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month, with like effect. [[IF AN ACT IS ENACTED LESS
THAN 45 DAYS PRIOR TO [[JULY]] JUNE 1, THE FIRST
ONE-THIRD OF THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF SIGNATURES TO A
PETITION TO BRING THIS ACT TO REFERENDUM MAY BE SUBMITTED
TO THE [[STATE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD OF ELECTION LAWS]]
SECRETARY OF STATE WITHIN [[45]] 30 DAYS AFTER ITS
ENACTMENT; THE REMAINING SIGNATURES MAY BE SUBMITTED
WITHIN [[90]] 60 DAYS AFTEP ENACTMENT; THE EFFECTIVE DATE
OF SUCH A PETITIONED ACT OR PART OF AN ACT SHALL BE 46
DAYS AFTER ITS ENACTMENT.]]
IF__AN ACT IS PASSED LESS THAN 45 DAYS PRIOR TO JUNE
1, IT MAY NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE SCQNER THAN 31 DAYS AFTER
ITS PASSAGE. TO BRING THIS ACT TO REFERENDUM, THE FIRST
ONE-THIRD OF THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF_SIGNATURES TO A
PETITION SHALL BE SUBMITTED WITHIN__30_DAYS AFTER ITS
PASSAGE. IF THE FI3ST ONE-THIRD OF THE__REQUIRED NUMBER
OF_SIGNATURES IS SUBMITTED__TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER ITS PASSAGE, THE TIME FOR THE ACT TO
TAKE EFFECT AND FOR FILING THE REMamendER OF THE
SIGNATURES TO COMPLETE THE PETITION SHALL BE EXTENDED FOR
AN ADDITIONAL 30 DAYS.
(C) IN THIS ARTICLE, "PASS" OR "PASSED" MEANS ANY
FINAL ACTION UPON ANY ACT OR PART OF AN ACT BY BOTH
HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND "ENACT" OR "ENACTED"
MEANS APPROVAL OF AN ACT OR PART OF AN ACT BY THE
GOVERNOR.
(D) SIGNATURES ON A PETITION FOR REFERENDUM ON AN
ACT OR PART OF AN ACT MAY BE SIGNED AT ANY TIME AFTER THE
ACT OR PART OF AN ACT IS PASSED.
4.
A petition may consist of several papers, but each
paper shall contain [[the full text]] the full text,OR AN
ACCURATE SUMMASYrr.il APPROVED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,
of the Act or part of Act petitioned upon[; and there].
THERE shall be attached to each [such] paper OF
SIGNATURES FILED WITH A PETITION an affidavit of the
person procuring the signatures [thereon] ON SUCH PAPER
that of the [said] person's [own personal knowledge]
BEST KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF every signature [thereon] ON IT
is genuine and bona fide, and that the signers are
registered voters of the State of Maryland, and of the
City of Baltimore, or County, as the case may be, as set
opposite their names[, and no other verification shall be
required]. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PRESCRIBE BY LAW
THE FORM OF THE PETITION FOR REFERENDUM, THE MANNER FOR
VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF PETITIONS AND OTHER
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES NECESSARY AND NOT IN CONFLICT
WITH THIS APTICLE[[, WITH DUE CARE TO IMPOSING NO
HINDRANCE TO THE OPPORTUNITY OF QUALIFIED VOTERS TO SIGN
THE PETITION]].
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