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1944
PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR
OF MARYLAND DIRECTING THE PUB
LICATION OF BILLS PROPOSING
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE STATE
Whereas, at the January session of the
General Assembly of Maryland, held In the
year IMS, the following Acts were passed,
providing for the submission of amend
ments to the Constitution of the State to
the qualified enters of the State of Mary
land for adoption or rejection, namely:
CHAPTER 849
AN ACT to propose an amendment to the
Constitution of Maryland, by adding a
new Article thereto, to follow Immedi
ately after Article Xt-A, and to be known
as Article XI-B, and to provide for the
submission of said Amendment to the
Jiualtfied voters of the State of Maryland,
or adoption or rejection.
Section 1. Be It enacted by the General
Assembly of Maryland, (three-fifths of all
members of each of the two Houses con
curring), That the following Article to
follow Immediately after Article XI-A, and
to be known as Article XI-B, be and the
same Is hereby proposed as an amendment
to the Constitution of Maryland, which Ar
ticle, If adopted by the qualified voters of
the State of Maryland, as herein provided,
shall thereby, by such adoption, be and be
come a part of the Constitution of Mary
land.
XI-B
BALTIMORE REDEVELOPMENT
COMMISSION
Section 1. The General Assembly of
Maryland, by public local law, may au
thorise the Mayor and City Council of Bal
timore to create a Baltimore Redevelop
ment Commission. Any public local law
authorizing the creation of the Baltimore
Redevelopment Commission shall contain
the following provisions:
(a) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com
mission shall come Into being only when
the City Council of Baltimore shall pass
a resolution that there Is need for the es
tablishment of such a Commission In the
City of Baltimore. When the City Council
of Baltimore adopts such a resolution, It
Shall promptly notify the Mayor of Balti
more City of such adoption. Upon receiv
ing such notice ahd approving said resolu
tion, the Mayor shall appoint five persons
(or srjch additional number of persons as
the General Assembly may provide In said
(m bile local law), as Commissioners of the
laltlmore Redevelopment Commission. The
Commissioners shall serve for such terms
and shall receive such compensation the
General Assembly may provide In said pub
-1I local law.
(b) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com
mission, when created, shall have power
and authority to acquire land In slums
and blighted areas In Baltimore City by
purchase, lease or condemnation, and to
reconvey any such land by sale or lease
for redevelopment, In accordance with a re
development plan for Baltimore City, pro
vided that such redevelopment plan has
first been approved by the Commission on
City Plan of Baltimore City; and provided
further that no such Blum or blighted area
to be acquired shall be less than eight
acreß or more than eighty acres. The term
"slum” shall mean any area where dwell
ings predominate, which by reason of de
predation, overcrowding, faulty arrange
ment or design, lack of ventilation, light or
sanitary facilities, or any combination of
these factors, are detrimental to the public
safety, health or morals. The term
"blighted area” shall mean an area In
which a majority of the buildings have de
clined in productivity by reason of obso
lescence, depreciation or other causes to an
extent they no longer Justify fundamental
repairs and adequate maintenance.
(c) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com
mission shall have authority to use the
flower of eminent domain to acquire any
and needed for any redevelopment project;
provided, however, that the Baltimore Re
development Commission shall have first
obtained options upon or shall have pur
chased at least 50 percentum of such land
area required for any such redevelopment
project. Property already devoted to a
public use may be acquired by the Balti
more Redevelopment Commission; pro
vided, however, that no real property be
longing to the State of Maryland or the
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may
be acquired without the consent of said
State or of said City, as the case may be.
No property taken by the Baltimore Re
development Commission, by exercise of
the power of eminent domain, shall be
taken without just compensation, as agreed
upon between the parties, or awarded by a
Jury.
(d) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com
mission shall have power to petition the
United States of America for loans of
money and to receive from the United
mates of America such loans to be used in
the acquisition of land in slums and
blighted areas for redevelopment and for
use in the preparation of any redevelop
ment plan.
