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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
Volume 380, Page 570   View pdf image (33K)
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(a) The General Assembly shall provide for
furnishing the voters of the State the text of all
aeasures to be voted upon by the people[; provided that
until]. UNTIL otherwise provided by law [the same] THEY
shall be published in the manner prescribed by Article
XIV of the Constitution for the publication of proposed
Constitutional Amendments.
(b) All laws referred under the provisions of this
Article shall be submitted separately on the ballots to
the voters of the people, but if containing more than
(two hundred] 200 words, the full text [shall] MAY not be
printed on the official ballots, but the [Secretary of
prepare and submit a ballot title of each [such] measure
in [such) A form [as] to present the purpose of [said]
THE measure concisely and intelligently. The ballot
title may be distinct from the legislative title, but in
any case the legislative title shall be sufficient.
Upon each of the ballots, following the ballot title or
text, as the case may be, of each [such] measure, there
shall be printed the words "For the referred law" and
"Against the referred law," as the case may be. The
votes cast for and against any [such] referred law shall
be returned to the Governor in the manner prescribed with
respect to proposed amendments to the Constitution under
Article XIV of this Constitution, and the Governor shall
proclaim the result of the election, and, if it [shall
appear] APPEARS that the majority of the votes CAST on
any [such] measure were cast in favor [thereof] OF IT,
the Governor shall by his proclamation declare the same
having received a majority of the votes to have been
adopted by the people of Maryland as a part of the laws
of the State, to take effect [thirty] 30 days after
[such] THE election, and in like manner and with like
effect the Governor shall proclaim the result of the
local election as to any Public Local law which [shall
have been] IS submitted to the voters of any County or of
the City of Baltimore.]]
aforegoing section hereby proposed as an amendment to the
Constitution of Maryland, at the next general election to
be held in this State in November, 1976, shall be
submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof for
their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions
contained in Article XIV of the Constitution of this
State. At that general election, the vote on this
proposed amendment 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.
Immediately after the election, all returns shall be made
to the Governor of the vote for and against the proposed
amendment, as directed by Article XIV of the
Constitution, and further proceedings had in accordance
with Article XIV.

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