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Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission, 1968
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Sec. 35. No person who may hereafter
be a collector, receiver or holder of pub-
lic moneys, shall be eligible as Senator
or Delegate, or to any office of profit or
trust under this State, until he shall have
accounted for and paid into the treasury
all sums on the books thereof, charged
to and due by him. Sec. 36. Any citizen of this State who
shall, after the adoption of this Consti-
tution, either in or out of this State,
fight a duel with deadly weapons, or
send or accept a challenge so to do, or
who shall act as second, or knowingly
aid or assist in any manner those thus
offending, shall ever thereafter be in-
capable of holding any office of trust oi
profit under this State. Sec. 37. No lottery grant shall evei
hereafter be authorized by the Legisla-
ture. Sec. 38. The General Assembly shall
pass laws necessary to protect the prop-
erty of the wife, from the debts of the
husband during her life, and for secur-
ing the same to her issue after her death. Sec. 39. Laws shall be passed by the
Legislature to protect from execution a
reasonable amount of the property of a
debtor, not exceeding in value the sum
of five hundred dollars. Sec. 40. The Legislature shall, at its
first session after the adoption of this
Constitution, adopt some simple and
uniform system of charges in the offices
of clerks of courts and registers of wills
in the counties of this State and the city
of Baltimore, and for the collection
thereof; provided, the amount of com-
pensation to any of said officers shall not
exceed the sum of twenty-five hundred
dollars a year, over and above office ex-
penses, and compensation to assistants;
and provided, further, that such com-

pensation of clerks, registers, assistants
and office expenses, shall always be paid
out of the fees or receipts of the offices
respectively. Sec. 41. The House of Delegates" shall
have the sole power of impeachment in
all cases, but a majority of all the mem-
bers must concur in an impeachment;
all impeachments shall be tried by the
Senate, and when sitting for that pur-
pose they shall be on oath or affirmation
to do justice according to the law and
evidence, but no person shall be con-
victed without the concurrence of two-
thirds of all the senators. Sec. 42. That it shall be the duty of
the Legislature so soon as the public
debt shall have been fully paid off, to
cause to be transferred to the several
counties and the city of Baltimore, stock
in the internal improvement companies,
equal to the amount respectively paid by
each towards the erection and comple-
tion of said works, at the then market
value of said stock. Sec. 43. The Legislature shall not pass
any law abolishing the relation of master
or slave, as it now exists in this State. Sec. 44. No person shall be imprisoned
for debt. Sec. 45. The Legislature hereafter
shall grant no charter for banking pur-
poses or renew any banking corporation
now in existence, except upon the con-
dition that the stockholders and direc-
tors shall be liable to the amount of
their respective share or shares of stock
in such banking institution for all its
debts and liabilities upon note, bill or
otherwise; and upon the further condi-
tion that no director or other officer of
said corporation shall borrow any money
from said corporation; and if any direc-
tor or other officer shall be convicted


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