Joint Resolution of the House of Delegates and Senate of
Maryland ratifying an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States of America Proposed by Congress to the
Legislatures of the several States.
WHEREAS, both houses of the sixty-fifth congress of the
United States of America, by a constitutional majority of two-
thirds thereof, made the following proposition to amend the
Constitution of the United States of America, in the following
words, to wit:
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds
of each House concurring therein), That the following amend-
ment to the Constitution be and hereby is, proposed to the
States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when
ratified by the .Legislatures of the several States as provided
by the Constitution.
SECTION 1. After one year from the ratification of this
article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating
liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation
thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the
jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
SEC. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have the
concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legisla-
SEC. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall
have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the
Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Consti-
tution, within seven years from the date of the submission
hereof to the States by the Congress.