(e) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com
mission shall have power to reconvey any
land acquired by it, either by purchase,
lease or condemnation to any private cor
poration, companies, partnerships, or per
sons, for redevelopment and rebuilding, at;
a price consistent with the new uses which
the Commission on City Plan shall pre
scribe for spell land, even though such;
price may be below the original cost of
acquisition. The Baltimore Redevelopment;
Commission shall have power to include in
the terms of sale or leases of land to pri
vate corporations, companies, partnerships,;
or persons, provisions obligating the pur
chasers or lessees of such land to begin the
building of Improvements within a reason
able period of time; and to include in such
contracts, appropriate covenants and re
strictions to maintain standards of popu
lation density, property maintenance, char-i
acter of the use of land, and architectural!
standards established in the redevelopment!
plan and approved by the Commission on
City Plan of Baltimore City.
(f) The Baltimore Redevelopment Com-!
mission shall have no power to pledge the 1
credit of, or in any way bind the Mayor
and City Council of Baltimore, and thel
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore shall
not be liable in any way or manner what
soever, for any of the obligations, con
tracts, or undertakings of the Baltimore
Redevelopment Commission.
Sec. 2. The General Assembly of Mary
land may grant the Baltimore Redevelop
ment Commission, any and all additional
powers necessary and proper to carry into
effect the above mentioned powers and pur
poses of said Commission, provided such
additional powers are not inconsistent with
the terms and provisions of this Article
XI-B, and with any other provisions of the
Constitution of Maryland. The General As
sembly may add such other and further
limitation's upon the powers and the exer
cise of such powers of the Baltimore Re
development Commission as it maySleem
proper and expedient.
Sec. 3. And be It further enacted. That
the aforegoing Article hereby proposed as
an amendment to the Constitution of
Maryland, shall, at the Election to be held
in November, 1944, be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters of the State of
Maryland, for their adoption or rejection,
in pursuance of the directions contained In
Article XIV of the Constitution of Mary
land, and at the said General Election, the
vote on the said proposed amendment to
the Constitution shall be by ballot, and
upon each ballot there shall be printed the
words “For Constitutional Amendment”,
and “Against Constitutional Amendment”,
as now provided by law, and Immediately
after said Election, due return shall be
made to the Governor of the vote for and
against said proposed amendment, as di
rected by Article XIV of the Constitution,
and said proceedings had in accordance
with said Article XIV.
Approved: May fl, 1943.
CHAPTER 320
AN ACT to propose an amendment to re
peal Article 38 of the Declaration of
Rights of the Constitution of the State
of Maryland, said Article requiring the
General Assembly to give its consent to
gifts or sales of land to churcheß and to
all gifts made by will to churches and
denominations.
Section L Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of Maryland, (three-fifths of. all
the members of each of the two Houses
concurring). That Article 88 of the Decla
ration of Rights of the Constitution of the
State of Maryland, requiring the consent
of the General Assembly to certain gifts
to churches and denominations, be and It
is hereby repealed If adopted by the legaUy
qualified voters of the State, as herein pro
vided.
Sec. a And be it further enacted. That
the aiforegoing amendment to the Declar
itete of-* T *f
upon each ballot there shall be printed the
words: “Amendment to repeal Article 88
of the Declaration of Rights of the Con
stitution which requires the General As
sembly to consent to conveyances and cer
tain gifts to churches and denominations"
and underneath thereof the words: “For
Constitutional Amendment” and "Against
Constitutional Amendment”, as now pro
vided by law, and Immediately after said
election due returns shall be made to the
Governor of the vote for and against pro
posed amendment, as directed by said
Fourteenth Article of the Constitution, and
further proceedings had In accordance with
said Article 14.
Approved: April SO, 1943.
CHAPTER 470
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Sec
tion 1 of Article 14 of the Constitution
of the State of Maryland, title "Amend
ments 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 re
jection.
Bectlon 1. Be It enacted by the General
Assembly of Maryland (three-fifths of all
the members of each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following be and the
same Is hereby proposed as an amendment
to Section 1 of Article 14 of the Constitu
tion of the State of Maryland, title
"Amendments to the Constitution”, the
same, If adopted by the legally qualified
voters of the State, as herein provided, to
become Section 1 of Article 14 of the Con
stitution of the State of Maryland.
