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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
Volume 380, Preface 1  
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Constitutional Amendments

Comparison of the process for amending the various Maryland Constitutions
Constitution of 1776
Session Chapter Title Ratified
Act of 1791 Chapter 80 No Member of Congress, or person holding an office of Trust or Profit under the United States shall be capable of having a Seat in the General Assembly or being an Elector of the Senate or holding any Office of Trust or Profit under this State... 1792
Act of 1794 Chapter 49 Every person being a member of either of the Religious sects or societies called Quakers, Menonists, Dunkers or Nicolites or New Quakers and who shall be conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath on any occasion... on making affirmation instead of taking several oaths... may hold and exercise any office of Profit or Trust... 1795
Act of 1797 Chapter 57 An ACT to alter and repeal those parts of the constitution and form of government that make the commissioners of Baltimore-town judges of the elections for delegates and for elector of the senate. 1798
Act of 1797 Chapter 118 An ACT to alter such parts of the declaration of rights, the constitution And form of government, as prevent persons conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath from being witnesses in all cases. 1798
Act of 1798 Chapter 115 An ACT to alter, abolish and repeal, certain parts of the constitution and form of government of this state as are therein mentioned. 1799
Act of 1801 Chapter 90 An ACT to alter such parts of the constitution and form of government as relate to voters, and qualifications of voters. 1802
Act of 1802 Chapter 82 An ACT to alter and repeal such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state as relate to the division of Frederick county into election districts. 1803
Act of 1804 Chapter 55 An ACT to provide for the trial of facts in the several counties of this state, and to alter, change and abolish, all such parts of the constitution and form of government as relate to the general court and court of appeals. 1805
Act of 1806 Chapter 29 An ACT to alter, change and repeal, such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state as relate to the division of Saint Mary's county into electional districts. 1807
Act of 1809 (June Session) Chapter 16 An ACT to alter the thirty-second and thirty-seventh articles of the constitution and form of government. 1809
Act of 1809 Chapter 38 An ACT to alter and abolish all that part of the Constitution which permits certain Citizens of Annapolis to vote for Delegates for Anne-Arundel County. 1810
Act of 1809 Chapter 65 An ACT to repeal and abolish the forty-fifth Article of the Constitution and Form of Government./td> 1810
Act of 1809 Chapter 83 An ACT to alter such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government of this State as relate to Voters and qualification of Voters. 1810
Act of 1809 Chapter 167 An ACT to alter all such parts of the Declaration of Rights, Constitution and Form of Government, as make it lawful to lay an equal and a general Tax for the support of the Christian Religion. 1810
Act of 1809 Chapter 198 An ACT to alter and abolish all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government as require a property qualification in Persons to be appointed or holding offices of profit or trust in this State, and in Persons elected Members of the Legislature or Electors of the Senate. 1810
Act of 1811 Chapter 211 An Act to alter the time of the meeting of the General Assembly of this State, and for other purposes. 1812
Act of 1816 Chapter 26 An act to alter, change and repeal, all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government of this State, as relate to the division of Prince George's County into Election Districts. 1817
Act of 1816 Chapter 32 An Act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the division of Allegany County into six separate Election Districts. 1817
Act of 1816 Chapter 35 An act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the division of Dorchester County into separate Election Districts. 1817
Act of 1816 Chapter 247 An act to alter and change all and every part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the Attorney General. 1817
Act of 1816 Chapter 252 An act to alter and change such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government as relate to the division of Anne Arundel County into Election Districts, and to change the place of holding Elections in the Second Election District of said County. 1817
Act of 1817 Chapter 51 An act relating to Election Districts in the City of Baltimore. 1818
Act of 1817 Chapter 61 An act to alter such parts of the Declaration of Rights, the Constitution and Form of Government as relate to the administration of Oaths in certain cases. 1818
Act of 1817 Chapter 189 An act to alter such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government as relate to Appointments to Offices of Profit and Trust by the Governor and Council. 1818
Act of 1820 Chapter 69 An act to alter, change and repeal, all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government of this State as relate to the Division of Queen Anne's County into Election Districts. 1821
Act of 1820 Chapter 85 An Act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the division of Washington County into five separate Election Districts, and for other purposes. 1821
Act of 1821 Chapter 35 An act to alter and repeal such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state, as relate to the division of Frederick county into election districts. 1822
Act of 1821 Chapter 38 An act to repeal all such parts of the constitution and form of government as relates to the division of Baltimore county, into seven separate election districts, and for other purposes. 1822
Act of 1821 Chapter 123 An act to alter and change such parts of the constitution and form of government, as relates to the division of Anne Arundel county into election districts, and to change the place of holding elections in the second election district of said county. 1822
Act of 1821 Chapter 188 An act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the division of Dorchester county into five separate election districts. 1822
Act of 1822 Chapter 112 An act to repeal an act, entitled, " An act to alter, change and repeal such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state as relate to the division of St. Mary's county into four election districts," passed at November session, one thousand eight hundred and six, and confirmed at November session, one thousand eight hundred seven. 1823
Act of 1822 Chapter 116 An act to repeal all such parts of the constitution and form of government as relate to the division of Anne Arundel county into five seperate election districts, and for other purposes 1823
Act of 1822 Chapter 204 An act to alter and change all such parts of the constitution and form of government as relate to the oaths taken by the members of the senate and house of delegates and all other officers therein mentioned 1823
Act of 1823 Chapter 111 An act to alter the time of the meeting of the General Assembly of this state, and for other purposes 1824
Act of 1824 Chapter 67 An act to repeal an act entitled, An Act to alter, change and repeal such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state, as relate to the division of Alleghany county, into eight seperate election districts,... 1825
Act of 1824 Chapter 129 An act to alter and abolish so much of the constitution and form of government for the state of Maryland as relates to the oath to be taken by the Senators and Delegates, previous to the election of Governor and Council 1825
Act of 1824 Chapter 146 An act to alter and repeal such parts of the constitution and form of government, as relate to the division of Somerset county, into election districts 1825
Act of 1824 Chapter 205 An act for the relief of the Jews in Maryland 1825
Act of 1825 Chapter 69 An act to amend the constitution and form of government as it relates to the division of Somerset county into election districts. 1826
Act of 1826 Chapter 180 An Act to change and repeal so much of the Constitution and Form of Government of this State as relates to the division of Queen Anne's County into Election Districts. 1827
Act of 1826 Chapter 181 An Act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government as relates to the division of Dorchester County into six separate Election Districts. 1827
Act of 1827 Chapter 50 An Act to alter and repeal all such parts of the constitution and form of government of this state as relate to the division of Worcester county into election districts. 1828
Act of 1828 Chapter 1 An Act to alter and repeal all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government as relate to the division of Dorchester County into Election Districts. 1829
Act of 1829 Chapter 168 An act to repeal all such parts of the Constitution and form of Government, as relate to the division of Frederick County, into eleven Election Districts, and for other purposes. 1830
Act of 1831 Chapter 33 An act to amend the Constitution and Form of Government as it relates to the division of Somerset county into election districts 1832
Act of 1831 Chapter 112 An act to repeal all such parts of the Constitution and form of Government as relate to the division of Frederick county into twelve election districts, and for other purposes 1832
Act of 1831 Chapter 147 An act to repeal all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government, as relates to the division of Somerset county, into election districts 1832
Act of 1831 Chapter 232 An act to provide for an alteration in the Constitution, so as to enlarge the number of Election Districts, in Baltimore county, and fix the place of voting 1832
Act of 1832 Chapter 92 An Act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and form of government, as relates to the division of Washington county into seven separate election districts, and for other purposes. 1833
Act of 1832 Chapter 252 An act to provide for an alteration in the Constitution, so as to make certain alterations and changes in several election districts, in Allegany county. 1833
Act of 1833 Chapter 11 an act to amend the Constitution and form of government as it relates to the division of Somerset county into Election Districts, and to establish an additional Election District 1834
Act of 1834 Chapter 219 An Act to alter and amend the Constitution. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That after the expiration of existing lottery grants, the Legislature of Maryland shall not pass any law authorizing the drawing of any lottery, or the traffick or dealing in lottery tickets, or schemes or devices in the nature of lotteries, or the distribution of money or property by chance. 1835
Act of 1835 Chapter 44 an act to amend the Constitution and form of government, so far as it relates to the division of Allegany county into Election Districts, and to establish an additional Election District 1836
Act of 1835 Chapter 98 an act to alter and amend the Constitution and form of government of this State, so far as it relates to the representation in the House of Delegates, from the City of Baltimore 1836
Act of 1835 Chapter 256 an act for the division of Baltimore and Frederick counties, and for erecting a new one by the name of Carroll, and to alter and change the Constitution of this State, so far as may be necessary to effect the same 1836
Act of 1835 Chapter 259 an act to repeal all such parts of the Constitution and Form of Government, as relates tothe division of Cecil county, into four separate election districts 1836
Act of 1835 Chapter 264 an act to provide for an alteration in the constitution, so far as relates to the division of the sixth election district, in Worcester county 1836
Act of 1836 Chapter 148 An act to repeal all that part of the Constitution and Form of Government, as relates to the division of Washington County into eight separate Election Districts, and for other purposes. 1837
Act of 1836 Chapter 197 An act to amend the Constitution and Form of Government of the State of Maryland. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the term of office of the members of the present senate shall end and be determined whenever, and as soon as a new senate shall be elected as hereinafter provided, and a quorum of its members shall have qualified as directed by the constitution and laws of this State. 1837
Act of 1838 Chapter 22 An act for the establishment of a municipal jurisdiction over a part of Anne Arundel County and to alter and change the Constitution of this State, as far as may be necessary to effect the same. 1839
Act of 1838 Chapter 411 An Act to amend the Constitution and form of Government of this State, limiting the future sessions of the General Assembly. 1839
Act of 1840 Chapter 230 An act to amend the Constitution and Form of Government of the State of Maryland. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That, upon the resignation of a Senator during the recess of the Senate, communicated, in writing, to the Governor, or upon the death of any Senator during the recess, it shall be the duty of the Governor to issue a warrant of election, to supply vacancies thus created, in the same manner as the President of the Senate for the time being is authorised to do in virtue of an act to amend the constitution and form of government of the State of Maryland, chapter one hundred and ninety-seven, passed at December session, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and confirmed December session, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. 1841
Act of 1840 (Special Session) Chapter 55 An act to alter and amend the Constitution of this State. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That it shall not be lawful for the Legislature of this State, to authorize any loans upon the credit of this State, which are not redeemable at the pleasure of the State, until the proposed loans are sanctioned by an act passed at the session of the General Assembly next succeeding that at which they are proposed and passed, so that the opinion of the people of the State may be expressed thereon. 1841
Act of 1842 Chapter 246 An act to change the Constitution and form of Government of this State, as to provide for the election of a Sheriff in and for Baltimore County, and a Sheriff in and for the City of Baltimore. 1843
Act of 1843 Chapter 339 An act to amend the Constitution and Form of Government of this State, prohibiting any money being drawn from the Treasury of the State, but in consequence of appropriations made by law. 1844
Act of 1845 Chapter 269 An act to alter and amend the Constitution and form of Government of the State of Maryland, so as to substitute Biennial for Annual sessions of the Legislature, and for other purposes. 1846
Act of 1846 Chapter 342 An act to alter and amend the Constitution and Form of Government of the State of Maryland, so as to make the Returns of Election for Governor to the Chancellor of this State, and for other purposes. 1847
Constitution of 1850
No Amendments
Constitution of 1864
Act of 1865 Resolution 11 Joint Resolution abolishing the sixth section of the eighth Article of the Constitution. 1866
Constitution of 1867
Session Chapter Title Ratified
Act of 1874 Chapter 364 AN ACT to amend section eight of article four, of the Constitution of the State of Maryland.  
