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{II} TWO MEMBERS IN 2000, AND EACH OF THOSE MEMBERS MAY
BE APPOINTED TO ONE FULL TERM.
{2} THE INITIAL TERM OF THE MEMBER OF THE BAR ADDED TO THE
COMMISSION UNDER HOUSE BILL 916 OF 1995 SHALL EXPIRE IN 1998.
(C) FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE ELIMINATION OF ONE OF THE
FOUR JUDICIAL MEMBERSHIPS, THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS APPLY:
(1) IF A VACANCY EXISTS IN A JUDICIAL MEMBERSHIP AT THE TIME
THE GOVERNOR ISSUES THE PROCLAMATION UNDER ARTICLE XIV, SECTION 1 OF
THE CONSTITUTION, DECLARING THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY HOUSE BILL 916 OF 1995 TO HAVE BEEN ADOPTED, A SUCCESSOR
MAY NOT BE APPOINTED AND THAT MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE TERMINATED.
(2) IF NO VACANCY EXISTS IN A JUDICIAL MEMBERSHIP AT THE TIME
THE GOVERNOR ISSUES THE PROCLAMATION UNDER ARTICLE XIV, SECTION 1 OF
THE CONSTITUTION, DECLARING THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY HOUSE BILL 916 OF 1995 TO HAVE BEEN ADOPTED, THE FOUR
JUDGES SERVING ON THE COMMISSION MAY CONTINUE TO SERVE. WHEN THE FIRST
VACANCY IN A JUDICIAL MEMBERSHIP OCCURS, A SUCCESSOR MAY NOT BE
APPOINTED AND THAT MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE TERMINATED.
(3} IF NO VACANCY IN A JUDICIAL MEMBERSHIP OCCURS BEFORE
JANUARY 1. 1999, ONE OF THE TWO JUDGES WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE ON JANUARY 1,
1999 MAY NOT BE REAPPQINTED AND THE MEMBERSHIP HELD BY THAT JUDGE
SHALL BE TERMINATED.
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, 1996 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 April 13, 1995.


 
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