this Constitution, section 5.32 of this Constitution shall not be-
come effective until January 1,1970.
Section 36. Delayed Effect of Certain Sections.
The provisions of section 3.22, insofar as they relate to coun-
ties; and all of section 7.04, shall not be effective until January
6, 1971, unless simultaneously made effective for all counties by
the General Assembly at an earlier date.
Section 37. Adoption of Instrument of County Government.
Prior to July 1, 1969, the General Assembly shall prescribe
by law a choice of procedures by which an instrument of govern-
ment of a county may be proposed. The proposed instrument of
government shall be submitted to the voters of the county and
shall be adopted only if approved by a majority of those voting on
the proposal Prior to July 1, 1970, the General Assembly shall
prescribe by law an instrument of government which shall, with-
out further action, become effective on January 6,1971, for those
counties which have failed to adopt by July 1, 1970, an instru-
ment of government effective no later than January 6, 1971. The
charter adopted by any county pursuant to the provisions of the
prior Constitution shall be without further act the instrument of
government for that county; provided that any procedure to ob-
tain a charter or instrument of government commenced pursuant
to the prior Constitution must be completed prior to July 1, 1970,
and the instrument of government so adopted must be effective no
later than January 6, 1971.
Section 38. Interim Restriction Upon Public Local Law.
From and after the effective date of the instrument of govern-
ment of a county, no law applicable only to that county shall be
enacted by the General Assembly for that county on any subject
covered by the express powers granted to such county by the
General Assembly by law. The effect of this section shall termi-
nate on January 6, 1971, or on any earlier date that sections 3.22