Act of 1880 Chapter 417 AN ACT to amend section five of article four of the Constitution of this State. 1881
Act of 1890 Chapter 194 AN ACT to amend section seventeen, of article two, of the constitution of this State. 1891
Act of 1890 Chapter 195 AN ACT to amend section forty-eight of article three, of the constitution of this State 1891
Act of 1890 Chapter 255 AN ACT to amend section one, of article seven, of the constitution of this State. 1891
Act of 1890 Chapter 362 AN ACT to amend section three, of article twelve, of the constitution of this State.  
Act of 1890 Chapter 426 AN ACT to amend section fifty-one, of article three, of the constitution of this State. 1891
Act of 1892 Chapter 313 AN ACT to add an additional section to article four of the constitution of this State. 1893
Act of 1900 Chapter 185 AN ACT to amend Section nine, of Article 5, of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1901
Act of 1900 Chapter 432 AN ACT to amend Section four, of Article 3, of the Constitution of this State. 1901
Act of 1900 Chapter 469 AN ACT to amend Section two of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State. 1901
Act of 1912 Chapter 402 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 3 of the Constitution of this State by adding a new section, to be known as 40A 1913
Act of 1912 Chapter 497 AN ACT to amend section 27 of Article III, title "Legislative Department" of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1913
Act of 1912 Chapter 515 AN ACT to amend section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts," of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1913
Act of 1912 Chapter 602 AN ACT to amend section 3 of Article 1, title "Elective Franchise," of the Constitution of this State, so as to permit the General Assembly to excuse the vote seller from any penalty for selling his vote and place the penalty for the purchase of votes upon his vote and place the penalty for the purchase of votes upon the vote buyer alone, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1913
Act of 1912 Chapter 624 AN ACT to amend section 9 of Article 5, title "Attorney-General and State's Attorneys" of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1913
Act of 1912 Chapter 663 AN ACT to amend section 3 of Article 5 of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1913
Act of 1914 Chapter 390 AN ACT to amend Article XV of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, and to provide for the submission of such amendment to the qualified voters of this State for their adoption or rejection. 1915
Act of 1914 Chapter 416 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of this State by adding a new Article thereto to follow immediately after Article XI and to be known as Article XI-A, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1915
Act of 1914 Chapter 453 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article III. of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, by adding a new Section, to be known as Section 60; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1915
Act of 1914 Chapter 673 AN ACT to amend the Constitution of Maryland by adding thereto a new Article to be entitled " Article XVI,'' providing for 'The Referendum," and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1915
Act of 1914 Chapter 845 AN ACT to amend Section 44, Part VII., of Article 4, title "Sheriffs," of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said Amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1915
Act of 1916 Chapter 159 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 52 of Article III, title Legislative Department, of the Constitution of this State, regulating the making of appropriations by the General Assembly of Maryland in regular session, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1916
Act of 1916 Chapter 547 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 44, Part VII, of Article IV, title "Sheriffs," of the Constitution of this State, making the incumbent of the office of Sheriff in the several Counties of the State eligible for re-election, fixing the term of office at four years and providing that the sheriff shall give such bond, exercise such powers and perform such duties in each of said counties as now or may hereafter be fixed by law; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1916
Act of 1918 Chapter 20 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 1, title "Elective Franchise," of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, by adding a new section thereto, to be known as Section 1A, the same relating to absent voting; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1918
Act of 1922 Chapter 7 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 2 of Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", increasing the number of legislative districts of Baltimore City, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection: 1922
Act of 1922 Chapter 20 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 4 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", regulating the representation of the City of Baltimore in the House of Delegates; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1922
Act of 1922 Chapter 141 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article 6, title "Treasury Department," of the Constitution of Maryland, prescribing the salary of the Comptroller and the terms of office of the Comptroller and the Treasurer; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1922
Act of 1922 Chapter 227 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Maryland by adding thereto a new Article to be numbered "Article XVII," entitled "Quadrennial Elections," the same providing that all State officers, except judges, and all county officers elected by qualified voters shall be elected in every fourth year for terms of four years; and adjusting terms of State and county appointive officers; and providing that all provisions of the Constitution inconsistent with the provisions of this Article be repealed to the extent of such inconsistency; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection 1922
Act of 1922 Chapter 275 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 10 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Miscellaneous," providing that words or phrases used in creating public offices and positions shall be construed to include the feminine gender; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1922
Act of 1924 Chapter 116 AN ACT to amend the Constitution of Maryland by adding a new section to Article 4. 1926
Act of 1924 Chapter 177 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 9 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Attorney-general and State's Attorneys", sub-title "The State's Attorneys," regulating the compensation and the expenses of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City and that of his deputy and assistants, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1924
Act of 1924 Chapter 327 AN ACT to proposed an amendment to Section 34 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", for the purpose of permitting the State to pledge its credit for the raising of such funds as may be needed for the aid or compensation of those citizens of the State who during the time of war have, with honor, served their Country and State, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1924
Act of 1929 Chapter 133 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Sections 2 and 3 of Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Maryland. title "Treasury Department," so as to confer upon the Legislature power to authorize deputies, employed in the Treasury Department, to sign, countersign and grant warrants, and to sign, countersign and issue checks for the withdrawal of funds from the State Treasury under regulations prescribed by the Legislature; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the legally qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1930
Act of 1929 Chapter 348 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 15 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," regulating the compensation of the members of both House of the General Assembly of Maryland, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1930
Act of 1931 Chapter 479 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 of Article TV of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," eliminating the provision empowering the General Assembly to continue in office Judges who have reached the age of 70 years, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1932
Act of 1933 Chapter 456 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 7, of Article XI, of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "City of Baltimore," requiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, in contracting any debt or giving any credit, to discharge the same within forty (40) years; amending the powers of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow money for emergency purposes; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1934
Act of 1935 Chapter 426 AN ACT to amend Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts" of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1936
Act of 1935 Chapter 584 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 13 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," providing for the appointment of persons by the Governor to fill vacancies in the House of Delegates or in the Senate of the General Assembly of Maryland and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection.  
