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Maryland Manual, 1969-70
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session in the second year following the census, and may
call a special session to present it prior thereto. No change
in the number of members of the Senate or House of Dele-
gates shall be provided in this plan. Following each decen-
nial census the General Assembly shall by law enact a plan
for legislative districting and apportionment. If no plan has
been enacted for these purposes by the forty-fifth day after
the opening of the regular session of the General Assembly
of the second year following the census, the plan presented
to the General Assembly by the Governor shall become law.
Upon petition of any registered voter, the Court of Appeals
shall have original jurisdiction to review the legislative dis-
tricting and apportionment of the State and may grant
appropriate relief, if it finds that the districting and appor-
tioning of the State is not consistent with requirements of
either the Constitution of the United States of America or
the Constitution of Maryland.
A member of the General Assembly shall be elected by the
registered voters of the legislative district from which he
seeks election, to serve for a term of four years beginning
on the second Wednesday of January following his election.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the foregoing
sections hereby proposed as amendments to the Constitution
of Maryland, at the next ensuing general election to be held
in this State, shall be submitted to the legal and qualified
voters thereof for their adoption or rejection in pursuance
of directions contained in Article 14 of the Constitution of
this State, and at the said general election, the vote on the
said proposed amendments to the Constitution shall be by
ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be printed the words
"For the Constitutional Amendments" and "Against the
Constitutional Amendments" as now provided by law, and
immediately after said election, all returns shall be made
to the Governor of the vote for and against said proposed
amendments, as directed by said Article 14 of the Constitu-
tion, and further proceedings had in accordance with said
Article 14.
Approved May 21,1969.
(House Bill 914)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of
Maryland by the addition of a new Section 1A to Article

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