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amendments shall become effective in all Districts, notwithstanding
any such postponementsf no later than January 1, 1975. Until Janu-
ary 1, 1975, or such earlier effective date or dates of these amend-
ments, in the counties of any District for which the effective date of
these amendments shall have been postponed, (1) the provisions of
Sections 41B and 42 of this Article shall have the effect of laws of
the General Assembly; (2) all laws relating to the subject matter of
said Sections 41B and 42 heretofore or hereafter enacted and appli-
cable to any one or more such counties shall remain in full force
and effect; (8) nothing herein shall affect the tenure or jurisdiction
of any courts, justices of the peace, magistrates or judges; and (4)
wherever in this Section 41-1 the phrase "the first Monday in July,
1970," is used, the same shall mean the later effective date of these
amendments, established pursuant to this subsection.
(d) From and after the first Monday in July, 1970, no further
jurisdiction or judicial power shall be vested in or exercised by any
justice of the peace, People's Court, the Municipal Court of Balti-
more City, or the Housing Court of Baltimore County.
(e) Any matter pending on the day before the, first Monday in
July, 1970, before a justice of the peace or any People's Court, the
Municipal Court of Baltimore City or the Housing Court of Balti-
more County shall be decided or otherwise disposed of in the Dis-
trict Court in the county (or in Baltimore City) in which the matter
was pending on the day before the first Monday in July 1970, unless
thereafter lawfully removed. Any matter pending on the day before
the first Monday in July, 1970, in the Circuit Court for any County,
or in any court of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, which mat-
ter would be within the jurisdiction of the District Court, as estab-
lished by the General Assembly, shall be decided or otherwise dis-
posed of in the court in which pending on said date, despite any
statutory provisions to the contrary.
(f) All papers, dockets, files, books, records, monies, and other
property belonging to or pertaining to or in any justice of the peace,
(in his official capacity) People's Courts, the Municipal Court of Bal-
timore City or the Housing Court of Baltimore County on the day
before the first Monday in July, 1970, on the first Monday in July,
1970, shall be transferred to the District Court in the appropriate
County or Baltimore City.
(g) The provisions of Section 41D of this Article shall govern
initial vacancies in the office of judge of the District Court. Each
full-time judge of the People's Court of Baltimore City, the Munici-
pal Court of Baltimore City, and of the People's Courts of Anne
Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George's, Wicomico Counties
AND BALTIMORE COUNTY who is in office on the effective date
of these amendments shall continue in office as a judge of the Dis-
trict Court in his district and county of residence (or in Baltimore
City) for the remamender of the term for which he was elected or
appointed, and if his term expires prior to January 1, 1971, such
judge shall be re-appointed by the Governor, if the Senate con-
sents, in accordance with the provisions of Section 41D of this
Article, subject to the Provisions of the Constitution respecting
age, removal and retirement; provided that the term of any such
judge of a People's Court who would be ineligible for appoint-
ment as a judge of the District Court under this Article shall
expire on the effective date of these amendments. Thereafter, re-


 
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