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receiving a petition signed by five percent of the registered voters of the county or by ten
thousand voters of the county, whichever is the lesser number. If additional charter board
members are nominated by petitions signed by three percent of the registered voters of
the county or by two thousand registered voters, whichever is the lesser number, delivered
to the board of county commissioners within sixty days after the charter board is
appointed, the board of county commissioners shall call a special election not less than
thirty or more than ninety days after receiving petitions, unless a regular election falls
within the designated period. The appointees of the board of county commissioners and
those nominated by petitions shall be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order without
party designation. The voters may cast votes for, and elect a number of nominees equal to
the number of charter board members originally selected by the board of county
commissioners, and those so elected are the charter board. The charter board, within
[twelve] 18 months from the date of its appointment, or if there was an election for some
of its members, within [twelve] 18 months from the date of the election, shall present a
proposed charter for the county to the board of county commissioners, which shall publish
it at least twice in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the county within
thirty days after it is presented. The charter shall be submitted to the voters of the county
at a special or regular election held not earlier than thirty days or later than ninety days
after publication of the charter. If a majority of the votes cast for and against the adoption
of the charter are in favor of its adoption, the charter shall become effective as the
charter of the county on the thirtieth day after the election or such later date as shall be
specified in the charter.
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the extended period for
the drafting of a charter proposed by this Act may not be construed to apply to any
charter board in existence on the date of the general election to be held in November,
1992, but shall apply only to a charter board appointed or elected after that date.
SECTION & 3. 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 & 4. 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.


 
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