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at the times so designated for that purpose

in the charter, and all laws and ordinances

so enacted shall be published once a week

for three successive weeks in at least one

newspaper published in such counties, so

that the taxpayers and citizens may have

notice thereof. This provision shall not

apply to Baltimore City. All such local laws

enacted by the Mayor of Baltimore and

City Council of the City of Baltimore or the

Council of the counties as hereinbefore

provided, shall be subject to the same rules

of interpretation as those now applicable to

the Public Local Laws of this State, except

that in case of any conflict between said

local law and any Public General Law now

or hereafter enacted the Public General

Law shall control.



Section 1. For the purposes of this

Article, (1) "code county" means a county

which is not a charter county under Article

11A of this Constitution and has adopted

the optional powers of home rule provided

under this Article; and (2) "public local

law" means a law applicable to the in-

corporation, organization, or government of

a code county and contained in the county's

code of public local laws; but this latter

term specifically does not include (i) the

charters of municipal corporations under

Article 11E of this Constitution, (ii) the

laws or charters of counties under Article

11A of this Constitution, (iii) laws, whether

or not Statewide in application, in the code

of public general laws, (iv) laws which

apply to more than one county, and (v)

ordinances and resolutions of the county

government enacted under public local laws.

Section 7.03. Change of Structure of County

Sec. 9. The General Assembly may make


such changes in this Article, except in

An amendment to an instrument of gov-

Section seventh thereof, as it may deem best;

ernment may be proposed to the voters of a

and this Article shall not be so construed, or

county by its governing body or by petition

taken as to make the political Corporation

of the voters in the county as prescribed in

of Baltimore independent of, or free from

the instrument of government. An amend-

the control, which the General Assembly

ment also may be proposed by other means

of Maryland hai over all such Corporations

prescribed either in the instrument of gov-

in this State.

ernment or by the General Assembly by law.
An amendment shall be adopted only if ap-
proved by a majority of those voting on the

Art. XI-A, sec. 5. Amendments to any
charter adopted by the City of Baltimore or
by any county of this State under the

provisions of this Article may be proposed

by a resolution of the Mayor of Baltimore

and the City Council of said the City of

Baltimore, or the Council of said county,



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