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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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TO THE EXTENT PRESCRIBED BY THE ORDER OF RE-
MOVAL; THAT A JUDGE SO RETIRED SHALL HAVE THE
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES PRESCRIBED BY LAW FOR
OTHER RETIRED JUDGES; THAT NO JUDGE SHALL SIT
IN ANY HEARING INVOLVING HIS OWN REMOVAL OR
RETIREMENT; creating a system of District Courts in this State,
providing for the appointment and confirmation by the Senate of
judges in these courts, making provision for the jurisdiction,
powers, duties, and operations of the several District Courts, chang-
ing the powers and duties of certain other officers and agencies
with respect to the District Courts, abolishing certain other courts
and judicial officers being superseded by the District Courts and
its judges, relating generally to a system of District Courts in this
State authorizing procedures for the postponement of the creation
of certain District Courts, and submitting these amendments 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 amendments be and they are hereby
proposed to Sections 1, 2, 4A, and 18A of Article IV, title "Judiciary
Department," subtitles respectively, "Part I—General Provisions,"
"Part II—Courts of Appeal"; and Section 6 of Article XV, title
"Miscellaneous"; that Article IV of the Constitution is further
amended by repealing Sections 41A through 41C thereof, including
subtitles "Part V-A—People's Courts," "Part V-B—Municipal Court"
and enacting new Sections 41A through 41-1, inclusive, subtitle
"Part VI—District Court" to stand in the place of the sections so
repealed, the same if adopted by the legal and qualified voters of the
State as herein provided to become a part of the Constitution of
Maryland; and that said Article IV be further amended by repealing
Sections 42 and 43 thereof, subtitle "Part VI—Justices of the
Peace."
Article IV
1.
The Judicial power of this State shall be vested in a Court of
Appeals, and such intermediate courts of appeal, as shall be provided
by law by the General Assembly, Circuit Courts, Orphans' Courts,
such Courts for the City of Baltimore, as are hereinafter provided
for, and [Justices of the Peace] a District Court; all said Courts
shall be Courts of Record, and each shall have a seal to be used in the
authentication of all process issuing therefrom. [The process and
official character of Justices of the Peace shall be authenticated as
hath heretofore been practiced in this State or may hereafter be
prescribed by law].
2.
The Judges of all of the said Courts shall be citizens of the State of
Maryland, and qualified voters under this Constitution, and shall
have resided therein not less than five years, and not less than six
months next preceding their election, or appointment, as the case
may be, in the city, county, district, judicial circuit, intermediate
appellate judicial circuit or appellate judicial circuit for which they
may be, respectively, elected or appointed. They shall be not less
than thirty years of age at the time of their election or appointment,


 
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