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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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CHAPTER 793
(Senate Bill 166)
AN ACT concerning
General Assembly - Veto and Consent Calendars
FOR the purpose of authorizing the General Assembly to adopt by
rule a veto calendar and a first-reading consent calendar
procedure that permits vetoed bills and first reader bills
to be considered and voted upon as a single group, after
notice and opportunity to remove bills from the respective
calendar; clarifying language and punctuation; 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 II - Executive Department
Section 17
BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland
Article III - Legislative Department
Section 27
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 it be proposed that the Constitution
of Maryland read as follows:
Article II - Executive Department
17.
(A) To guard against hasty or partial legislation and
encroachment of the Legislative Department upon the co-ordinate
Executive and Judicial Departments, every Bill [which shall have]
passed BY the House of Delegates and the Senate [shall], before
it becomes a law, SHALL be presented to the Governor of the
State[; if he]. IF THE GOVERNOR approves he shall sign it, but
if not he shall return it with his objections to the House in
which it originated, which House shall enter the objections at
large on its Journal and proceed to reconsider the Bill[; if],
EACH HOUSE MAY ADOPT BY RULE A VETO CALENDAR PROCEDURE THAT
PERMITS BILLS THAT ARE TO BE RECONSIDERED TO BE READ AND VOTED
UPON AS A SINGLE GROUP. THE MEMBERS OF EACH HOUSE SHALL BE
AFFORDED REASONABLE NOTICE OF THE BILLS TO BE PLACED ON EACH VETO
CALENDAR. UPON THE OBJECTION OF A MEMBER, ANY BILL SHALL BE
REMOVED FROM THE VETO CALENDAR. IF, after such reconsideration,


 
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