Act of 1936 (Special Session) Chapter 151 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 39 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," so as to strike out the provision therein to the effect that the General Assembly shall grant no charter for banking: purposes, nor renew any banking corporation now in existence, except upon the condition that the stockholders shall be liable to the amount of their respective share or shares of stock in such banking institution, for all its debts and liabilities upon note, bill or otherwise; and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1936
Act of 1937 Chapter 494 AN ACT to amend Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", of the Constitution of this State, to provide an additional judge in the Second Circuit and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1938
Act of 1939 Chapter 40 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 17 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part 2-Court of Appeals," providing for appointment by the Court of Appeals of the Clerk of said Court, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1940
Act of 1939 Chapter 163 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, adding thereto two new sections, to be numbered 41-A and 41-B under a new sub-title "Part V-A-People's Courts", and to follow immediately after section 41 of said Article, providing for the establishment of People's Courts; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1940
Act of 1939 Chapter 200 AN ACT to amend Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts" of the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1940
Act of 1939 Chapter 771 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, adding thereto one new section, to be numbered 35A and to follow immediately after Section 35 of said Article, providing that nothing in the Constitution shall exempt the salary or compensation of any judge or other public officer from the imposition of a nondiscriminatory tax upon income and providing for submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1940
Act of 1941 Chapter 494 AN ACT to amend Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", of the Constitution of this State, providing for the residential qualification and method of selection of Associate Judges in the Third Judicial Circuit and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1942
Act of 1941 Chapter 509 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 45 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", relating to the salary of Clerks of Courts and Registers of Wills, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1942
Act of 1941 Chapter 607 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland title "Legislative Department" by adding a new section to be known as Section 40B, providing for the taking of property by the State Roads Commission under certain circumstances; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1942
Act of 1941 Chapter 695 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 15 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", regulating the period that the General Assembly may continue its session and the compensation of the members thereof, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1942
Act of 1943 Chapter 476 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article 14 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Amendments to the Constitution", relating to the advertisements or publication of amendments to the Constitution, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1944
Act of 1943 Chapter 490 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 9 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Attorney-General and State's Attorneys", relating to the salary of State's Attorneys, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1944
Act of 1943 Chapter 649 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland, by adding a new Article thereto, to follow immediately after Article XI-A, and to be known as Article XI-B, and to provide for the submission of said Amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland, for adoption or rejection. 1944
Act of 1943 Chapter 772 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", amending Section 5 (under sub-title "Part I-General Provisions"), Section 14 (under sub-title "Part II- Court of Appeals"), and Section 21 (under sub-title v "Part III-Circuit Courts"), and adding a new section, to follow Section 18 (under sub-title "Part II-Court of Appeals") and to be designated Section 18A; providing for a Court of Appeals of five judges and relating to the number, selection, qualifications and duties of the judges of the Court of Appeals and other Courts; and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1944
Act of 1943 Chapter 796 AN ACT proposing an amendment to Article IV of the Constitution of this State, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part 1, General Provisions", by adding thereto one new section to be designated 13-A, to follow immediately after Section 13 of said Article, authorizing the General Assembly to provide by law for the assignment of judges from the circuits to sit in other circuits. 1944
Act of 1945 Chapter 529 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 12 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Attorney-General and State's Attorneys," sub-title "The State's Attorneys," relating to the duties of the State's Attorneys and the requirement to file a bond. 1946
Act of 1945 Chapter 659 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section l(c) of Article 11B of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Baltimore Redevelopment Commission", relating to the use of the power of eminent domain, and to provide for the submission of said Amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland, for adoption or rejection. 1946
Act of 1945 Chapter 703 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 5 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part 1. General Provisions", relating to the vacancies in the office of the Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1946
Act of 1945 Chapter 786 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 44 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part VII:-Sheriffs," relating to the election and compensation of Sheriffs and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1946
Act of 1947 Chapter 109 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article II, title "Executive Department," of the State Constitution, to provide that a Governor who has served two consecutive popular elective terms of office shall not be eligible to succeed himself for the term immediately following the second of his two said consecutive terms and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 162 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Baltimore Redevelopment Commission", said amendment to be under the title "City of Baltimore Land Development and Redevelopment", relating to the acquisition and disposal of property by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for certain purposes, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 497 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", amending Sections 14, 15 and 52 of said Article, providing for annual sessions of the General Assembly of Maryland, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 505 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland, by adding a new article thereto, to follow immediately after Article XIB, and to be known as Article XIC, relating to the acquisition and disposal of property by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for certain purposes, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 618 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article 13, title "New Counties", of the State Constitution, relating to changes in the boundaries of Baltimore City and of the Counties and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 623 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 38 of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of Maryland, relating to the consent of the General Assembly to certain gifts, grants, deeds, devises and bequests for religious purposes and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1948
Act of 1947 Chapter 721 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 15 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Miscellaneous," by adding a new section to be known as Section 11, and to follow immediately after Section 10 of said Article, relating to the eligibility of 1948
Act of 1949 Chapter 226 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 5 of Article 3, title "Legislative Department", of the State Constitution, relating to the membership of the House of Delegates and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1950
Act of 1949 Chapter 407 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 5 of Article 15 of the State Constitution, title "Miscellaneous", providing that the Jury shall be the Judges of Law as well as of fact in the trial of all criminal cases, except that the Court may pass upon the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain a conviction. 1950
Act of 1949 Chapter 714 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 17 of Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Executive Department", relating to the reconsideration of Bills which are vetoed or which fail by reason of not being signed following the adjournment of the General Assembly. 1950
Act of 1950 Chapter 14 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 38 of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", providing that a decree for payment of support for wife or children, or for alimony, shall not constitute a debt within the meaning of said section, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1950
Act of 1950 Chapter 56 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 of Article 6 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Treasury Department, relating to the signing of state bonds, certificates or other evidences of indebtedness, and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1950
Act of 1951 Chapter 199 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland, by adding a new Article thereto, to follow immediately after Article XIC, and to be known as Article XID, relating to the Acquisition and Disposal of Property by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for certain purposes, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1952
Act of 1952 Chapter 20 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 52 (4), (5) of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," relating to the State Budget and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1952
Act of 1953 Chapter 55 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 44 of Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," providing that the Sheriff of Baltimore City shall receive such salary as may be fixed by law, clarifying the provisions of said section and removing certain duplicating provisions therefrom. 1954
Act of 1953 Chapter 315 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Executive Department", increasing the annual salary of the Governor from $4,500 to $15,000 and providing that this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1954
Act of 1953 Chapter 480 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1A of Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Elective Franchise", authorizing the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment for voting by qualified voters of the State of Maryland who are absent at the time of any election from the ward or election district in which they are entitled to vote and providing for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1954
Act of 1953 Chapter 607 AN ACT to propose an amendment to SECTION 3 AND Section 21 of Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Circuit Courts",' 1954
Act of 1953 Chapter 754 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article XID of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Port Development", providing that no public local law enacted under the provisions and authority of said Article shall be enacted or construed to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to exercise or apply any of the powers and authority in said Article enumerated within the territorial limits of Howard COUNTY, OR WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY WITHOUT, IN CERTAIN INSTANCES, THE PRIOR CONSENT AND APPROVAL BY RESOLUTION DULY PASSED AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING, BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AND PROVIDING FURTHER THAT ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SHALL RETAIN THE POWER OF TAXATION OVER CERTAIN LANDS and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1954
Act of 1954 Chapter 42 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 22 of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department", to provide that the salary of the Secretary of State may be fixed by the General Assembly of Maryland, that he shall not be required to reside at the Seat of Government and REMOVING A REFERENCE TO THE FORMER OFFICE OF PRIVATE SECRETARY and to submit this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1954
Act of 1954 Chapter 53 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland by adding a new Article thereto, to be known as Article 11-E under the title "Municipal Corporations", and to follow immediately after Article 11-D thereof, generally prohibiting the enactment by the General Assembly of local laws relating to those municipal corporations which are not authorized by Article 11-A of the Constitution to have a charter form of government with certain exceptions, and conferring powers of charter amendment and home rule upon such municipal corporations. 1954
Act of 1954 Chapter 65 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", providing that there shall be not less than four judges in the sixth Judicial Circuit, not less than three judges resident in Montgomery County, removing certain obsolete provisions from said section, stipulating certain conditions under which said amendment shall be null and void and of no further effect and submitting said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1954
Act of 1954, Chapter 68 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", providing that there shall be not less than three Judges resident in Baltimore County, stipulating certain conditions under which this amendment shall be null and void and of no further effect and submitting said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection and removing certain obsolete provisions from said section. 1954
Act of 1955 Chapter 557 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland by amending Article XIA, title "Local Legislation", Section 3, so as to authorize County Councils of Counties which adopt a Charter under this Article to sit for the enactment of legislation for not exceeding forty-five days, which need not be consecutive, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1955 Chapter 616 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 27 of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to provide that no Bill shall originate in either House during the last ten CALENDAR days of a regular Session, in even years, or during the last twenty CALENDAR days of a regular Session, in odd years, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1955 Chapter 626 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 11 of Article 2 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department", providing that recess appointments of civil officers of the State shall be returned on the first day of the next REGULAR session of the Senate of Maryland for its adoption or rejection; and providing that this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1955 Chapter 725 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 52 (3) of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to provide that REQUIRING THE GOVERNOR TO SUBMIT THE BUDGET TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER ITS CONVENING IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1956 Chapter 99 AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, being Sections 1 and 5 of Article 1, title "Elective Franchise", Sections 2 and 13 of Article 2, title "Executive Department", Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 58 of Article 3, title "Legislative Department", Sections 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 37, 40, and 41 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department", Sections 1 and 7 of Article 5, title "Attorney General and State's Attorney", Sections 1 and 2 of Article 7, title "Sundry Officers", Section 2 of Article 12, title "Public Works", Section 2 of Article 14, title "Amendments to the Constitution", Sections 1 and 7 of Article 15, title "Miscellaneous", and Sections 3 and 4 of Article 17, title "Quadrennial Elections"; and to propose the repeal of certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, being Sections 3 and 8 of Article 3, title "Legislative Department", Section 6 of Article 7, title "Sundry Officers", Section 3 of Article 9, title "Militia and Military Affairs", Sections 1 to 7, inclusive, comprising all of Article 10, title "Labor and Agriculture", Sections 3 and 8 of Article 15, title "Miscellaneous", and Sections 5, 6, 7, 9,10, and 12 of Article 17, title "Quadrennial Elections" ; removing from the State Constitution certain obsolete, outmoded or incorrect material, generally amending the Constitution of Maryland, and submitting these amendments to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1956 Chapter 100 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1A of Article I of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Elective Franchise", providing for absentee voting at elections in this State by CERTAIN persons unable to vote personally by reason of physical disability and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1956 Chapter 124 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40 of Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department" sub-title "Part V-Orphans' Courts," providing that Judges of the several Orphans' Courts shall be paid such compensation as may be regulated by law and to submit this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1956
