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CHAPTER 162
(Senate Bill 564)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 13 of Article III of
the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", mak-
ing provision for filling vacancies in the office of State Senator in
certain senatorial districts or subdistricts, correcting an error in
this section, and submitting this 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 section be and the same is hereby
proposed as an amendment to Section 13 of Article III of the Con-
stitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", the same, if
adopted by the legally qualified voters of the State, as herein pro-
vided, to become a part of the Constitution of Maryland:
13. (a) In case of death, disqualification, resignation, refusal to
act, expulsion, or removal from the county or city for which he shall
have been elected, of any person who shall have been chosen as a
Delegate or Senator, or in case of a tie between two or more such
qualified [presons] persons, the Governor shall appoint a person to
fill such vacancy from a person whose name shall be submitted to
him in writing, within THIRTY days after the occurrence of
the vacancy, by the State Central Committee of the political party
with which the Delegate or Senator, so vacating, had been affiliated in
the County or District from which he or she was elected, provided
that the appointee shall be of the same political party as the person
whose office is to be filled; and it shall be the duty of the Governor to
make said appointment within fifteen days after the submission
thereof to him. // a name is not submitted by the State Central Com-
mittee within THIRTY days after the occurrence of the
vacancy, the Governor within another period of fifteen days shall
appoint a person , WHO SHALL BE OF THE SAME POLITICAL
PARTY AS THE PERSON WHOSE OFFICE IS TO BE FILLED,
AND who is otherwise properly qualified to hold the office of delegate
or senator in the District or County. In the event there is no State
Central Committee in the County or District from which said
vacancy is to be filled, the Governor shall within fifteen days after
the occurrence of such vacancy appoint a person who is otherwise
properly qualified to hold the office of delegate or senator in such
District or County. In every case when any person is so appointed
by the Governor, his appointment shall be deemed to be for the
unexpired term of the person whose office has become vacant.
(b) In addition, and in submitting a name to the Governor to fill
a vacancy in a Senatorial district or subdistrict, as the case may be,
in any of the twenty-three counties of Maryland, the State Central
Committee or committees shall follow these provisions:
(1) If the vacancy occurs in a district or subdistrict having the
same boundaries as a county, the State Central Committee of the
county shall submit the name of a resident of the district or sub-
district.


 
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