presented to the Governor of the State as provided in
Section 17 of Article 2 of the Constitution and thereafter
all the provisions of said section shall apply.
(9) Nothing in this section shall be construed as pre-
venting the General Assembly from passing at any time, in
accordance with the provisions of Section 28 of Article 3
of the Constitution and subject to the Governor's power
of approval as provided in Section 17 of Article 2 of the
Constitution, an appropriation bill to provide for the pay-
ment of any obligation of the State within the protection
of Section 10 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the United
(10)8* If the Budget Bill shall not have been finally acted
upon by the Legislature seven days before the expiration of
the regular session, the Governor shall issue a proclamation
extending the session for some further period as may, in his
judgment, be necessary for the passage of such bill; but no
other matter than such bill shall be considered during such
extended session except a provision for the cost thereof.
(11) The Governor for the pu^pose of making up his
Budget shall have the power, and it shall be his duty, to
require from the proper State officials, including herein all
executive departments, all executive and administrative
offices, bureaus, boards, commissions and agencies, ex-
pending or supervising the expenditure of, and all institu-
tions applying for State moneys and appropriations, such
itemized estimates and other information, in such form and
at such times as he shall direct, except that an estimate for
a program required to be funded by a law which will be in
effect during the fiscal year covered by the Budget and
which was enacted before July 1 of the fiscal year prior
thereto shall provide a level of funding not less than that
prescribed in the law. The estimates for the Legislative
Department, certified by the presiding officer of each
House, of the Judiciary, as provided by law, certified by the
Comptroller, and for the public schools, as provided by law,
shall De transmitted to the Governor, in such form and at
such times as he shall direct, and shall be included in the
Budget without revision.
(12)86 The Governor may provide for public hearings
on all estimates and may require the attendance at such
hearings of representatives of all agencies, and for all
institutions applying for State moneys. After such public
hearings he may, in his discretion, revise all estimates except
those for the legislative and judiciary departments, and for
the public schools, as provided by law, and except that he
may not reduce an estimate for a program below a level of
funding prescribed by a law which will be in effect during
the fiscal year covered by the Budget, and which was
enacted before July 1 of the fiscal year prior thereto.
(13) The General Assembly may, from time to time,
enact such laws not inconsistent with this section, as may
be necessary and proper to carry out its provisions.
(14) In the event of any inconsistency between any of
the provisions of this Section and any of the other provis-
ions of the Constitution, the provisions of this Section shall
prevail. But nothing herein shall in any manner affect the
provisions of Section 34 of Article 3 ofthe Constitution or
of any laws heretofore or hereafter passed in pursuance
thereof, or be construed as preventing the Governor from
calling extraordinary sessions of the General Assembly, as
provided by Section 16 of Article 2, or as preventing the
General Assembly at such extraordinary sessions from con-
sidering any emergency appropriation or appropriations.
(15) If any item of any appropriation bill passed under
the provisions of this Section shall be held invalid upon any
ground, such invalidity shall not affect the legality of the
bill or of any other item of such bill or bills.
SEC. S3.87 Vacant.
SEC. Si.88 No County of this State shall contract any
debt, or obligation, in the construction of any Railroad,
Canal, or other Work of Internal Improvement, nor give,
or loan its credit to, or in aid of any association, or
corporation, unless authorized by an Act of the General
SEC. 55. The General Assembly shall pass no Law
suspending the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
SEC. 56. The General Assembly shall have powe^ to
pass all such Laws as may be necessary and proper for
carrying into execution the powers vested, by this Consti-
tution, in any Department, or office of the Government,
and the duties imposed upon them thereby.
SEC. 57. The Legal Rate of Interest shall be Six per
cent per annum, unless otherwise provided by the General
SEC. 58.89 The Legislature shall provide by Law for
State and municipal taxation m>on the revenues accruing
from business done in the State by all foreign corporations.
SEC. 59. The Legislature shall pass no law creating
the office of "State Pension Commissioner", or establishing
any general pension system within this State.
SEC. 60.91 The General Assembly of Maryland shall
have the power to provide by suitable general enactment
(a) for the suspension of sentence by the Court in criminal
cases; (b) for any form of the indeterminate sentence in
criminal cases, and (c) for the release upon parole in
whatever manner the General Assembly may prescribe, of
convicts imprisoned under sentence for crimes.
SEC. 61.92 (a) The General Assembly may authorize
and empower any county or any municipal corpo^ation, by
public local law:
(1) To carry out urban renewal projects which shall be
limited to slum clearance in slum or blighted areas and
redevelopment or the rehabilitation of slum or blighted
areas, and to include the acquisition, within the boundary
lines of such county or municipal corporation, of land and
property of every kind and any right, interest, franchise,
easement or privilege therein, by purchase, lease, gift,
condemnation or any other legal means. The term "slum
area" shall mean any area where dwellings predominate