1. The General Assembly may propose
Amendments to this Constitution; provided
that each Amendment shall be embraced
in a separate bill, embodying the Article
or Section, as the same will stand when
amended and passed by three-fifths of all
the members elected to each of the two
Houses, by yeas and nays, to be entered
en the Journals with the proposed Amend
ment. The bill or bills proposing amend
ment or amendments shall be published by
order of the Governor, in at least two
newspapers, in each County, where so
mafiy may be published, fkhd where not
more than one may be published, then In
that newspaper, and In three newspapers
published in the City of Baltimore, once a'
week for four weeks immediately preceding
the next ensuing general election, at which
the proposed amendment or amendments
shall be submitted, In a form to be pre
scribed by the General Assembly, to the
qualified voters of the State for adoption
or rejection. The totes cast for and against
said proposed amendment or amendments,
severally, shall be returned to the Gover
nor, In the manner prescribed in other
cases, and If It shall appear to the Gov
ernor that a majority of the votes cast at
said election on said amendment or amend
ments, severally, were cast In favor there
of, the Governor shall, by his proclamation,
declare the said amendment or amendments
having received said majority of votes, to
have been adopted by the people of Mary
land as part of the Constitution thereof,
and thenceforth said amendment or amend
ments shall be part of the said Constitu
tion. When two or more amendments shall
be submitted In manner aforesaid, to the
voters of this State at the same election,
they shall be so submitted as that each
amendment shall be voted on separately.
Sec. 2. And be It further enacted, That
said aforegoing section hereby proposed as
an amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Maryland shall, at the next gen
eral election to lie held in November, 1944,
be submitted to the legal and qualified
voters of the State, for their adoption or
rejection, in pursuance of the directions
contained in Article 14 of the Constitution
of the State of Maryland, and at the said
general election the vote on the said pro-
Eosed amendment to the Constitution shall
c by ballot, and upon each bnllot there
shall lie printed the words “For the Con
stitutional Amendment", and "Against the
Constitutional Amendment”, as now pro
vided by law, and immediately after said
election due returns Bliall be made to the
Governor of the vote for and against the
said proposed amendment, as directed by
said Fourteenth Article of the Constitution,
and further proceedings had in accordance
with said Article Fourteen.
Approved; April 30, 1943.
CHAPTER 772
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Ar
ticle IV of the Constitution of Maryland,
title "Judiciary Department”, amending
Section 5 (under sub-title “Part I—Gen
eral Provisions”), Section 14 (under sub
title “Part ll—Court of Appeals”), and
Section 21 (under snb-title "Part 111
Circuit Courts”), and adding a new sec
tion, 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, quali
fications 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 re
jection.
Section 1. Be It enacted by the General
Assembly of Maryland (three-fifths of all
the members elected to each of the two
Houses concurring). That the following
sections be, and the same hereby are, pro
posed as an amendment to Article IV of
the Constitution of Maryland, title "Judi
ciary Department", amending Section fi
(under sub-title “Part I—General Provis
ions”), Section 14 (under sub-title "Part
II —Court of Appeals”), and Section 21
(under sub-title "Part III —Circuit Courts”),
and adding a new section, to follow Section
18 (under sub-title "Part ll—Court of Ap
peals”) and to be designated Section 18A,
the same, If adopted by the legal and
qualified voters of the State, ns herein pro
vided, to supersede and stand in the place
and stead of Sections 5, 14 and 21 of Ar
ticle IV of the Constitution of Maryland.
PART I—GENERAL
Bee. 5. Upon every occurrence or recur
rence of a vacancy through denth, resigna
tion, removal, disqualification by reason of
age or otherwise, or expiration of the term
of fifteen years of any judge, or creation
of the office of any judge, or in any other
way, the Governor shall appoint a person
duly qualified to fill said office, who shall
hold the same until the election and quali
fication of his successor. His successor
shall be elected at the first biennial general
election for Representatives. in Congress
after the expiration of the term of fifteen
years (if the vacancy occurred In that way)
or the first such general election after one
year after the occurrence of the vacancy
in any other way than through expiration
of such term. Except in case of reappoint
ment of a judge upon expiration of his
term of fifteen years, no person shall be
appointed who will become disqualified by
reason of age and thereby unable to con
tinue to hold office until the prescribed
time when his successor would have been
elected.
