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(b) If more than one-half, but less than

the full number of signatures required to

complete any referendum petition against

any law passed by the General Assembly, be

filed with Secretary of State before the first

day of June, the time for the law to take

effect, and for filing the remainder of

signatures to complete the petition shall

be extended to the thirtieth day of the

same month, with like effect.

Sec. 4. A petition may consist of several

See Sections 2.10-2.14, beginning at p. 111.

papers, but each paper shall contain the

full text of the Act or part of Act peti-

tioned upon; and their shall be attached to

each such paper as affidavit of the person

procuring the signatures thereon that of the

said person's own personal knowledge every

signature thereon is genuine and bona fide,

and that the signers are registered voters

of the State of Maryland, and of the City

of Baltimore, or County, as the case may

be, as set opposite their names, and no

other verification shall be required.

Sec. 5. (a) The General Assembly shall

See Sections 2.10-2.14, beginning at p. 111.

provide for furnishing the voters of the

State the text of all measures to be voted

upon by the people; provided, that until

otherwise provided by law the same shall

be published in the manner prescribed by

Article XIV of the Constitution for the

publication of proposed Constitutional


(b) All laws referred under the provi-

sions of this Article shall be submitted

separately on the ballots to the voters of

the people, but if containing more than two

hundred words, the full text shall not be

printed on the official ballots, but the Secre-

tary of State shall prepare and submit a

ballot title of each such measure in such

form as to present the purpose of said

measure concisely and intelligently. The

ballot title may be distinct from the legisla-

tive 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 amend-

ments to the Constitution under Article

XIV of this Constitution, and the Governor

shall proclaim the result of the election,



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