1834 JOINT RESOLUTIONS
tion system set up by the State of Maryland to the bootleg
industry with an accompanying disregard for law, danger
to the health of its citizens, and loss of revenue to both
state and federal governments; and
WHEREAS, it is the considered judgment that the federal
government has raised its excises beyond the optimum level
consistent with the objectives of taxation and control; and
has taken from the State of Maryland the power to restore
the proper balance; therefore, be it
Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That in
order to eliminate bootlegging, restore respect for law and
order, and provide adequate revenues for both state and
federal governments, that the General Assembly of Mary-
land does hereby memorialize and petition the Congress of
the United States to study the federal liquor tax policy and
enact legislation reducing the present excessively high tax
rate; and be it further
Resolved, that the Secretary of State be requested to send
a copy of this Joint Resolution under the Great Seal of
Maryland to the members of the House of Representatives
of the United States from Maryland, the United States
Senators from Maryland, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives of the United States, and the presiding of-
ficer of the Senate of the United States.
Approved March 12, 1953.
(Senate Joint Resolution 5)
A Joint Resolution requesting the Congress of the United
State to appropriate a sufficient sum of money to enable
the United States Army Engineers to carry out their
plan for the improvement of the Anacostia River Basin
with the view to relieving the periodic flood conditions
at and in the vicinity of the Bladensburg Peace Cross,
Prince George's County, Maryland.
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CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.