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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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and Judicial Departments, every Bill which shall have passed the
House of Delegates, and the Senate shall, before it becomes a law,
be presented to the Governor of the State; if he approves he shall
sign it, but if not he shall return it with his objections to the House
in which it originated, which House shall enter the objections at
large on its Journal and proceed to reconsider 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 it
pass 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.
Any bill which is vetoed by the Governor following the adjourn-
ment of the General Assembly, or any bill which fails to become a
law by reason of not having been signed by the Governor following
the adjournment of the General Assembly, shall be returned to the
House in which it originated, immediately after said House shall have
organized at the next regular or special session of the General Assem-
bly. Said bill may then be reconsidered according to the procedure
specified hereinabove. If the bill is passed over the veto of the Gov-
ernor, it shall take effect on June 1 following, unless the bill is an
emergency measure to take effect when passed NO SUCH VETOED
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 approved 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. 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 the 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
Constitutional 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 April 28, 1959.

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