PART II—COURT OF APPEALS
Sec. 14. Until January 1, 1945, the Court
of Appeals shall be composed of the Judges
In office on November 7. 1944. From and
after January 1, 1945, the Court of Appeals
shall be composed of five Judges, two from
the City of Baltimore; one from the First
Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of
Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Tal
bot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and
Somerset Counties; one from the Second
Appellate Judicial Circuit, consisting of
Harford, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Prince
George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s
Counties; and one from the Third Appell
ate Judicial Circuit, consisting of Carroll,
Howard, Montgomery, Frederick, Washing
ton, Allegany and Garrett Counties; and
during the continuance In office of Judges
who were in office before January 1, 1945,
not exceeding three additional Judges. The
City of Baltimore Bhall, for the purposes
of thiß section, be designated as the Fourth
Appellate Judicial Circuit. The additional
Judge from the Fourth Appellate Judicial
Circuit shall be appointed by the Governor
to serve until the election and qualification
of his successor, as provided by Section 5
of this Article. Except as to such addi
tional Judge, the Judges of Bald Court,
in the first instance, shall be appointed by
the Governor from their respective appel
late Judicial Circuits but such appoint
ments shall be made from among the elect
ed Judges composing the Court of Appeals
as of December 31, 1944. If, on December
31, 1944, there are no elected members of
the Court of Appeals from any Appellate
Judicial Circuit, the Governor shall desig
nate the member of the Court of Appeals
from that Appellate Judicial Circuit from
among the appointed members of the
Court of Appeals from that Appellate Ju
dicial Circuit. If any Judge so appointed
shall be a member of the Court of Appeals
as of December 81, 1944, by virtue of hav
ing been elected to that office, his appoint
ment shall be for the balance of the term
for which be had theretofore been elected.
MIDLAND JOURNAL. RISING SUN, MD.
1 Juitjfps of tho Court of Appeals, shall
l be additional Judges of the Court of Ap
peals and shall continue to be Chief
Judges of their respective Circuits and
shall hold office for the residue of the
terms for which they were elected. No
successor to any such additional Judge
shall be appointed or elected as Judge of
the Court of Appeals or (except as pro
vided In Section 21 of this Article) as
• Judge of hts Circuit, but any such addi
tional Judge shall be eligible to appoint
ment as the member of the Court or Ap
peals from his respective Appellate Judicial
Circuit. Any vacancy In any Appellate
Judicial Circuit shall be filled by designa
tion by the Governor of one of the addi
tional Judges from such Appellate Judicial
Circuit, If any, to hold office for the real
due of the term for which he was originally
elected. Upon his appointment or desig
nation aa a member of the Court of Ap
peals from bis Appellate Judicial Circuit,
such additional Judge shall cease to he the
Chief Judge of Ills Circuit. The Judges of
the Court of Appeals shall be elected by
the qualified voters of their respective Ap
pellate Judicial Circuits, their terms to be
gin on the date of their qualification. One
of the Judges of the Court of Appeals shall
be designated by the Governor as the
Chief Judjfe. The Jurisdiction of the Court
of Appeals shall be co-extenslve with the
limits of the State and such as now Is or
may hereafter be prescribed by law. It
shall hold Its sessions In the City of An
napolis on the second Monday In January
In the year 1045, and thereafter at such
time or times as it shall from time to time
by rule prescribe. Its session or sessions
shall continue not less than ten months
In each year, if the business before It shall
ao require, and It shall be competent for
the Judges temporarily to transfer their
Blttlngs elsewhere upon sufficient cause.
The salary of each Judge of the Court of
Appeals shall be that now or hereafter
prescribed by the General Assembly and
shall not be diminished during Ills con
tinuance In office. When the number of
judges shall have become reduced to five,
three of the judges shall constitute a
quorum, and the concurrence of a majority
of a quorum shall be sufficient for the de
cision of any cause.
