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tention of any judge who is retained in office pursuant to the preced-
ing provisions of this subsection shaU be pursuant to Section 41D of
this Article. After the effective date of these amendments in any
district (including any postponed effective date pursuant to sub-
section (c) of Section 41-I), no People's Court judge, judge of the
Housing Court of Baltimore County, or Justice of the Peace shall be
appointed or elected or exercise any power or jurisdiction.
(h) Each full-time clerk of a justice of the peace designated as
trial magistrate of a People's Court, of the Municipal Court of Balti-
more City, and the chief constable of the People's Court of Baltimore
City who is in office on the day before the first Monday in July, 1970,
shall become a deputy clerk of the District Court on the first Monday
in July 1970. The taking effect of the aforegoing amendments shall
not of itself affect the tenure, term, status, retirement, or compensa-
tion of any person then holding public office, position, or employ-
ment in this State, except as provided in the amendments.
(i) All statutory references to justices of the peace designated as
trial magistrates, to People's Courts, to the Municipal Court of Balti-
more City or to the Housing Court of Baltimore County, shall be
deemed to refer to the District Court in the appropriate district,
county or Baltimore City, to the extent not inconsistent with this
Constitution.
(J) NO MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT WHICH
THESE AMENDMENTS WERE PROPOSED, OR AT WHICH
THE NUMBER OF OR SALARY OF ANY SUCH JUDGES MAY
HAVE BEEN INCREASED OR DECREASED BY THE GEN-
ERAL ASSEMBLY FROM TIME TO TIME, IF OTHERWISE
QUALIFIED, IS INELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT OR ELEC-
TION AS A JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT BY REASON
OF HIS MEMBERSHIP IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Article XV
6.
The right of trial by Jury of all issues of fact in civil proceedings
in the several Courts of Law in this State, where the amount in con-
troversy exceeds the sum of five hundred dollars, shall be inviolably
preserved.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforegoing sections
and repealers hereby proposed as amendments to the Constitution of
Maryland at the next ensuing general election to be held in this
State shall be submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof for
their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions contained in
Article XIV of the Constitution of this State, and at the said gen-
eral election, the vote on the said proposed amendments to the
Constitution shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there shall
be printed the words "For the Constitutional Amendments" and
"Against the Constitutional Amendments" as now provided by law,
and, immediately after said election, all returns shall be made to
the Governor of the vote for and against said proposed amendments,
as directed by Article XIV of the Constitution, and further pro-
ceedings had in accordance with said Article XIV.
Approved May 21, 1969.


 
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