Act of 1957 Chapter 416 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 35 of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", providing that the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may increase or diminish the salary or compensation of any its appointed public officers during their term of office, relating generally to such authorization and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1958
Act of 1957 Chapter 522 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 11 of Article 5 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Attorney-General and State's Attorneys", sub-title "The State's Attorneys", providing for filling vacancies in the several offices of State's Attorneys and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1958
Act of 1958 Chapter 97 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 of Article 7 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Sundry Offices", abolishing the office of State Librarian and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1958
Act of 1959 Chapter 14 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 11 of Article 5 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Attorney General and State's Attorneys", sub-title "State's Attorneys", amending the constitutional provisions concerning the filling of vacancies in the office of State's Attorneys to clarify the language with respect to the filling of a vacancy in a county not haying a resident judge, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 224 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to provide an optional procedure for land acquisition in Baltimore County, Maryland, and to submit this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 234 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 34 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to provide for the Board of Public Works to authorize and direct the State Treasurer to borrow in the name of the State in anticipation of the collection of taxes, such sums as may be necessary to meet temporary deficiencies in the treasury, and to make and sell short term notes for such temporary emergencies to provide for appropriations already made by the General Assembly; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 373 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", by adding new Section 41C thereto, to follow immediately after Section 41B thereof, to be under the new sub-title "Part V-B-Municipal Court", creating a Municipal Court for Baltimore City and relating to the number, selection, qualification and duties of said Court, its jurisdiction and its personnel relating generally to the Courts of Baltimore City and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 575 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 41A of Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "People's Courts", providing for candidates other than an incumbent judge to run for election to the People's Court of Baltimore City, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 604 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to provide an optional procedure for land acquisition for County road or street right-of-way in Montgomery County, Maryland, and to submit this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 642 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article 4 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", increasing the number of Judges in Prince George's County, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE OFFICE OF JUDGE, and correcting an error in and removing obsolete language from said section and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 664 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 17 of Article II of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department", LIMITING THE provision for further consideration of Bill CERTAIN BILLS by General Assembly in event Bill is vetoed by Governor following adjournment of General Assembly or which fails to become law by reason of not having been signed by Governor following adjournment of General Assembly; and submitting this amendment to the legally qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 743 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Sections 6 and 7 of Article 2 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department", providing for succession to the office of Governor of this State in the event of certain specified contingencies, relating generally thereto, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the legal and qualified voters of this State for their adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1959 Chapter 761 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part III-Circuit Courts", to provide for an additional Judge of the Circuit COURT in Montgomery County, to be elected by the qualified voters of said County at the first biennial general election for Representatives in Congress after the adoption of the said amendment, TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL JUDGE IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE OFFICE OF JUDGE, AND SUBMITTING THIS AMENDMENT TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE STATE FOR ADOPTION OR REJECTION. 1960
Act of 1960 Chapter 11 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 14 of Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department", sub-title "Part II-Court of Appeals", to increase the membership of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, to provide for their selection from appellate judicial circuits and for the terms of office of present and new members of the Court, to provide for quorums and the number of judges necessary for a decision of the Court, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1960 Chapter 64 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 15 of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, granting the General Assembly the power to provide for the separate assessment, classification and sub-classification of land, improvements on land and personal property, and requiring that all taxes levied shall be uniform as to each such class or sub-class of land, improvements on land, and personal property. 1960
Act of 1960 Chapter 65 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 43 of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, granting authorization to the General Assembly to provide that land actively devoted to farm or agricultural use shall be assessed on the basis of such use and shall not be assessed as if sub-divided AND SUBMITTING THIS AMENDMENT TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE STATE FOR ADOPTION OR REJECTION. 1960
Act of 1960 Chapter 71 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 54 of Article 3 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", modifying the requirements for any county of this State to contract certain debts or obligations, and SUBMITTING this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1960
Act of 1961 Chapter 329 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", changing the procedure for the immediate taking of property under certain circumstances in Baltimore City , AND PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE PRESENT PROCEDURE FOR TAKING OF PROPERTY FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD, and providing for the submission of the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1962
Act of 1962 Chapter 6 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 (a) of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, entitled "The Referendum", to change the number of signers required on a petition to refer an act of the General Assembly of Statewide application to a referendum, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1962
Act of 1962 Chapter 100 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", amending the procedure for the immediate taking of property in Montgomery County, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the legally qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1962
Act of 1962 Chapter 121 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 38 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", amending the provision concerning imprisonment for debt in order to provide that a valid decree of a court of competent jurisdiction or agreement approved by decree of said court for the support of an illegitimate child or children shall not constitute a debt within the meaning of this section; and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1962
Act of 1963 Chapter 192 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article 11A of the Constitution of Maryland (1957 Edition), title "Local Legislation," extending the time during which a charter board under the home rule provisions for counties may prepare a charter or form of government, and correcting errors therein, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1964
Act of 1963 Chapter 744 AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, being Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department," amending the Constitution to provide that in Montgomery County, on and after the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, 1966, the several judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County shall sit alternately in rotation as an Orphan's Court for said County, exercising all the power, authority, and jurisdiction which Orphans' Courts now or hereafter have or exercise; to eliminate the election of Orphans' Court judges in Montgomery County; and to provide for the submission of these amendments to the legally qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection at the next general election. 1964
Act of 1964 Chapter 129 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 35 of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Declaration of Rights," and by the amendment to declare that the office of Notary Public shall not be considered an office of profit within the meaning of that Article, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1964
Act of 1964 Chapter 161 AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, being Sections 1, 3 and 13 of Article 2, title "Executive Department," and Sections 14, 15, 27 and 52(3) of Article 3, title "Legislative Department," relating to the duration of the Sessions of the General Assembly, making accompanying changes in the present Constitutional provisions concerning the salary of members of the General Assembly, the term of office of the Governor, the nomination of civil officers appointed by the Governor, the time and conditions for introduction of bills and the submission of the budget to the General Assembly by the Governor, correcting an error in Section 15 of Article 3, and submitting these amendments to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1964
Act of 1965 Chapter 7 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 of Article VI of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Treasury Department," to permit bonds, certificates, or other evidences of the debt of the State to be signed by a Deputy Treasurer and countersigned by a Deputy Comptroller and providing for the submission of this amendment to the legally qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1965 Chapter 493 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland by the addition of a new Article 11F thereto, title "Home Rule for Code Counties," to follow immediately after Article 11E, providing an optional system of home rule powers for certain counties in this State; establishing the procedure for becoming a code county; defining the powers of these counties and of the General Assembly for enacting, amending, or repealing certain public local laws; relating generally to powers of home rule for the counties here defined as "code counties"; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1965 Chapter 641 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article 2 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department", increasing the annual salary of the Governor and correcting the wording of this section, and providing that this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption and rejection. 1966
Act of 1965 Chapter 773 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," subtitle "Part I- General Provisions," by adding new Sections 4A and 4B thereto, to follow immediately after Section 4 thereof, creating a Commission on Judicial* Disabilities, providing for its members, powers and duties, relating generally to the early retirement and removal of judges7 as, BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMISSION, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1965 Chapter 781 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," by adding thereto a new section, to be known as Section 40C, to follow immediately after 40B of said Article, providing for an optional procedure for the acquisition of land and interests in land IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for the construction and extension of water supply, sewerage and drainage systems, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 10 AN ACT to propose amendments to the following sections of the Constitution of Maryland: Sections 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 18, and 33 of Article IV, title "Judiciary Department", subtitles respectively "Part I-General Provisions", "Part IT-Court of Appeals", and "Part IV-Courts of Baltimore City", to change the subtitle "Part II-Court of Appeals", to be "Part II-Courts of Appeal"; Sections 3 and 6 of Article V, title "Attorney General and State's Attorneys"; and Section 1 of Article XVII, title "Quadrennial Elections"; and to amend said Article IV of the Constitution, sub-title "Part II-Courts of Appeal", by adding new Sections 14A and 14B thereto, to follow immediately after Section 14 thereof; and to amend said Article IV of the Constitution, subtitle "Part II-Courts of Appeal", by repealing Section 18A thereof and enacting a new Section18A in lieu thereof, to stand in the place of the Section 18A so repealed; to authorize the General Assembly by law to create intermediate courts of appeal, to provide for the judges, jurisdiction, powers and duties of these courts, to change the powers of the Court of Appeals and other applicable provisions of the Constitution, to correct errors therein, to provide for the eligibility of members of the General Assembly to judgeships on said Courts of Appeal and to provide for the submission of these amendments to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 162 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 13 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", making provision for filling vacancies in the office of State Senator in certain senatorial districts or subdistricts, correcting an error in this section, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 304 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 40A of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," to provide the municipal corporations within Cecil County with certain quick-taking authority for right-of-way for municipal roads, streets AND EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL WATER AND SEWAGE FACILITIES, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.  
