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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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CHAPTER 744
(House Bill 924)
AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitu-
tion of Maryland, being Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4, title
"Judiciary Department," amending the Constitution to provide
that in Montgomery County, on and after the Tuesday next after
the first Monday in November, 1966, the several judges of the
Circuit Court for Montgomery County shall sit alternately in
rotation as an Orphan's Court for said County, exercising all the
power, authority, and jurisdiction which Orphans' Courts now or
hereafter have or exercise; to eliminate the election of Orphans'
Court judges in Montgomery County; and to provide for the sub-
mission of these amendments to the legally qualified voters of the
State for their adoption or rejection at the next general election.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(three-fifths of all the members of each of the two houses concurring),
That the following sections be and the same are hereby proposed as
amendments to Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4 of the Constitution of
Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," the same, if adopted by the
legal and qualified voters of the State, as herewith provided, to become
a part of the Constitution of Maryland and to read as follows:
20.
A Court shall be held in each County of the State to be styled the
Circuit Court for the County, in which it may be held. The said
Circuit Courts shall have and exercise, in the respective counties, all
the power, authority and jurisdiction, original and appellate, which
the present Circuit Courts of this State now have and exercise, or
which may hereafter be prescribed by law.
The several judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County on
and after the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November,
nineteen hundred and sixty-six, shall each, alternately and in rotation
AND ON SCHEDULES TO BE ESTABLISHED BY THE SAID
JUDGES, sit as an Orphan's Court for said County, and shall have
and exercise all the power, authority and jurisdiction which the pres-
ent Orphans' Courts now have and exercise, or which may hereafter
be prescribed by law.
40.
The qualified voters of the City of Baltimore, and of the several
Counties, except Montgomery County, shall on the Tuesday next after


 
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