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CHAPTER 304
(House Bill 778)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article III of
the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," to
provide the municipal corporations within Cecil County with
certain quick-taking authority for right-of-way for municipal
roads, streets AND EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL WATER
AND SEWAGE FACILITIES, and providing for the submission
of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland
for their adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland
(three-fifths of all members elected to each of the two houses con-
curring), That the following section be and the same is hereby pro-
posed as an amendment to Section 40A of Article III of the Constitu-
tion of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," the same, if
adopted by the legally qualified voters of the State, as herein provided,
to become a part of the Constitution of Maryland:
40A.
The General Assembly shall enact no law authorizing private
property to be taken for public use without 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, but
where such property is situated in Baltimore City and is desired by
this State or by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, the Gen-
eral Assembly may provide that such property may be taken immedi-
ately upon payment therefor to the owner or owners thereof by the
State or by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, or into court,
such amount as the State or the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore,


 
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