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amendment, as directed by Article XIV of the
Constitution, and further proceedings had in accordance
with Article XIV.
Approved May 17, 1976.
CHAPTER 550
(Senate Bill 42)
AN ACT concerning
New Counties - Reference to Race in Number
of Inhabitants
FOR the purpose of removing reference to race in number
of inhabitants required to form new counties or
change county lines and submitting this amendment to
the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for
their adoption or rejection.
BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland
Article XIII - New Counties
Section 1
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, (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 amendment to
Section 1 of Article XIII - New Counties, of the
Constitution of Maryland, 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 XIII - New Counties
1.
The General Assembly may provide, by Law, for
organizing new Counties, locating and removing county
seats, and changing county lines; but no new county shall
by organized without the consent of the majority of the
legal voters residing within the limits proposed to be
formed into said new county; and whenever a new county
shall be proposed to be formed out of portions of two or
more counties, the consent of a majority of the legal
voters of such part of each of said counties,
respectively, shall be required; nor shall the lines of
any county nor of Baltimore City be changed without the
consent of a majority of the legal voters residing within
the district, which under said proposed change, would


 
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