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Maryland Manual, 1896
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the publication of all alterations and additions made to the Code.
(Article III, section 29, Constitution. )

Laws shall be recorded in the Court of Appeals, and shall be
published, printed and certified to the several Courts under the
Great Seal of the State. (Article III, section 30, Constitution. )

Laws, unless otherwise enacted, take effect on the first of June
next, after the session, at which it may be passed. (Article III,
section 31, Constitution. )

No money shall be drawn from the State treasury by order or
resolution, but must be drawn by law, which must specify exactly
the sum and object. The Legislature, however, has right to vote
the Governor a sum of money for contingent expenses. An
accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of the public
monies must be published with the laws after each regular ses-
sion of the Legislature. (Article III, section 32, Constitution. )

Local or special laws cannot be passed by the Legislature in
the following cases: For extending the time for the collection of
taxes; granting divorces, changing the name of any person;
providing for the sale of real estate belonging to minors; or
other persons laboring under legal disabilities by executors,
administrators, guardians or trustees; giving effect to informal
or invalid deeds or wills; refunding money paid into the State
treasury, or releasing persons from their debts or obligations to
the State, unless recommended by the Governor or officers of the
Treasury Department. Article III, section 33, Constitution.

No debt can be contracted by the Legislature, except a tax is
laid that will pay interest and principal in fifteen years, and the
taxes paid shall not be repealed nor applied to any other purpose.
The credit of the State cannot be given or loaned to any corpo-
ration or association, nor shall any money be voted for works of
internal improvement, except in the counties of St. Mary's,
Charles and Calvert, and that not in the aggregate to be over
$500, 000. No tax levied for a public debt can. be used for any
other purpose until the debt is fully paid, or the amount in
the sinking fund equal to the public debt. The General
Assembly may borrow for temporary purposes $50, 000, with-
out levying a tax, and may contract debts to any amount in
defence of the State. Article III, section 34, Constitution. Act
of 1868, chapter 454, appropriates this money to the counties
named, as follows: Charles, $175, 000; St. Mary's, $173, 000;
Calvert, $152, 000.

No extra compensation shall be granted by the Legislature to
any public officer, agent, servant or contractor, after the service
shall have been rendered or the contract entered into, nor shall
the salary or compensation of any public officer be increased or


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