Act of 1966 Chapter 372 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 21 of Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," subtitle "Part III Circuit Courts," increasing the number of Judges of the Second Judicial Circuit who may reside in Cecil County, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 416 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 52(8) of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department", to change the time of consideration of supplemental appropriation bills by the General Assembly of Maryland, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 428 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article VI of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Treasury Department," to provide that the salary of the State Treasurer is fixed by the General Assembly by law, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1966
Act of 1966 Chapter 489 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 4 of Article VII of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Sundry Officers," providing for the abolition of the office of Commissioner of the Land Office, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1966
Acts of 1968 Chapter 617 AN ACT TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF MARYLAND, TITLE "JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT," BY AMENDING SECTION 31 AND REPEALING SECTION 31A THEREOF, TO REMOVE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS FROM SAID SECTION 31 AND TO ELIMINATE THE AUTHORITY GRANTED to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to supplement salaries paid to judges of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection, SUBJECT TO A CERTAIN CONTINGENCY. 1968
Acts of 1969 Chapter 784 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland, to amend Section 1 of Article I, title "Elective Franchise," to amend the Constitution of Maryland to change the period of residence required of residents of the State to vote, TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PURPOSES OF VOTING FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR FOR ELECTORS FOR THOSE OFFICES, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PRESCRIBE BY LAW A LESSER RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT FOR CITIZENS WHO HAVE RESIDED IN THIS STATE FOR LESS THAN SIX MONTHS and to provide for the submission of this amendment to the legally qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1969 Chapter 785 AN ACT to propose amendments to Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," by repealing Sections 2, 4, 5 and 6 thereof and enacting new Sections 2, 4, 5 and 6, to stand in place of the sections so repealed and by adding new Section 3 to follow immediately after Section 2 thereof, establishing the membership of the General Assembly; providing for the creation of legislative districts; providing for the election of members to the General Assembly and relating generally to the General Assembly of Maryland; and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1969 Chapter 786 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland by the addition of a new Section 1A to Article XI-A, title "Local Legislation," to follow immediately after Section 1 thereof, establishing an alternate procedure for any county, to submit to its voters the question of adopting charter form of government, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1969 Chapter 789 AN ACT to propose certain amendments to the Constitution of Maryland by the amendment of Sections 1, 2, 4A , 4B, and18A of Article IV, title "Judiciary Department," subtitles "Part I-General Provisions" and "Part II-Courts of Appeal"; and by the amendment of Section 6 of Article XV, title "Miscellaneous"; and by the repeal of Sections 41A, 41B and 41C of Article IV thereof, subtitles "Part V-A-People's Courts" and "Part V-B-Municipal Court"; and by the repeal of Sections 42 and 43 of Article IV, subtitle "Part VI-Justices of the Peace"; and by the enactment of new Sections 41A to 41-1, inclusive, in said Article IV, subtitle "Part VI-District Court," 1970
Acts of 1969 Chapter 790 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article II of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department," by adding new Section 24, to authorize the Governor to make changes in the organization of the executive branch by specified methods and set forth the legal status of such reorganizations when made in conformance with these methods and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1970 Chapter 532 AN ACT to withdraw and repeal Chapter 787 of the 1969 Acts of the General Assembly and to propose amendments to Article II of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Executive Department," by repealing and re-enacting Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 thereof, and by repealing Section 6 thereof, and enacting new Sections 1A, IB, 6 and 7A, amending the Constitutional provisions by changing the qualifications for Governor and by creating the office of Lieutenant Governor; providing for his qualifications and election; providing for gubernatorial succession, and the manner of impeachment of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor and relating generally to the office of Lieutenant Governor in Maryland; enacting certain procedural provisions and providing for the duties of certain State officers in relation thereto; and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1970 Chapter 558 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 36 of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Declaration of Rights," providing for religious freedom and permitting religious readings or prayer and reference to a Supreme Being in certain instances, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1970 Chapter 576 AN ACT to withdraw and repeal Chapter 788 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1969 and to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, by repealing and re-enacting Sections 1, 3, and 13 of Article II, title "Executive Department," and Sections 14, 15, 27 and 52(10) of Article III, title "Legislative Department," providing for the convening of the General Assembly, changing the maximum duration of regular sessions of the General Assembly, providing for a possible extension thereof, creating a General Assembly Compensation Commission to determine the compensation and allowances of members of the General Assembly, making certain compensating changes with respect to the time for inaugurating the Governor, THE TIME FOR FINALLY ACTING UPON THE BUDGET BILL, and the time for the introduction of bills into the General Assembly, enacting certain procedural provisions and providing for the duties of certain State officers in relation thereto, and providing for the sub-mission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1970
Acts of 1971 Chapter 357 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article 7 of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of Maryland, deleting archaic language describing those citizens entitled to vote, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1971 Chapter 358 AN ACT to propose a new Section 3A to Article XI-A of the Constitution, title "Local Legislation," to follow immediately after Section 3 thereof, to provide for the election of a county council for Baltimore County by COUNCILMANIC districts, or by the voters of the entire county, or by a combination of these methods of election, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 363 AN ACT to withdraw and repeal Chapter 356 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1971 and to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland by repealing and re-enacting, with amendments, Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article III, title "Legislative Department," establishing the membership and the districts for the election of members of the General Assembly and generally relating thereto, to provide for THE MANNER OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PLAN and making general provisions therefor, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 364 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 36 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," modifying the prohibition against the authorization of lotteries by the General Assembly in order to provide an exception for lotteries operated by and for the benefit of the State, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 366 AN ACT to amend the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of Maryland, to add new ARTICLE 46, to state that equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied because of sex. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 367 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Amendments to the Constitution," amending the constitutional provision concerning one subject in an amendment proposed by the General Assembly in order to make special provision for proposed constitutional amendments for the purpose of removing or correcting constitutional provisions which are obsolete, inaccurate, invalid, unconstitutional or duplicative, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 368 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article I of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Elective Franchise," by repealing Section 2 in its entirety and enacting a new Section 2 in lieu thereof, to stand in the place of the section repealed, revising the constitutional provision concerning the prohibition of the right to vote under certain circumstances in order to authorize the General Assembly by law to regulate or prohibit the right to vote of a person convicted of infamous or other serious crime or under care or guardianship for mental disability, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 369 AN ACT to propose amendments to Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," by amending Sections 27 and 28 thereof to provide that the Senate and the House of Delegates may adopt by rule a "consent calendar" procedure permitting bills to be read and voted upon as a single group on both second and third readings, provided that such rule provide the membership of these bodies with reasonable notice and an opportunity to object; AND SUBMITTING THIS AMENDMENT TO THE LEGAL AND QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE STATE FOR ADOPTION OR REJECTION. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 370 AN ACT to propose certain amendments to the Constitution of Maryland by repealing and re-enacting, with amendments, Section 1 of Article 17, title "Quadrennial Elections," EXEMPTING MEMBERS OF ANY ELECTIVE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION SUBJECT TO POPULAR ELECTION FROM SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 11 OF THIS ARTICLE, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 372 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 34 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," TO PROVIDE THAT THE ANNUAL TAX REQUIRED TO BE LEVIED TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON STATE DEBT AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS NOT LEVIED IF SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR THE DEBT ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE ANNUAL STATE BUDGET, TO CORRECT AN ERROR THEREIN, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUBmission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 373 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 52(6) of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," to permit the General Assembly to reduce items in the Budget Bill pertaining to the Judiciary Department, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 374 AN ACT to propose amendments to certain sections of the Constitution of Maryland, being Sections 20 and 40 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department," amending the Constitution to provide that in Harford County, on and after the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, 1974, the several judges of the Circuit Court for Harford County shall sit alternately in rotation as an Orphans' Court for said County, exercising all the power, authority, and jurisdiction which Orphans* Courts now or hereafter have or exercise; to eliminate the election of Orphans' Court judges in Harford County; and to provide for the submission of these amendments to the legally qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection at the next general election. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 375 AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland by adding a new article thereto to follow immediately after Article XI-F and to be known as Article XI-G, AND TO BE ENTITLED "CITY OF BALTIMORE-REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT LOANS," relating to making, guaranteeing or insuring financial loans by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for or in connection with the rehabilitation or improvement of certain property in Baltimore City, and to provide for the submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1972 Chapter 376 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Article IV of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judiciary Department," subtitle "Part III. Circuit Courts," by amending Section 26 thereof, to provide that in Washington County deputy clerks of court and other clerks are appointed and may be removed according to the merit system procedure established by law for these clerks in Washington County, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1972
