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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
Volume 380, Page 115   View pdf image (33K)
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An act to alter and amend the Constitution and form of
Government of the State of Maryland, so as to substitute
Biennial for Annual sessions of the Legislature,
and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That the first election for delegates held in
pursuance of this act, shall take place on the first Wednesday
of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred
and forty-seven, and on that day forever thereafter,
elections for delegates shall be held once in two years.
SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the delegates elected
on the first Wednesday in October, eighteen hundred
and forty-seven, and at all succeeding elections forever
thereafter, shall be chosen for two years.
SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That the General Assembly
shall meet on the last Monday in December, eighteen
hundred and forty-seven, and on the same day in every
second year forever thereafter, and at no other time, unless
convened by proclamation of the Governor, who
shall have full power to convene the same, whenever he
may deem it expedient and proper.
SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That from and after the
first election of delegates, held in pursuance of this act,
the officers to be appointed by the Governor, with the
advice and consent of the Senate, as now provided, shall
be biennial instead of annual.
SEC. 5. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of
the Treasurer of Maryland, to transmit a written statement
of the condition of the finances of the State, to the Governor,
on the first Monday of January, eighteen hundred
and forty-eight, and on the same day in every year
thereafter, in which the legislature does not convene.
SEC. 6. And be it enacted, That if this act shall be confirmed
by the General Assembly, after a new election of
delegates, at the first session after such new election,
agreeably to the provisions of the constitution and form
of government, then and in such case, this act, and the
alterations and amendments of the constitution therein
contained, shall be taken and considered, and shall constitute
and be valid, as a part of said constitution and
form of government, any thing in the said constitution and
form of government to the contrary notwithstanding.
AND WHEREAS, it is to be desired, that the next legislature
may know whether so important an alteration in

 
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