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Maryland Manual, 1965-66
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[Art. 4, Sec. 4B] MARYLAND MANUAL 601
be allowed any expenses necessarily incurred in the per-
formance of his duties as such member.
(b) The concurrence of a majority of the appointed
members shall be sufficient for the validity of any act of the
Commission. The Commission shall select one of its mem-
bers to serve as Chairman.
^ SEC. 4B. (a) A Judge of the Court of Appeals, of the
Circuit Courts for the Counties, of the Supreme Bench of
Baltimore City, of the Orphans' Courts and all other Judges
elected or subject to election, and those appointed if the full
term of the particular office is for not less than four years,
(including a judge holding office on the date of adoption of
this Amendment) may, in accordance with the procedure
described in this section, be removed for misconduct in
office, persistent failure to perform the duties of his office
or conduct which shall prejudice the proper administration
of justice, or may be retired for disability seriously inter-
fering with the performance of his duties, which is, or is
likely to become, of a permanent character. The Commis-
sion may, after such investigation as it deems necessary,
order a hearing to be held before it concerning the removal
or retirement of a judge. If, after hearing, the Commission
finds good cause therefor as aforesaid, it shall recommend
to the General Assembly the removal or retirement, as the
case may be, of the judge.
(b) The General Assembly shall review the record of the
proceedings on the law and facts and in its discretion may
permit the introduction of additional evidence and by a
joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote of the members
elected in each House thereof, shall order the removal or
retirement, as it finds just and proper, or wholly reject the
recommendation. Upon an order for retirement, the judge
shall thereby be retired with the rights and privileges pro-
vided by law. Upon an order of removal, the judge shall
thereby be removed from office, his salary shall cease from
the date of such order, and neither he nor his widow, upon
his death, shall receive any benefits, pension, or retirement
allowance accruing from judicial service.
(c) All papers filed with and proceedings before the
Commission on Judicial Disabilities, pursuant to this section
shall be confidential, and the filing of papers with and the
giving of testimony before the Commission shall be priv-
ileged. No other publication of such papers or proceedings
i Added by Chapter 773, Acts of 1965, to be voted upon at the next general
election in November. 1966.

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