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Article shall be submitted to the voters at

the general election two years later, and

no charter question under Article 11A shall

be submitted to the voters at that general


Section 7.04. Powers of Counties.

See Art. III, Sec. 61 at Section 1.16 for

A county may exercise any power, other

the power of the General Assembly by

than the judicial power, or perform any

public local law to enable any county or

function unless that power or function has

municipal corporation to carry out urban

been denied to the county by the Constitu-

renewal projects.

tion or by its instrument of government, or
has been transferred exclusively to another
governmental unit, or has been denied to the
county by the General Assembly by law. A
county may exercise only those taxing powers
granted to it by the General Assembly by

Art. XI, sec. 8. All Laws and Ordi-
nances, now in force, applicable to the City
of Baltimore, not inconsistent with this
Article, shall be, and they are hereby con-
tinued until changed in due course of Law.

law but shall retain taxing powers granted to

Art. XI-A, sec. 2. The General Assembly

it prior to the effective date of this Constitu-

at its first session after the adoption of

tion, unless any of those powers are subse-

this amendment shall by public general law

quently denied to it by law.

provide a grant of express powers for such

county or counties as may thereafter form

a charter under the provisions of this

Article. Such express powers granted to the

counties and the powers heretofore granted

to the City of Baltimore, as set forth in

Article 4, Section 6, Public Local Laws of

Maryland, shall not be enlarged or extended

by any charter formed under the provi-

sions of this Article, but such powers may

be extended, modified, amended or repealed

by the General Assembly.

Art. XI-A, sec. 3. ... From and

after the adoption of a charter by the City

of Baltimore, or any county of this State,

as hereinbefore provided, the Mayor of

Baltimore and City Council of the City of

Baltimore or the County Council of said

county, subject to the Constitution and

Public General Laws of this State, shall have

full power to enact local laws of said city or

county including the power to repeal or

amend local laws of said city or county

enacted by the General Assembly,, upon

all matters covered by the express powers

granted as above provided; provided that

nothing herein contained shall be construed

to authorize or empower the County Council

of any county in this State to enact laws or

regulations for any incorporated town,

village, or municipality in said county, on

any matter covered by the powers granted

to said town, village, or municipality by the

Act incorporating it, or any subsequent Act

or Acts amendatory thereto. Provided, how-

ever, that the charters for the various

counties shall specify the number of days,

not to exceed forty-five, which may but need

not be consecutive, that the County Coun-



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