Acts of 1973 Chapter 632 AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 3 of Article VI of the Constitution of Maryland, title 'Treasury Department," to provide that the Legislature may authorize a system of disbursing funds other than by the use of checks, and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1973 Chapter 745 AN ACT to amend Section 52 of Article III of the Constitution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," by the addition of a new subsection (5A) thereto, to follow immediately after subsection (5) thereof, imposing certain requirements for a balanced budget, requiring that the budget bill as submitted by the Governor, supplemented by the Governor, and amended by the General Assembly contain proposed appropriations not in excess of total estimated revenues, relating generally to the contents and totals in the budget bill, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 133 AN ACT concerning City of Baltimore - Rehabilitation and Improvement Loans FOR the purpose of amending the Constitution to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to make, guarantee or insure financial loans for or in connection with the rehabilitation, renovation, redevelopment or improvement of residential or commercial property, or any combination thereof, in Baltimore City, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. By proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article XI-G - City of Baltimore-Rehabilitation and Improvement Loans Section 1 [[and 2]] 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 879 AN ACT concerning Elected Officials - Convicted of Crimes FOR the purpose of adding to the Constitution of Maryland a provision [[removing certain elected officials from office upon conviction of certain crimes notwithstanding any appeal which may be taken]] [[for the suspension without pay of certain elected officials from office upon conviction of certain crimes_and for the removal of such officials if the conviction is upheld in a certain appeal; providing for the appointment of a person to temporarily fill such elective office during such suspension; providing for the reinstatement of such elected official under certain circumstances; providing for the restoration of pay for the period of suspension under certain circumstances; ]] for the suspension without pay or benefits of certain elected officials from office upon conviction of or the entry of certain pleas to certain crimes and for the removal of such officials if the conviction becomes final, after judicial review; providing for the appointment of a person to temporarily fill such elective office during such suspension; providing for the reinstatement of such elected official under certain circumstances; providing for the restoration of pay and benefits under certain circumstances; generally relating to suspension and removal of certain elected officials for certain misconduct and the filling of vacancies thus created; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 880 AN ACT concerning General Assembly - Eligibility FOR the purpose of clarifying certain provisions concerning eligibility of persons for the General Assembly, changing the references to certain districts or subdistricts from which Delegates and Senators are elected, abolishing certain residence requirements and establishing new residence requirements, renumbering where appropriate, generally relating to residence requirements of Delegates and Senators, correcting an error therein and providing for the submission of these amendments to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 881 AN ACT concerning Elective Franchise - Absentee Voting FOR the purpose of permitting the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment for toting by certain qualified voters and providing for the submission of this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 883 AN ACT concerning Legislative Bills - Presentment, Signing, Veto, and Effective Date [[and Referendum]] FOR the purpose of making certain changes relating to the presentment, signing, veto, and effective date [[and referendum]] of bills that have passed the General Assembly, correcting certain language, and providing for the submission of these Amendments to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 886 AN ACT concerning Commission on Judicial Disabilities FOR the purpose of authorizing the Commission on Judicial Disabilities to recommend to the Court of Appeals the censure or other appropriate disciplining of a judge and to issue a reprimand; authorizing the Court of Appeals to adopt rules governing the confidentiality of Commission proceedings, and the record thereof filed in the Court of Appeals; clarifying the power of the Court of Appeals to act upon the recommendation of the Commission; and submitting this amendment to the [[qualified]] qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 888 AN ACT concerning City of Baltimore - Residential Financing Loans FOR the purpose of adding a new Article to the Constitution to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to make, guarantee or insure financial loans for or in connection with the purchase, acquisition, construction, erection, or development of residential property in Baltimore City, including any land necessary therefor, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 889 AN ACT concerning Baltimore City Criminal Court - Office of the Clerk FOR the purpose of providing that in Baltimore City all employees of the Clerk of the Criminal Court shall be appointed or removed according to the merit system procedure established by law for deputies and clerks, clarifying language, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. 1974
Acts of 1975 Chapter 551 AN ACT concerning Appellate Judicial Selection and Tenure FOR the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of Maryland relating to the selection and tenure of certain judges; [[creating an Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission and providing for its composition and duties; requiring the appointment of certain judges by the Governor from among the nominees of this Commission;]] providing for a method of filling vacancies in the office of a lodge of an appellate court; providing for non-contested elections of appellate judges at certain intervals; setting the terms of such judges; deleting references to the contested election of certain judges; providing for the eligibility of members of the General Assembly for judicial office; making interim provision for certain incumbent judges; and submitting these amendments to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article IV - Judiciary Department Sections 5, 11, and 14 1976
Acts of 1975 Chapter 640 AN ACT concerning State Treasurer - Vacancy in Office FOR the purpose of providing that whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of State Treasurer, by reason of death, resignation, or removal by the Governor, the Deputy Treasurer shall act as Treasurer, until the next regular or extraordinary session of the General Assembly, whereupon the Legislature shall choose a successor to serve for the duration of the unexpired tern of office, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. By proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article VI - Treasury Department Section 1 and 6 1976
Acts of 1975 Chapter 785 AN ACT concerning Howard County - Election of County Council FOR the purpose of providing for the election of the members of the County Council of Howard County by councilmanic districts, or by the voters of the entire county, or by a combination of these methods of election, and providing for the submission of 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3A 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 542 AN ACT concerning Circuit Courts - Judges FOR the purpose of providing that there shall be at least one circuit court judge in each county in each of the first seven judicial circuits; making uniform the Constitutional provisions concerning the number of judges and their election in the first seven judicial circuits; repealing certain provisions concerning judges in the first and second judicial circuits; repealing obsolete language; making style changes; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 3 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 543 AN ACT concerning Governor and Lieutenant Governor - Salary Commission FOR the purpose of creating a Governors Salary Commission to recommend salaries for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor; enacting provisions generally relating to the structure and operation of the Commission and to the effect of committee recommendations with respect to the Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's salaries; clarifying certain constitutional provisions for transitional purposes; 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 1A 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 544 AN ACT concerning District Court - Jurisdiction FOR the purpose of granting jurisdiction to the District Court over juvenile causes; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 41A 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 545 FOR the purpose of revising and clarifying the authority and duties of the Attorney General to prosecute and defend certain suits or actions in certain courts and agencies; clarifying the procedures by which the General Assembly shall direct the Attorney General to take certain actions or aid in any prosecutorial functions; providing for the Attorney General to receive such salary as the General Assembly prescribes; generally relating to the powers and duties of the Attorney General; providing for the State's Attorney to perform such duties and receive such salary as the General Assembly prescribes; correcting certain language; and submitting this amendment to Section 3 and this amendment to Section 9 as separate ballot questions to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing a repeal from the Constitution of Maryland Article V - Attorney General and State's Attorneys Section 3 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 546 AN ACT concerning Temporary Assignment of Former Judges FOR the purpose of granting the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, upon majority approval of the Court of Appeals, the authority to assign temporarily certain former Judges to sit in any State Court, with an exception; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article IV - Judiciary Department Section 3A 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 547 ACT concerning Public Officers - Extra Compensation FOR the purpose of providing that the salary or compensation of a [[public officer whose term of office as fixed by law exceeds a certain number of years, ] ] [ [ member of the_Workmen's Compensation Commission 11 public officer whose term of office as fixed by law exceeds a certain number of years, may be increased or diminished; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 35 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 548 N ACT concerning [[Laws and Referendums - Effective Dates and Forms]] [[Referendums]] Referenda - Petitions and Forms FOR the purpose of [[providing that a law may not take effect before July 1 following the session at which it was enacted unless an emergency measure;]] changing the proportion of names to be filed in a referendum petition by a certain date; changing the deadline for filing a petition for referendum for certain acts ; authorizing the General Assembly to prescribe the form of a referendum petition, the manner of its verification and other necessary administrative procedures; correcting language; generally amending the referendum procedures and requirements; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejection. [[BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article III - Legislative Department Section 31]] 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 549 AN ACT concerning Debtors - Property Exempted from Execution FOR the purpose of opening to legislation the amount of property a debtor may have protected from execution. BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article III - Legislative Department Section 4U 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 550 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 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 551 AN ACT concerning Debt FOR the purpose of authorizing the General Assembly to involve the State in the construction of works of internal improvement which do not involve pledging the faith or credit of the State; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 3U 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 552 AN ACT concerning Baltimore City - Pledge of Parking Revenue for Revenue Bonds FOR the purpose of adding a new section to the Constitution to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to pledge revenue derived from the parking of motor vehicles for the payment of revenue bonds issued in connection with parking facilities to be owned by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article XI-C - Off-Street Parking 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 553 AN ACT concerning City of Baltimore - Industrial Financing Loans FOR the purpose of adding a new Article to the Constitution to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to make, guarantee or insure financial loans for or in connection with the purchase, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, erection, development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, renovation, modernization, or improvement of industrial property in Baltimore City, including any land necessary therefor, and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. By proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland New Article XI-J - City of Baltimore - Industrial Financing Loans Sections 1 and 2 1976
Acts of 1976 Chapter 640 AN ACT concerning Caroline County - Urban Renewal in Federalsburg FOR the purpose of correcting certain technical errors concerning urban renewal in Federalsburg, Caroline County. BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments, The Public Local Laws of Caroline County Section 126A(j), 126E(3), 126G(a)(3), and 126L(c)(3) Article 6 - Public Local Laws of Maryland (1965 Edition and 1975 Supplement, as amended) 1976
Acts of 1977 Chapter 679 AN ACT concerning Constitutional Amendments - local Approval FOR the purpose of requiring that a proposed Constitutional Amendment which affects only one county or the City of Baltimore and which the General Assembly so declares receive local as well as statewide approval before becoming effective; 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 XIV - Amendments to the Constitution Section 1 1978