Sec. 18A. The Chief Judge of the Court
of Appeals shall be tbe administrative
head of the Judicial system of the State.
He shall from time to time require, from
each of the judges of the Circuit Courts
for the several counties and of the Su
preme UncU ft Baltimore pity, reports as
to the judicial work ahd business of fach
of the Judges and their respective courts.
He may, In case of a vacancy or of Ill
ness, disqualification or other absence of
one or more Judges of the Court of Ap
peals, designate any Judge of any of the
Circuit Courts for the counties or of the
Supreme Bench of Baltimore City to sit In
any case or for a specified period as a
judge of the Court of Appeals lo lieu of a
Judge of that court, and may designate, to
sit as a Judge of the Circuit Court for any
county or of any Court or Courts of Bal
timore City, either alone or with one or
more other judges, In any case or for a
specified period, any judge of the Court of
Appeals or of any other Circuit Court or of
the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City. In
the absence of the Chief Judge of the
Court of Appeals the provisions of this
Section shall be applicable to the senior
judge present. Tho powers of the Chief
Judge under the aforegoing provisions of
tills section shall be subject to Buch rules
and regulations, if any, as the Court of
Appeals may make. The Court of Appeals
from time to time shall make rules and
regulations to regulate and revise the prac
tice and procedure In that Court nnd In
the other courts of this State, which shall
have the force of' law until rescinded,
changed or modified by the Court of Ap
peals or otherwise by law. Tlie power of
the courts other than the Court of Appeals
to make rules of practice and procedure
shall be subject to the rules and regula
tions prescribed by the Court of Appeals
or otherwise by law.
PART III—CIRCUIT COURTS
Bec. 21, From and after January 1, 1045,
there shall be at least three judges for the
first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and
seventh circuits, to be styled judges of
the Circuit Court, to be elected or ap
pointed ns herein provided. In any of
said circuits in which there shall be more
than three Judgeß (including the additional
judge of the Court of Appeals), no succes
sor to the additional judge of the Court
of Appeals shall be appointed or elected
as judge of said circuit. In any of said
circuits In which there shall be only three
judges (Including an additional judge of
the Court of Appeals), a successor to the
additional judge of the Court of Appeals
shall be appointed and elected as Judge
of said circuit. The aforesaid number of
judges for any of the circuits shall be
subject to Increase or decrease by law as
provided In Section 5 of this Article. The
senior judge In length of service shall be
the chief judge of the circuit (unless there
la an additional judge of tbe Court of Ap
peals) ; the other judge or judges shall be
associate judges. No two of said judges
of the Circuit Court shall at the time of
their election or appointment, or during
the term for which they may hare been
elected or appointed, reside In any one
county other than Baltimore, Montgomery,
Prince George's or Allegany County, and
not more than two In any county except
(if there Is an additional judge of the
Court of Appeals) Baltimore County. In
case any candidate or candidates for judge
at any election shall receive sufficient votes
to cause such candidate or candidates to
be declared elected, but the election of such
candidate or candidates would cause more
judges than herein permitted to reside In
any county of the circuit, then and In that
event there shall be declared elected only
that candidate or those candidates residing
In said county. In the order of the votes
received, whose election would provide the
permitted number of judges from said
county, and also the candidate or candi
dates residing In some other county, and
not similarly disqualified, who shall have
the next highest number of votes In said
election. If, by reason of such a condition
or by reason of an equal vote for two or
more candidates a sufficient number of
judges duly qualified as to residence shall
not be elected at any election, then It
shall be the duty of the Governor to order
a new election for such unfilled office or
offices. The said judges shall hold such
terms of the Circuit Court In each of the
counties composing their respective cir
cuits, at such times, as are now prescribed
or may hereafter be prescribed by rules
or regulations by the Court of Appeals or
otherwise by law. One judge In each of
said seven circuits shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of uny busi
ness; and the said Judges, or any of them,
may hold special terms of their Courts,
when In their discretion, the business of
the several counties renders such terms
necessary.
