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Sanitary Commission for the construction and extension of water
supply, sewerage and drainage systems, and to provide for the
submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State
for 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 new Section 40C, to follow immedi-
ately after Section 40B of Article III, be and the same is hereby
proposed as an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of
Maryland, the saine, if adopted by the legal and qualified voters of
the State as herein provided, to become a part of the Constitution of
Maryland.
40C. Eminent DomainóWater, Sewerage and Drainage Systems
of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission ; IN PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY.
The General Assembly shall enact no law authorizing private prop-
erty to be taken for public use ivithout 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, except
that where such property, located IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
in this State, is in the judgment of the Washington Suburban Sani-
tary Commission needed for water supply, sewerage and drainage
systems to be extended or constructed by the said Commission, the
General Assembly may provide that such property, except
ANY BUILDING OR BUILDINGS may be taken immedi-
ately upon payment therefor by the condemning authority to the
oivner or owners thereof or into the Court to the use of the person or
persons entitled thereto, such amount as the condemning authority
shall estimate to be the fair value of said property, provided such leg-
islation requires that the condemning authority's estimate be not less
than the appraised value of the property being taken as evaluated by
at least one qualified appraiser, whose qualifications have been ac-
cepted by a Court of Record of this State, and also requires the pay-
ment of any further sum that may subsequently be aivarded by a
jury, , AND PROVIDED SUCH LEGISLATION LIMITS THE
CONDEMNING AUTHORITY'S UTILIZATION OF THE AC-
QUISITION PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION TO
OCCASIONS WHERE IT HAS ACQUIRED OR IS ACQUIRING
BY PURCHASE OR OTHER PROCEDURES ONE-HALF OR
MORE OF THE SEVERAL TAKINGS OF LAND OR INTERESTS
IN LAND NECESSARY FOR ANY GIVEN WATER SUPPLY,
SEWERAGE OR DRAINAGE EXTENSION OR CONSTRUC-
TION PROJECT.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforegoing section
hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of this State
shall, at the next general election, to be held in this State in the year
1966, be 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 Constitu-
tional Amendment" and "Against the Constitutional Amendment,"
as now prescribed by law, and immediately after said election, due


 
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