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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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and its personnel relating generally to the Courts of Baltimore
City and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the
State for their adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland
(three-fifths of all the members elected to each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following section be, and the same is hereby
proposed as an amendment to Article 4 of the Constitution of Mary-
land, title "Judiciary Department", by adding new Section 41C
thereto, to follow immediately after Section 41B thereof, to be under
the new sub-title "Part V-B—Municipal Court", the same, if adopted
by the legal and qualified voters of the State, as herein provided, to
become a part of the Constitution of Maryland:
Part V-B—Municipal Court
Section 41 C. (a). There is hereby created a Municipal Court of
Baltimore City. Said Court shall consist originally of eleven Judges;
the number of such Judges may thereafter be increased or decreased
by the General Assembly by law, but no such decrease shall affect
the term of any Judge then in office or his right to stand for election
for further terms as hereinafter provided. The Judges of said Court
shall have the qualifications prescribed by Section 2 of this Article,
shall each have practiced law in the City of Baltimore for a total
period of at least five years and shall devote their full time to the
duties of said Court; they shall hold office subject to the provisions
of Sections 3 and 4 of this Article with regard to retirement and
removal from office; and they shall receive such compensation from
such sources as shall be provided by law by the General Assembly,
which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
Authority is hereby given to the Mayor and City Council of Balti-
more to pay to each of the Judges of the Court herein created such
annual sum as an addition to their respective salaries as the Mayor
and City Council of Baltimore shall from time to time deem right
and proper, provided that any such sum, being once granted, shall
not be diminished during the continuance of said Judges in office.
(b). The Governor shall appoint to said Court, to take office on
the first Monday of May, 1961, four Associate Judges for a term
expiring December 31, 1962; four Associate Judges for a term expir-
ing December 31, 1964; and three Associate Judges, one of whom
shall be designated Chief Judge, for a term expiring December 31,
1966; and upon the creation of any additional office in said Court by
increase in the number of Judges pursuant to this section, the Gov-
ernor shall appoint an Associate Judge for a term expiring on the
thirty-first day of December in the year of the first biennial general
election for Representatives in Congress after one year from the
effective date of the legislation creating the additional office. If any
vacancy occurs during any such original term, the Governor shall
appoint a successor to serve for the remamender of such term. After
the expiration of said original terms, the terms of office of said Court
shall be for ten years from the expiration of the preceding term, and
shall be filled as follows:
(1) Any qualified person, including an incumbent Judge holding
office by any such initial or subsequent appointment or election, shall
be eligible for election for a term of ten years, at the biennial election
for Representatives in Congress immediately preceding the expira-
tion of a term of office.

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