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CHAPTER 200.
(Senate Bill 52)
AN ACT to amend Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary
Department," sub-title "Part III—Circuit Courts" of
the Constitution of this State, and to provide for the
submission of said amendment to the qualified voters of
this State for adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That three-fifths of all the members elected to
each of the two houses concurring, that the following sec-
tion be and the same is hereby proposed as an amendment
to Section 21 of Article 4, title "Judiciary Department,"
sub-title "Part III—Circuit Courts" of the Constitution of
this State, and if adopted by the legal and qualified voters
thereof as herein provided, it shall supersede and stand in
the place and stead of Section 21 of said Article 4.
21. For each of the said circuits, excepting the eighth,
the second, the third (and) the sixth and the seventh,
there shall be a chief judge and two associate judges, to
be styled judges of the Circuit Court, to be selected or
appointed as herein provided, and for the second circuit,
the third circuit, (and) the sixth circuit, and the seventh
circuit, there shall be a chief judge and three associate
judges to be styled judges of the Circuit Court, to be
elected or appointed as herein provided. And no two of
said associate judges, for any of the said circuits, except
the third and sixth and seventh circuits shall, at the time
of their election or appointment or during the term for
which they may have been elected or appointed, reside in
the same county. If two or more persons shall be candi-
dates for associate judge in the same county in any of the
circuits, except the third and sixth and seventh circuits,
that one only in said county shall be declared elected who
has the highest number of votes in the circuit. In case
any two candidates for associate judge in any of the cir-
cuits, except the third and sixth and seventh circuits, resid-
ing in the same county shall have an equal number of votes


 
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