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Proceedings and Debates of the 1967 Constitutional Convention
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[Oct. 16] DEBATES 253
and all official records under reasonable
regulations.
THE PRESIDENT: Delegate Proposal
No. 380 is referred to the Committee on
Personal Rights and the Preamble.
Delegate Proposal No. 381. The Clerk
will read the proposal.
READING CLERK: Delegate Proposal
No. 381, by Delegate Bennett. Title,
A PROPOSAL that in proceedings for
the removal or censure of judges, miscon-
duct in office shall be construed as includ-
ing rulings, excessive sentences, or immod-
erate statements clearly manifesting bias
or hostility based on race, creed, or color.
THE PRESIDENT: Delegate Proposal
No. 38I is referred to the Committee on the
Judicial Branch.
Delegate Proposal No. 382. The Clerk
will read the proposal.
READING CLERK: Delegate Proposal
No. 382, by Delegate Cardin. Title,
A PROPOSAL that the minimum age
for voting be reduced from twenty-one
years to twenty years.
THE PRESIDENT: Delegate Proposal
No. 382 is referred to the Committee on
Suffrage and Elections.
Motions and Resolutions. Resolution No.
17. The Clerk will read the resolution.
READING CLERK: Resolution No. 17,
by Delegate Cardin.
A RESOLUTION providing that the
legislature be requested to make the age
for executing a legal document and pur-
chasing alcoholic beverages consistent with
the voting age.
THE PRESIDENT: Resolution No. 17
is referred to the Committee on General
Provisions.
Are there any other motions or resolu-
tions? If not, we will move on to announce-
ments. I have only one, and that is to re-
mind you that the cruise for delegates, staff
and their respective spouses is tomorrow
afternoon, the ship leaves the Yacht Basin
at 4:30 P.M. If you have not already gotten
your tickets, please get them from the
office of the secretary.
Are there any announcements by com-
mittee chairmen? Delegate Kiefer?
DELEGATE KIEFER: Mr. President,
the Committee on Personal Rights and the
Preamble will meet immediately after this
meeting to continue hearings on the pro-
posals submitted by Delegate Finch and at
the conclusion of this, or in any event at
7:30 P.M. this evening, we will hear from
Mr. Bernard Fensterwald, who is Chief
Counsel of the Senate Subcommittee on Ad-
ministrative Practice and Procedure. He
will talk to us on matters involving wire-
tapping and eavesdropping. Tomorrow we
begin hearings in the freedom of religion
area as connected with the Bill of Rights.
At 10:00 A.M. we will have witnesses, Mr.
Ed Doerr, a member of the board of direc-
tors of Protestant and Other Americans
United for Separation of Church and
State; Francis X. Gallagher, Esq., Dele-
gate to this Convention, Meyer Eisenberg,
Chairman, Legislative Affairs Committee,
Jewish Community Counsel of Greater
Washington.
In the afternoon there will be four or
five speakers, Leon Sachs, Executive Di-
rector of the Baltimore Jewish Community
Council; Mrs. Millard Atkinson, Maryland
Council of Churches; Father J. Francis
Stafford, Director of Catholic Charities;
Dr. W. B. Garrett, Maryland Baptist Con-
vention; Rabbi Ameal Wohl, Assistant
Rabbi, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation;
Furman Templeton, Chairman, Committee
on Race, Council of Churches.
Tomorrow night at 7:30 P.M. or 8:00
P.M. rather, after the cruise, we will hear
from Mrs. Ruth Wolf, President of the
Prince George's County P.T.A.; Carl Hersh,
National Capital Area Chapter, Protestant
and Other Americans United for Separa-
tion of Church and State, and Chairman
of the Public Education and Religious Lib-
erty Council; George E. Tyson, Jr., repre-
senting Davis Memorial Unitarian Church,
of the U.S. Office of Education, Education
Program Specialist, and Dr. Herbert
Rosenstock of the Prince George's County
P.T.A.
THE PRESIDENT: Are there any other
announcements by committee chairmen?
Delegate Sherbow?
DELEGATE SHERBOW: Mr. Presi-
dent, the Committee on State Finance and
Taxation will meet immediately after this
session. Tomorrow at 10:00 A.M., we will
hold a public hearing on the ground floor
of the Shaw House, on the subject of agri-
cultural assessments. If there are any
members of the Convention who wish to
be heard, we would appreciate it if they
would let us know in advance so that they
may be scheduled early. Several have al-
ready told us; so we are aware that we


 
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