Acts of 1977 Chapter 680 AN ACT concerning Amendments to the Constitution - Provisions of Limited Duration FOR the purpose of providing for previsions of limited duration which implement a Constitutional amendment; providing for a new article in the Constitution under which all previsions of limited duration shall be placed; providing that all provisions under the new article shall cease to be a part of the Constitution in accordance with its own terms; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article XIV - Amendments to the Constitution Section 1A 1978
Acts of 1977 Chapter 681 AN ACT concerning Constitution - Obsolete, Inaccurate, Invalid, Unconstitutional, or Duplicative Provisions FOR the purpose of removing or correcting constitutional provisions which are obsolete, inaccurate, invalid, unconstitutional, or duplicative; generally relating to technical revisions of the Maryland Constitution; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. 3Y proposing a repeal of the Constitution of Maryland Declaration of Rights Article 24 and 38 1978
Acts of 1977 Chapter 682 AN ACT concerning Prince George's County - Election of County Council PG 201-77 FOR the purpose of providing a certain method for the election of county council members in Prince George's County; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3A 1978
Acts of 1977 Chapter 683 AN ACT concerning Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Montgomery County - "Quick Take" Repealed) MC/PG 68-75 FOR the purpose of repealing the authority from the General Assembly to enact legislation providing for "quick take" by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Montgomery County; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing a repeal of the Constitution of Maryland Article III - Legislative Department Section 40D 1978
Acts of 1978 Chapter 971 AN ACT concerning Budget - Procedures and Powers FOR the purpose of expressly authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws (other than appropriation bills) which mandate the Governor, in the preparation of the annual budget, to provide for the funding of specified programs at specified levels; relating generally to the procedures and powers of the Governor and the General Assembly in the budgetary process; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 52(11) and (12) 1978
Acts of 1978 Chapter 974 AN ACT concerning Elected or Appointed Officer of the State FOR the purpose of giving the General Assembly the authority to provide by law a temporary replacement for any elected or appointed officer of the State who is unavailable to perform the duties of his office because he has become unable, or is or will be absent; providing for certain codification; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article IV - Miscellaneous Section 8 1978
Acts of 1978 Chapter 975 AN ACT concerning Amendments to the Constitution FOR the purpose of that providing an alternative means of publicizing amendments to the Maryland Constitution by order of the Governor; providing methods of publicizing amendments; 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 XIV - Amendments to the Constitution Section 1 1978
Acts of 1978 Chapter 976 AN ACT concerning Compensation of Public Officers FOR the purpose of reducing the number of years required to be in the term of office of a public officer before an incumbent public officer's salary may be altered; clarifying language; 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 III - legislative Department Section 35 1978
Acts of 1980 Chapter 136 AN ACT concerning Compensation of Public Officers FOR the purpose of reducing the number of years required to be in the term of office of a public officer before an incumbent public officer's salary may be altered; clarifying language; 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 III - legislative Department Section 35 1980
Acts of 1980 Chapter 523 AN ACT concerning The Judiciary Department - Supreme Bench Consolidation FOR the purpose of revising generally the Judiciary Article to the Constitution by creating the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and providing for its jurisdiction, organization, judges, clerks, officers, and employees; repealing provisions concerning the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City and its courts; correcting, clarifying, and conforming certain language; repealing certain obsolete and inconsistent provisions; providing certain related interim provisions under the Provisions of Limited Duration Article of the Constitution and assigning a section number to the existing language under that Article; relating generally to the Judiciary Department; making this Act subject to a certain contingency; and submitting this Amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing a repeal of the Constitution of Maryland Article IV - Judiciary Department Section 27 through 35, and 37 through 39, inclusive 1980
Acts of 1980 Chapter 524 AN ACT concerning Judiciary Department - Removal of Causes FOR the purpose of providing an automatic right of removal to another court having jurisdiction of certain criminal actions; providing that in other criminal actions and in all civil cases, the party must establish cause for the removal of the suit, action, issue, presentment, or indictment; clarifying language; correcting an error; repealing certain obsolete provisions; making this provision subject to a certain contingency; generally relating to the removal of criminal and civil cases from one court to another having jurisdiction; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 8 1980
Acts of 1980 Chapter 610 AN ACT concerning City of Baltimore - Residential Rehabilitation and Commercial Financing Loans FOR the purpose of amending the Constitution to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to make, guarantee, or insure financial loans to any person or other legal entity to be used for or in connection with the rehabilitation, renovation, redevelopment or improvement of buildings or structures, located within the boundaries of Baltimore City, which buildings or structures are to be used or occupied for residential purposes; to make, guarantee, or insure financial loans to any person or other legal entity to be used for or in connection with the purchase or acquisition of leasehold or fee simple interest in buildings or structures, and for construction, reconstruction, erection, development, rehabilitation, renovation, redevelopment or improvement of buildings or structures, located within the boundaries of Baltimore City, which buildings or structures are to be used or occupied for commercial purposes; 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 XI-G - City of Baltimore - Rehabilitation and Improvement Loans Section 1980
Acts of 1982 Chapter 321 AN ACT concerning Imprisonment for Debt FOR the purpose of eliminating a gender-specific reference in the Maryland Constitution and replacing it with a gender-neutral reference in certain provisions pertaining to imprisonment for debt; clarifying and specifying the meaning of the term "alimony"; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 38 1982
Acts of 1982 Chapter 600 AN ACT concerning Revenue Anticipation Notes FOR the purpose of authorizing the State Treasurer, subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works, to make and sell short-term notes in the name of the State in anticipation of the collection of revenue, including revenues from the proceeds of sales of bonds, subject to certain conditions; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 34 1982
Acts of 1982 Chapter 729 AN ACT concerning Montgomery County - Composition of County Council MC 220-82 FOR the purpose of permitting the election of the Montgomery County Council by councilmanic districts providing that a charter amendment adopted under this Act does not affect the terms, powers, and duties of certain members of the Council; providing that certain proposed amendments to the Montgomery County Charter approved by the voters prior to a certain election shall be null and void; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3A 1982
Acts of 1982 Chapter 739 AN ACT concerning Baltimore City - Debts and Extensions of Credit FOR the purpose of providing a certain exception to the requirement that certain debts created by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, certain credit extended by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, and certain other acts of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore that involve the faith and credit of Baltimore City be authorized by Acts of the General Assembly; providing for debt limitation; clarifying language; 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 XI - City of Baltimore Section 7 1982
Acts of 1982 Chapter 849 AN ACT concerning Local Government and Referendum Petitions FOR the purpose of altering certain requirements for signers of certain petitions and persons who attest to the authenticity of the signature; providing that the General Assembly shall prescribe by law the form of certain petitions, the manner for authentication and other administrative procedures; generally relating to procedures relating to certain petitions; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 7 BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article XVI - The Referendum Section 4 1982
Acts of 1984 Chapter 788 AN ACT concerning Constitutional Officers - Qualifications FOR the purpose of prohibiting certain persons from entering upon the duties of, or continuing to serve in, certain elective offices created by or pursuant to the Maryland Constitution if the person was not a registered voter in the State on the date of the person's election or appointment to that term or if, at any time thereafter and prior to the completion of the term, the person ceases to be a registered voter; acknowledging certain exceptions and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an amendment addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article I - Elective Franchise Section 12 1984
Acts of 1986 Chapter 649 AN ACT concerning General Assembly - Vacancy FOR the purpose of requiring the person nominated and appointed to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates or Senate of Maryland to be a member of the same political party, if any as that of the vacating Delegate or Senator--- at the time of the vacating member's election to office; 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 III - Legislative Department Section 13(a) 1986
Acts of 1986 Chapter 694 AN ACT concerning Harford County - County Council - Elections FOR the purpose of amending the Constitution to require the charter for Harford County to provide for the election of the members of the county council by the voters of the entire county; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3A 1986
Acts of 1986 Chapter 707 AN ACT concerning County Commissioners and Members of County Councils - Election FOR the purpose of repealing the Constitutional requirement that county commissioners and members of county councils be elected on the general ticket of each county; specifying that the General ^Assembly may provide by law whether the county commissioners in each county not governed by Article XI-A shall be elected by the voters of certain districts in each the county, or by the voters of the entire county, or by a combination of these methods of election; providing for a certain provision of limited duration; removing certain ' redundant provisions; making stylistic changes; repealing a certain obsolete provision; 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 VII - Sundry Officers Section 1 1986
Acts of 1986 Chapter 722 AN ACT concerning Clerks of Courts FOR the purpose of providing that the clerks of courts shall be funded through the State budget and all fees, commissions, or other revenues established by law for these offices shall be State revenues; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 10 1986
Acts of 1988 Chapter 793 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 1988
Acts of 1990 Chapter 61 AN ACT concerning Prohibition Against Holding More Than One Office - Exception FOR the purpose of creating an exception to the constitutional prohibition against certain executive, legislative, and judicial branch personnel holding more than one office of profit or trust to allow them to be members of reserve components of the armed forces of the United States or members of the militia of the United States or this State; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 33 and 35 By proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article III - Legislative Department Section 10 1990
Acts of 1990 Chapter 62 AN ACT concerning Clerks, Deputy Clerks, and Employees of the Courts FOR the purpose of making the Clerks of the Circuit Courts subject to and governed in accordance with the rules of the Court of Appeals pursuant to another provision; repealing certain visitorial and rulemaking powers; repealing the authority of the Clerks to appoint deputies; repealing a special provision as to Washington County; making the Deputy Clerks and other employees of the offices of the Clerks appointed and removed according to procedures set by law; directing that the Judicial Department's budget be certified to the Governor; generally relating to the Courts. Clerks and employees of the Courts, and to the Judicial Department; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 10 and 26 BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article III - Legislative Department 1990
Acts of 1992 Chapter 203 AN ACT concerning Civil Proceeding - Size of Jury FOR the purpose of providing that the parties to any civil proceeding in which the right to a jury trial is preserved are entitled to a trial by jury of at least 6 jurors; providing that the Constitution of Maryland does not prohibit a trial by jury of less than 12 jurors in a civil proceeding in which the right to a jury trial is preserved; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 5 1992
