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enacted, 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 to read as follows:
ARTICLE II
1.
The executive power of the State shall be vested in a Governor,
whose term of office shall commence on the [fourth] third Wednes-
day of January next ensuing his election, and continue for four
years, and until his successor shall have qualified; and a person who
who has served two consecutive popular elective terms of office as
Governor shall be ineligible to succeed himself as Governor for the
term immediately following the second of said two consecutive popu-
lar elective terms.
3.
The Speaker of the House of Delegates shall then open the said
Returns, in the presence of both Houses; and the person having the
highest number of votes, and being Constitutionally eligible, shall
be the Governor, and shall qualify, in the manner herein prescribed,
on the [fourth] third Wednesday of January next ensuing his elec-
tion, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable.
13.
All civil officers nominated by the Governor and subject to con-
firmation by the Senate, shall be nominated to the Senate within
[thirty] forty days from the commencement of each regular session
of the Legislature; and their term of office, except in cases otherwise
provided for in this Constitution, shall commence on the first Monday
of May next ensuing their appointment, and continue for two years
(unless removed from office), and until their successors, respectively,
qualify according to law.
ARTICLE III
14.
The General Assembly shall meet on the [third] second Wednes-
day of January, [nineteen hundred and sixty-five,] nineteen
hundred and seventy-one, and on the same day in every year there-
after, and at no other time, unless convened by Proclamation of the
Governor. A Proclamation convening the General Assembly in
extraordinary session must be issued by the Governor if a majority
of the members elected to the Senate and a majority of the members
elected to the House of Delegates join in a petition to the Governor
requesting that he convene the General Assembly in extraordinary
session, and the Governor shall convene the General Assembly on the
date specified in the petition. This section does not affect the Gover-
nor's power to convene the General Assembly in extraordinary
session pursuant to Section 16 of Article II of this Constitution.
15.
(1).
The General Assembly may continue its session so long as in its
judgment the public interest may require, for a period not longer


 
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