All provisions of the Constitution of
Maryland and all acts of the General As
sembly relating to the Court of Appeals
or any other courts, and all rules hereto
fore adopted by the Court of Appeals, not
inconsistent with the provisions of the sec
tions amended or added by this amend
ment, shall remain in full force end effect
unless and until amended or repealed by
proper authority. All salaries now pre
scribed by law for associate judges of the
Circuit Courts shall continue to apply to
all judgeß (Including chief judges) of the
Circuit Courts who are not judges of the
Court of Appeals. No member of the Gen
eral Assembly at which this amendment
was proposed, If otherwise qualified, shall
be ineligible for appointment or election
as Judge of the Court of Appeals or any
other Court by reason of his membership
In such General Assembly. All appeals
and other matters pending In the Court of
Appeals on January 1, 1945, shall be pro
ceeded with and determined by the Court
as hereby constituted. In the event and
to the extent of any inconsistency between
the provisions of any section amended or
added by this amendment and any of the
other provisions of this Constitution or the
provisions of any existing law, the pro
visions of the section amended or added
Bhall prevail, and such other provisions
shall be repealed or abrogated to the ex
tent of such Inconsistency, except Section
35A of Articlle 111 of this Constitution;
provided, however, that in the event of
any Inconsistency between the provisions
of the sections thus amended or added and
any of the other provisions of this Consti
tution as amended by any other amend
ments which may be adopted at tbe same
time as this amendment, i. e„ at the elec
tion held in November, 1944, tbe changes
made by this amendment and all such
other amendments to this Constitution shall
all be given effect. i
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
the foregoing sections hereby proposed as ■
an amendment to the Constitution of Mary- '
land shall, at the election to be held in I
November, 1944, be submitted to the legal ,
and qualified Voters of the State for their ;
adoption or rejection in postsuance of the I
Constltutlo^of 1 Maryland, r *Md Urn"'.**2 I
- I
shall be printed the words, "For Constitu
tional Amendment” and "Against Constitu
tional Amendment", as now provided by
law, and Immediately after said election
due returns shall be made to the Governor
of the vote for and against said proposed
amendment aB directed by Article XIV of
the Constitution and further proceedings
had In accordance with said Article XIV.
Approved: May 9, 1948.
CIIAPTfDR 400
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Sec
tion 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
Jltate of Maryland for adoption or ra
action.
Section 1. Be It enacted by the General
Assembly of Maryland (three-fifths of all
the members of each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following be and the
same Is hereby proposed as an amendment
to Section 9 of Article fi of the Constitu
tion of the State of Maryland, title “At
torney-General and State’s Attorneys", the
same, If adopted by the legally qualified
voters of the State, as herein provided, to
become Section 9 of Article 0 of the Con
stitution of the State of Maryland
9. The State's Attorney shall perform
such duties and receive such salary as shall
be prescribed by law; and If any State's
Attorney shall receive any other fee or
reward than such as Is or may be allowed
by law,, he shall, on conviction thereof, be
removed from office; provided, that the
State’s Attorney for Baltimore City shall
have the power to appoint a Deputy and
such other Assistants as the Supreme
Bench of Baltimore City may authorise or
approve and until otherwise provided by
the General Assembly, the said State's At
torney, Deputy and Assistants shall receive
the following annual salaries; State's At
torney, seven thousand five hundred dol
lars; Deputy State's Attorney, live thou
sand dollars; Assistant State's Attorneys,
four thousand dollars each; said salaries,
or such salaries as the General Assembly
may subsequently provide, and such ex
penses for conducting the office of the
State's Attorney aB the Supreme Bench of
Baltimore City may authorise or approve
shall be paid by the Mayor and City Coun
cil of Baltimore to the extent tlint the total
of them exceeds the fees of his office, or as
the General Assembly shall otherwise pro
vide. and the Mayor and City Council of
Baltimore shall not be liable for appear
ance fees to the State’s Attorney.