Acts of 1992 Chapter 204 AN ACT concerning Civil Proceeding - Size of Jury FOR the purpose of providing that the parties to any civil proceeding in which the right to a jury trial is preserved are entitled to a trial by jury of at least 6 jurors; providing that the Constitution of Maryland does not prohibit a trial by jury of less than 12 jurors in a civil proceeding in which the right to a jury trial is preserved; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 5 1992
Acts of 1992 Chapter 205 AN ACT concerning Jury Trials - Civil Proceedings FOR the purpose of providing that the right to a jury trial in civil proceedings preserved by Article 23 of the Declaration of Rights applies when the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 23 1992
Acts of 1992 Chapter 206 AN ACT concerning Jury Trials - Civil Proceedings FOR the purpose of providing that the right to a jury trial in civil proceedings preserved by Article 23 of the Declaration of Rights applies when the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 23 1992
Acts of 1992 Chapter 207 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; providing for the application of this Act; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 1 and 1A 1992
Acts of 1994 Chapter 102 AN ACT concerning Declaration of Rights - Victim's Rights FOR the purpose of adding a new article to the Maryland Declaration of Rights establishing that a victim of crime has a constitutional right to be treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity during all phases of the criminal justice process; establishing that a victim of crime has a constitutional right to be informed of the rights established in this Amendment and, under certain circumstances, to be notified of, to attend, and to be heard at a criminal justice proceeding, as these rights are implemented and certain terms are specified by law; providing that nothing in this Amendment permits any civil cause of action for monetary damages for violation of any of its provisions or authorizes a victim of crime to take any action to stay a criminal justice proceeding; and submitting this Amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Declaration of Rights Article 47 1994
Acts of 1994 Chapter 103 AN ACT concerning Court of Appeals - Circuits FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change alter the boundaries of the appellate judicial circuits from which members of the Court of Appeals are appointed; providing for a certain provision of limited duration for the implementation of the provisions of this amendment by designating certain judges to be deemed to be appointed from certain judicial circuits; providing for a certain provision of limited duration that specifies that the amendment may not be construed to limit or otherwise affect the terms or appointments of the members of the Court except for certain purposes; specifying certain eligibility, appointment, and continuation in office provisions for certain judges; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 14 1994
Acts of 1995 Chapter 113 AN ACT concerning Commission on Judicial Disabilities FOR the purpose of proposing Amendments to the Constitution of Maryland that alter the membership of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities; establishing certain requirements for members of the public appointed to the Commission; establishing a certain limitation on the number of terms members of the Commission may serve; providing that the composition of the Commission should reflect a certain diversity; providing certain provisions of limited duration for the purpose of implementing the provisions of these Amendments; generally relating to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 4A and 4B BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration Section 5 1996
Acts of 1995 Chapter 114 AN ACT concerning Governor - "Lame Duck" Appointments FOR the purpose of limiting the power of a Governor during certain periods to appoint a person to an office in the Executive Branch subjecting certain appointments to approval by the next succeeding Governor; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection. BY proposing an addition to the Constitution of Maryland Article II - Executive Department Section 10A 1996
Acts of 1996 Chapter 80 AN ACT concerning Dual Office Holding - Exceptions FOR the purpose of providing for exceptions to constitutional prohibitions against holding more than one office for law enforcement officers, or fire department or rescue squad members; generally relating to dual office holding; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 35 1996
Acts of 1996 Chapter 81 AN ACT concerning Charter Counties - Vacancies - Special Elections FOR the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of Maryland to authorize a charter county, as authorized by statute, to enact local legislation permitting the conduct of a special election to fill a vacancy in the County Council; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3 BY proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland Article XVII - Quadrennial Elections Section 2 1996
Acts of 1996 Chapter 82 AN ACT concerning Harford County - County Council - Election FOR the purpose of amending the Constitution to eliminate a requirement that the Charter of Harford County provide for the election of county council members by the voters of the entire County; 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 XI-A - Local Legislation Section 3A 1996
Acts of 1998 Chapter 322 AN ACT concerning Jury Trials - Civil Proceedings FOR the purpose of providing that the right to a jury trial in civil proceedings preserved by Article 23 of the Declaration of Rights applies when the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000; 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 Declaration of Rights Article 23 1998
Acts of 1998 Chapter 323 AN ACT concerning Montgomery and Harford Counties - Retired Judges - Assignment to Orphans' Court FOR the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of Maryland authorizing the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals to assign under certain conditions a retired judge of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County to do an act that a judge of the Orphans' Court for Montgomery County is authorized to perform; authorizing the Chief Judge to assign under certain conditions a retired judge of the Circuit Court for Harford County to do an act that a judge of the Orphans' Court for Harford County is authorized to perform; making stylistic changes; 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 IV - Judiciary Department Section 3A and 18(b) 1998
Acts of 1999 Chapter 119 AN ACT concerning Cecil County - Election and Terms of Office for County Officers the Board of County Commissioners
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to exclude certain county officers of the Board of County Commissioners for Cecil County from certain requirements that county elections be conducted on a certain quadrennial basis and that certain terms of office of certain county officers and certain officers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners be for a certain term; submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection; and generally relating to certain requirements for quadrennial elections and certain terms of office of certain county officers of the Board of County Commissioners for Cecil County.
1999
Acts of 2002 Chapter 587 AN ACT concerning District Court Commissioners - Powers and Duties
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to expand the powers and duties of District Court commissioners to include the issuance of certain civil interim civil orders for protection peace orders and civil interim protective orders within the jurisdiction of the District Court under certain circumstances; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
2002
Acts of 2002 Chapter 588 AN ACT concerning Constitutional Amendment - Emergency Legislation - Scope
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that would authorize the General Assembly to pass emergency laws creating or abolishing any office or changing the term or duties of any officer; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.
2002
Acts of 2002 Chapter 589 AN ACT concerning Montgomery County - Eminent Domain - Licensed and Certified Real Estate Appraisers
MC 202-02
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution to authorize the Montgomery County Council to appoint a licensed and certified real estate appraiser to estimate the fair market value of property situated in the county
2002
Acts of 2005 Chapter 617 AN ACT concerning Board of Public Works - Disposition of Park Lands - General Assmebly Approval Required
FOR the purpose of providing that the Board of Public Works may not approve the sale, transfer, exchange grant, or other permanent disposition of certain outdoor recreation, open space, conservation, preservation, forest, or park land without the express approval of the General Assembly or of a committee designated by the General Assembly in a certain manner
2006
Acts of 2006 Chapter 421 AN ACT concerning Court of Special Appeals - Right of Appeal from Circuit Court In Banc
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the establishment of the right of a party who did not seek review by a circuit court in banc to the Court of Special Appeals from an adverse decision by the circuit court in banc; altering the composition of a panel of judges for an in banc review; repealing the authority of the circuit courts to regulate by rules the procedure for appeals to the circuit court in banc; providing that the procedure for appeals to the circuit court in banc be provided by the Maryland Rules; providing that a decision by the circuit court in banc does not preclude the right of appeal to the Court of Special Appeals by an adverse party who did not seek in banc review; repealing an obsolete provision regarding "writs of error"
2006
Acts of 2006 Chapter 422 AN ACT concerning Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy
FOR the purpose of authorizing enactment of certain legislation to limit the right of trial by jury in civil proceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds a certain amount
2006
Acts of 2007 Chapter 513 AN ACT concerning Elective Franchise - Early Voting and Polling Places
FOR the purpose of authorizing the General Assembly to provide by suitable enactment a process to allow voters to vote at certain polling places in certain locations and on certain days prior to certain election dates; providing that the provisions of certain Acts of the General Assembly may not take effect; repealing certain provisions of law; making stylistic changes
2008
Acts of 2007, Special Session Chapter 5 AN ACT concerning Video Lottery Terminals - Authorization and Limitations
FOR the purpose of adding a new article to the Maryland Constitution to authorize video lottery terminal gaming in the State for the primary purpose of providing funds for public education; limiting the number of licenses that the State may issue to operate video lottery terminals; limiting the number of locations at which video lottery terminal facilities may be located; requiring a video lottery facility to comply with applicable planning and zoning laws of the local jurisdication; limiting the number of video lottery terminals that may be authorized in the State; providing that the statutory addition or expansion of forms of commercial gaming by the General Assmebly is prohibited except as provided by this Act; providing that the General Assembly may enact certain laws not inconsistent with certain provisions as may be necessary and proper to carry out certain provisions; defining a certain term
2008
Acts of 2010 Chapter 480 AN ACT concerning Civil Jury Trials - Amount in Controversy
FOR the purpose of adding an amendment to the Maryland Declaration of Rights ot alter the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a jury trial may be limited by legislation; altering the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a jury trial shall be inviolably perserved
2010
Acts of 2010 Chapter 481 AN ACT concerning Baltimore City - Orphans' Court Judges - Qualifications
FOR the purpose of adding an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to prescribe different qualifications for judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore City; requiring judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore City to have been admitted to practice law in this State and be members in good standing of the Maryland Bar; making certain technical changes
2010
Acts of 2011 Chapter 394 AN ACT concerning Prince George's County - Orphans' Court Judges - Qualifications
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to prescribe different qualifications for judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County; requiring judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County to have been admitted to practice law in this State and be members in good standing of the Maryland Bar; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
2012
Acts of 2012 Chapter 146 AN ACT concerning Baltimore County - Orphans' Court Judges - Qualifications
FOR the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to prescribe different qualifications for judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County; requiring judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County to have been admitted to practice law in this State and be members in good standing of the Maryland Bar; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
2012
Acts of 2012 Chapter 147 AN ACT concerning Elected Officials - Removal from Office - Crimes
FOR the purpose of requiring that an elected official of the State or of a county or municipal corporation who is found guilty of a felony or certain misdemeanors be suspended and, under certain circumstances, removed from office by operation of law; requiring that an elected official of the State or of a county or municipal corporation who enters a certain plea relating to a felony or certain misdemeanors be removed from office by operation of law; making stylistic changes; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
2012


 
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