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[[ (F)]] (D) THE CONTINUANCE IN OFFICE OF A JUDGE OF
THE COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OR
REJECTION BY THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL
AREA PRESCRIBED BY LAW AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE
OCCURRENCE OF THE VACANCY WHICH HE WAS APPOINTED TO FILL,
AND AT THE GENERAL ELECTION NEXT OCCURRING EVERY
[[FOURTEEN]] TEN YEARS THEREAFTER.
[[(G)]] (E) THE APPROVAL OR REJECTION BY THE
REGISTERED VOTERS OF A JUDGE AS PROVIDED FOR IN
SUBSECTIONS [[(E)]] (C) AND [[ (F) ]] (D) SHALL BE A VOTE
FOR THE JUDGE'S RETENTION IN OFFICE FOR A TERM OF TEN
YEARS OR HIS REMOVAL. THE JUDGE'S NAME SHALL BE ON THE
APPROPRIATE BALLOT, WITHOUT OPPOSITION, AND THE VOTERS
SHALL VOTE YES OR NO FOR HIS RETENTION IN OFFICE. IF THE
VOTERS REJECT THE RETENTION IN OFFICE OF A JUDGE, OR IF
THE VOTE IS TIED, THE OFFICE BECOHFS VACANT TEN DAYS
AFTER CERTIFICATION OF THE ELECTION RETURNS.
[[(H)]] (F) AN APPELLATE COURT JUDGE SHALL RETIRE
WHEN HE ATTAINS HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY.
[[(1)]] (G) A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO IS
OTHERWISE QUALIFIED FOR APPOINTMENT TO JUDICIAL OFFICE IS
NOT DISQUALIFIED BY REASON OF HIS MEMBERSHIP IN A GENERAL
ASSEMBLY WHICH PROPOSED OR ENACTED ANY CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT OR STATUTE AFFECTING THE METHOD OF SELECTION.
CONTINUANCE IN OFFICE, OR RETIREMENT OR REMOVAL OF A
JUDGE, THE CREATION OR ABOLITION OF A COURT, AN INCREASE
OR DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF JUDGES OF ANY COURT, OR AN
INCREASE OR DECREASE IN THE SALARY, PENSION OR OTHER
ALLOWANCES OF ANY JUDGE.
SECTION 3. AND BF IT FURTHER ENACTED, (Three-fifths
of all the members elected to each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following be and the saae is hereby
proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland,
by adding new Section 18B, to be under the new subtitle
"Part IIA - Interim Provisions" of Article IV - Judiciary
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:
Article IV Judiciary Departaent
PART IIA - INTERIM PROVISIONS
18B.
(A) FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE AMENDMENTS
TO THIS ARTICLE, DEALING WITH THE SELECTION AND TENURE OF


 
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