returns shall be made to the Governor of the vote for and
against said proposed amendment, as directed by said Article 14 of
the Constitution, and further proceedings had in accordance with
said Article 14.
Approved March 24, 1959.


 
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