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Session Laws, 1980
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HARRY HUGHES, Governor

3285

JOINT RESOLUTIONS SIGNED

by the

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

and the

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

No. 1

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 4)

A Senate Joint Resolution concerning

United States Constitutional Amendment

FOR the purpose of ratifying a proposed amendment to the
Constitution of the United States relative to providing
representation for the District of Columbia in the
Congress of the United States.

WHEREAS, The 95th Congress of the United States has
passed a Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States relative to providing
representation for the District of Columbia in the Congress
of the United States; and

WHEREAS, This Joint Resolution passed the House of
Representatives of the United States on March 2, 1978,
passed the Senate of the United States on August 22, 1978,
and now has been submitted to a vote of the states; and

WHEREAS, The State of Maryland wishes to ratify this
proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States
which, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of
the several states, shall be valid to all intents and
purposes as part of the Constitution of the United States,
viz:

"Article --

"SECTION 1. For purposes of representation in the
Congress, election of the President and Vice-President, and
article V of the Constitution, the District constituting the
seat of government of the United States shall be treated as
though it were a State.

"SECTION 2. The exercise of the rights and powers
conferred under this article shall be by the people of the
District constituting the seat of government, and as shall
be provided by the Congress.

"SECTION 3. The twenty-third article of amendment to
the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

"SECTION 4. This article shall be inoperative, unless
it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the

 

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