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Proceedings and Debates of the 1967 Constitutional Convention
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[July 11] DEBATES 1
JULY 11, 1967—12:00 NOON
THE CHAIRMAN: The delegates will
please take their seats. The Chair would
like to call the Convention to order pursu-
ant to the Proclamation of the Governor,
dated 26 June 1967, and under the author-
ity of Chapter 4-of the Acts of the General
Assembly of 1967.
I would like, in the absence of Mr. Samp-
son to call on Senator Edward T. Hall for
the invocation.
Whereupon the invocation was delivered
by Senator Hall.
THE CHAIRMAN: The Chair would like
to announce the appointment of temporary
personnel: Mr. J. Waters Parrish, Secre-
tary; Mr. John C. Brooks, Assistant Secre-
tary; Mr. James P. Mause, Chief Clerk;
Mr. Oden Bowie, Journal Clerk; Mr. John
J. Nowakowski, Assistant Journal Clerk.
The Chair would like to deliver to the
Temporary Secretary, and also the Secre-
tary of the Senate of Maryland, an official
message from the Secretary of State, list-
ing the delegates to the Convention. I would
like to ask the Temporary Secretary to call
the roll.
Whereupon the roll was called by Tem-
porary Secretary Parrish.
THE SECRETARY: A quorum is present.
THE CHAIRMAN: A quorum being pres-
ent, the organizational meeting of the
Maryland Constitutional Convention is now
in session. .
The first order of business is the admin-
istration of the oath and the signing of the
test book by the delegates; the Honorable
Hall Hammond will administer the oath. 1
will ask the Secretary to call nine names
at a time, and in response thereto, I will
ask the delegates to approach the rostrum
on my right. Nine oaths will be adminis-
tered at one time by the Chief Judge. It
will be necessary to sign the test book after
administration of the oath.
(The oath was administered,)
tary inquiry. There are two gentlemen from
the second legislative district, Mr. Charles
Dukes and Mr. Melvin Schneider, both of
whom are absent at this point. Mr. Dukes
- is currently in Geneva attending the Con-
ference on World Peace. He is a chairman
of a subcommittee. That was arranged a
year or more ago. The other gentleman,
Mr. Schneider is currently taking the bar
examination for the practice of law in the
State of Maryland, and if it is necessary to
make a motion, I will make a motion. If
not, I would hope that the record would
show that-these two gentlemen are not only
absent, but they have an excused absence.
THE CHAIRMAN: The record will so
indicate. The Secretary is instructed to
have it so indicated in the record.
The Chair would like to read you a mem-
orandum. This will merely be a reading and
recognition of the guests. I will ask them
to stand and be recognized:
The Honorable Raymond Broderick, Lieu-
tenant Governor of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania; Mr. Robert Sidman, Execu-
five Director of A Modern Constitution for
Pennsylvania, Inc.; the Honorable Marvin
Mandel, Speaker of the House of Delegates
of Maryland and alternate Temporary
Chairman of this Convention; the Honor-
able Theodore R. McKeldin, former Gover-
nor and present Mayor of Baltimore; the
Honorable Hall Hammond, Chief Judge
of the Court of Appeals of Maryland who
administered the oath to the delegates, and
who, I might say, has worked overtime in
his role this morning; the Honorable Robert
C. Murphy, Chief Judge of the Court of
Special Appeals of Maryland; the Chief
Judges of the eight Judicial Circuits of
Maryland; the Honorable Robert F. Sweeney,
Deputy Attorney General of Maryland; the
Honorable Louis L. Goldstein, Comptroller
of the Treasury of Maryland; the Honor-
able John A. Luetkemeyer, Treasurer of
Maryland; the Honorable C. Stanley Blair,
Secretary of State of the State of Mary-
land; the Majority Leader, the Minority
Leader and the Chairmen of the Committee
on Judicial Proceedings and the Committee
on Economic Affairs of the Senate of Mary-
land; the Majority Leader, the Minority
Leader and the Majority Whip and the
Chairman of the Ways and Means Commit-
tee of the House of Delegates; United
States Senators Brewster and Tydings, and
our eight United States Congressmen.
I would like to ask the Secretary to read
the Temporary Committee appointments.
THE SECRETARY: List of Committees
appointed by the Temporary Chairman:
Temporary Committee on Program, Hon-
orable Murray Abramson, Chairman; Hon-
orable Herbert R. O'Conor, Jr„ Vice Chair-

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