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Maryland Manual, 1965-66
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The General Assembly met in regular session on February 5, 1964.
This session adjourned on March 6, 1964.
A total of 601 bills was introduced, of which 217 were Senate bills
and 384 were House bills. Of the 217 Senate bills, 91 were passed by
both Houses, and of this latter number, 83 were signed by the Gov-
ernor and 8 were vetoed. Of the 384 House bills introduced, 112 were
passed by both Houses, and of this latter number, 109 were signed by
the Governor and 3 were vetoed.
A total of 63 joint resolutions was introduced, 18 being in the
Senate and 45 in the House. Seven Senate joint resolutions and 10
House joint resolutions, a total of 17, were passed by both Houses.
The budget bill enacted at this session, for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1965, amounted to $678,084,907. The bond construction bill
passed at this session was for a total amount of $27,693,000.
Among the more important laws enacted at the 1964 regular session
were those to provide for the entry of the State of Maryland into the
Bus Taxation Proration and Reciprocity Agreement, the bill reconsti-
tuting the Intergovernmental Cooperation Commission, the revision of
the Fire Code and the reconstruction of the Fire Marshal's office, the
creation of a Committee on Legislative Review, the providing of incen-
tive funds for county libraries, the revision of the license laws affect-
ing the Real Estate Commission, the publishing of regulations under
the Administrative Procedure Act, the increase in the franchise tax for
savings and loan associations, the revision of many of the laws on
banks and banking, the revision of the narcotics laws, the bill requir-
ing snow tires on driving wheels, the daily meditation bill for the
public schools, the law reconstituting the Department of Tidewater
Fisheries, and a revision of the laws concerning well drillers.
Constitutional amendments were proposed relating to Article 35 of
the Declaration of Rights concerning the office of notary public, and
an annual 70-day session for the General Assembly of Maryland.
Another important bill enacted during this session was to revise the
financial formula for the public school system, including the imposition
of an additional rate on the State Income tax.
The General Assembly met in Special Session on March II, 1964,
adjourning on March 14, 1964.
One of the more important bills passed was that to reconstitute the
several legislative districts for Baltimore City. Another important bill
was that concerning assessment of stock in business and inventories
in Carroll County. The so-called Fiscal Note bill for the General
Assembly was repealed. There was legislation providing the machin-
ery for revenue bonds for industrial buildings in the several municipal
corporations. The law relating to the People's Court in Howard County
was generally revised.
At this session a total of 107 bills was introduced, of which 44 were
Senate bills and 63 were House bills. The Governor signed 38 bills
and vetoed one bill.

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