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Declaration of Rights
Article 23.
In the trial of all criminal cases, the Jury shall be the Judges of Law, as well as of
fact, except that the Court may pass upon the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain a
conviction.
The right of trial by Jury of all issues of fact in civil proceedings in the several
Courts of Law in this State, where the amount
in controversy exceeds the sum of five [hundred] THOUSAND dollars, shall
be inviolably preserved.
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the General Assembly
determines that the amendment to the Constitution of Maryland proposed by this Act
affects multiple jurisdictions and that the provisions of Article XIV, Section 1 of the
Constitution concerning local approval of constitutional amendments do not apply.
SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the aforegoing section
proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland shall be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters of this State at the next general election to be held in
November, 1992 for their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions contained in
Article XIV of the Constitution of this State. At that general election, the vote on this
proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there
shall be printed the words "For the Constitutional Amendments" and "Against the
Constitutional Amendments," as now provided by law. Immediately after the election, all
returns shall be made to the Governor of the vote for and against the proposed
amendment, as directed by Article XIV of the Constitution, and further proceedings had
in accordance with Article XIV.
Chaptered May 5, 1992.
CHAPTER 207
(House Bill 80)
AN ACT concerning
Charter Home Rule
FOR the purpose of amending provisions of the Constitution of Maryland to increase the time that a charter board has to
prepare a charter;


 
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