Sec. 2. And be It further enacted. That
said aforegoing section hereby proposed as
an amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Maryland shall, at the next gen
eral election to be held In November, 1944,
be submitted to the legal and qualified
voters of the State, for their adoption or
rejection, In pursuance of the directions
contained In Article 14 of the Constitution
of the State of Maryland, and at the said
general election the vote on the said pro
posed amendment to the Constitution shall
be by ballot, and upon each ballot there
shall be printed the words “For the Con
stitutional Amendment” and “Against the
Constitutional Amendment”, as now pro
vided by law, and Immediately after said
election dun returns shall be made to the
Governor of tho vote for and against the
said proposed amendment, as directed by
snld Fourteenth Article of the Constitu
tion, and further proceedings had in ac
cordance with said Article Fourteen.
Approved: Mny 4, 1943.
CHAPTER 790
AN ACT proposing an amendment to Ar
ticle 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 salil Article, authorizing tho General
Assembly to provide by law for the as
signment of judges from the circuits to
sit in other circuits.
Section 1. Be It enacted by the General
Assembly of Mnryland (tbree-flftbs of all
the members of each of the two Houses
concurring), That the following new sec
tion, to be designated 13-A, to follow Im
mediately after Section 13 of Article IV,
title “Judiciary Department", sub-tltlo
"Part 1, General Provisions”, be, and the
same 1s hereby proposed as an amendment
to Article IV of the Constitution of this
State, the same, if adopted by tbe legal
nnd qualified voters of this State as here
in provided, to become n part of said Ar
ticle IV of said Constitution, to be num
bered as aforesaid.
Sec. 13A. The General Assembly shall
provide by General I,aw .for the assign
ment by the Court of Appeals of any of
the Chief Judges and any of the Associate
Judges of the several Judicial Circuits of
this State, Including any Judge of the
Court of Appeals from Baltimore City, and
any of the Judges of the Supreme Bench
of Baltimore, to sit in any other or differ
ent Judicial Circuits for designated and
limited periods, for tbe purpose of reliev
ing accumulation of business or because
of the Indisposition or disqualification or
any judge. And any Judge so assigned by
the Court of Appeals shall have all the
J lower and authority pcrtalulng to the
udge of tho court to which he Is assigned.
Sec. 2. And be It further enacted, That
the aforegoing section hereby proposed as
an amendment to the Constitution shall at
the election to be held in November, 1944,
be submitted to tbe legal and qualified
voters of the State for their adoption or
rejection, in pursuance of the directions
contained In Article XIV of the Consti
tution of the State of Maryland, and at the
said General Election the vote on the said
proposed amendment to the Constitution
s(iall be by ballot, and upon each ballot
there shall be printed the word “For Con
stitutional Amendment” and “Against Con
stitutional Amendment”, as now provided
by law, and immediately after said elec
tion, due return shall be made to the Gov
ernor of the vote for and against said pro
posed amendment as directed by Article
XIV of the Constitution and further pro
ceedings had In accordance with Article
XIV.
Approved: April 30, 1943.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, HERBERT R
O’CONOR, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE
OF MARYLAND, In pursuance of the di
rection contained in Section 1 of Article 14
of the Constitution of Maryland, do hereby
order and direct that this proclamation
containing a full, true and correct copy of
the text of said Chapters 649, 320, 476, 772,
490 and 790 of tbe Actß of the General
Assembly of Maryland of 1943, be pub
lished in at least two newspapers in each
of the counties of the State where so many
may be published and where not more than
one may be published then In that news
paper, and In three newspapers published
In the City of Baltimore, one of which shall
be published In the German language, once
a week for at least three months next pre
ceding the general election to be held In
the State of Maryland on Tuesday, the 7tb
day of November, 1944, at which election
the said proposed amendments to the Con
stitution shall be submitted In form and
manner prescribed by the General As
sembly, to the legal and qualified voters
of the State for their adoption or rejection.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE
GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF
MARYLAND. DONE AT THE CITY OF
ANNAPOLIS THIS 15TH DAY OF JULY,
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE
THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND
FORTY-FOUR.
/ \ By the Governor:
f ™ \ HERBERT R. O’CONOR
I aaXAT SEAL 1
J WM. J. MCWILLIAMS
Secretary of State.
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