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Proceedings and Debates of the 1967 Constitutional Convention
Volume 104, Volume 1, Debates 205   View pdf image (33K)
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[Oct 5] DEBATES 205
OCTOBER 5, 1967 — 2:00 P.M.
THE PRESIDENT: The Sergeant-at-
Arms will clear the aisles and close the
The Convention will please come to order.
The invocation today will be offered by
the Reverend. Halsey M. Cook, Director of
Old St. Paul's Church in Baltimore City.
Reverend Cook.
Most gracious Father, we humbly be-
seech Thee, as for the people in Maryland
in general, so especially for the people here
assembled, that Thou wouldst be pleased to
direct and prosper all their consultations
to the advancement of Thy glory, to the
safety honor, and welfare of Thy people
that all things may be so ordered and
settled by their endeavors upon the best
and surest foundations. That peace and
happiness, truth and justice, may be estab-
lished among us for all generations. Save
us from all error, ignorance, pride and
prejudice, and of Thy mercy, vouchsafe,
we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify and
govern us in Thy work by Thy mighty
(Whereupon the roll call was taken.)
THE PRESIDENT: Delegates Abram-
son, Bard, Boyce, Cardin, Case, Chabot,
Freedlander, Hanson, Koss, Maurer, B.
Miller, Moser, Needle, Rosenstock, Sher-
bow, Singer, Sollins, Stern, Storm, Ritter,
and Willis.
The Clerk will record the roll call.
A quorum being present, the Convention
is in session. The Chair recognizes Dele-
gate Powers, Chairman of the Committee
on Calendar and Agenda.
I move we approve the Calendar and
Agenda for today.
THE PRESIDENT: Is there a second?
(The motion was duly seconded.)
The motion is that the Calendar and
Agenda circulated be approved. All those
in favor, signify by saying Aye; contrary,
No. The Ayes have it. It is so ordered. The
calendar is approved.
Reports of standing committees. We
have on the agenda today for considera-
tion the Seventh Report of the Committee
on Rules, Credentials and Convention
Budget. That is the report that was filed
yesterday and has to do with Motion No.
2, referred to the Committee on Rules on
September 27. The Clerk will read the re-
READING CLERK: The Seventh Report
of the Committee on Rules, Credentials and
Convention Budget, October 4, 1967. The
Committee on Rules has considered Motion
No. 2, introduced by Delegates Johnson and
Rybczynski, on September 27, 1967. The
Committee recommends that Motion No. 2,
both in its original form and in a modified
form subsequently suggested by its spon-
sors, not be adopted by the Convention.
THE PRESIDENT: The Chair recog-
nizes Delegate Scanlan, Chairman of the
Committee, and suggests that you come
forward to present the Report.
fellow delegates: I have the honor to pre-
sent the Seventh Report of the Committee
on Rules, Credentials and Convention
Budget. The report deals with and recom-
mends unfavorably with respect to Motion
No. 2, which was introduced by Delegates
Johnson and Rybczynski on September 27,
1967. As originally introduced, their pro-
posal was an amendment to Rule 28A [30]*,
and for the benefit of those who might not
have Rule 28A [30] immediately in front
of them, that rule provides, except upon
the affirmative vote of a majority of the
delegates present and voting, the Commit-
tee of the Whole will receive no final report
of a substantive committee after November
17, 1967.
You will recall that the amendment was
adopted as an attempt to insure that under
the statutory deadline under which this
Convention operates, that the various sub-
stantive committees will have completed
most of their work by that date, so that the
Committee of the Whole can get on to
the debate.
Motion No. 2 in its original form would
have provided a ten day delay between the
filing of the majority report and the oppor-
tunity to file a minority report.
*The number in brackets refers to the
final number assigned to the rule in the
Rules of the Constitutional Convention of

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