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Courts, on the part of the State, which the General
Assembly, or the Governor, acting according to law, shall
direct to be commenced, prosecuted or defended, and he
shall have and perform such other duties and shall
appoint such number of deputies or assistants as the
General Assembly may from tiae to time by law prescribe:
And he shall receive for his service an annual salary of
three thousand dollars, or such annual salary as the
General Assembly may from time to time by law prescribe;
but he shall not be entitled to receive any fees,
perquisites or rewards whatever, in addition to the
salary aforesaid, for the performance of any official
duty; nor shall the Governor employ any additional
Counsel, in any Case whatever, unless authorized by the
General Assembly.]
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, (Three-fifths
of all the members elected to each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following be and the same is hereby
proposed as an addition to the Constitution of Maryland,
by adding new Section 3 to Article V - Attorney General
and State's Attorneys, 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 V - Attorney General and State's Attorneys
3.
(A) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL:
(1) PROSECUTE AND DEFEND ON THE PART OF THE
STATE ALL CASES PENDING IN THE APPELLATE COURTS OF THE
STATE, IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE
INFERIOR FEDERAL COURTS, BY OR AGAINST THE STATE, OR IN
WHICH THE STATE HAY BE INTERESTED, EXCEPT THOSE CRIMINAL
APPEALS OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED EY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
(2) INVESTIGATE, COMMENCE, AND PROSECUTE OB
DEFEND ANY CIVIL OR CRIMINAL SUIT OR ACTION OR CATEGORY
OF SUCH SUITS OR ACTIONS IN ANY OF THE FEDERAL COURTS OR
IN ANY COURT OF THIS STATE, OR BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE
AGENCIES AND QUASI LEGISLATIVE BODIES, ON THE PART OF
THE STATE OR IN WHICH THE STATE MAY BE INTERESTED, WHICH
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LAW OE JOINT RESOLUTION, OR THE
GOVERNOR, SHALL HAVE DIRECTED OR SHALL DIRECT TO BE
INVESTIGATED, COMMENCED AND PROSECUTED OR DEFENDED.
(3) WHEN REQUIRED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY
LAW OR JOINT RESOLUTION, OR BY THE GOVERNOR, AID ANY
STATE'S ATTORNEY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED PROSECUTING OFFICER
IN INVESTIGATING, COMMENCING, AND PROSECUTING ANY
CRIMINAL SUIT OR ACTION OP CATEGORY OF SUCH SUITS OB
ACTIONS BROUGHT BY THE STATE IN ANY COURT OF THIS STATE.
(4) GIVE HIS OPINION IN WRITING WHENEVER


 
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