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(15) If any item of any appropriation

bill passed under the provisions of this

Section shall be held invalid upon any

ground, such invalidity shall not affect the

legality of the bill or of any other item

of such bill or bills.

Sec. 53. No person shall be incompetent,

See Section 1.03, Due Process and Equal Pro-

as a witness, on account of race or color,

tection, p. 5.

unless hereafter so declared by Act of the

General Assembly.

Sec. 54. No County of this State shall

Section 7.10. Credit Limitations of Local

contract any debt, or obligation, in the


construction of any Railroad, Canal, or
other Work of Internal Improvement, nor
give, or loan its credit to, or in aid of any
association, or corporation, unless author-
ized by an Act of the General Assembly.

The assets or credit of a unit of local gov-
ernment may be given or lent to any indi-
vidual, association, or corporation only if a
public purpose will be served thereby, and
then subject to any other restrictions pre-

scribed by law. The act of the governing

body making the gift or loan shall state the

public purpose to be served, and no gift of

credit or loan of credit or loan of assets shall

be made without the consent of three-fifths

jof the members of the governing body.

Sec. 55. The General Assembly shall

Section 1.14. Habeas Corpus.

pass no Law suspending the privilege of

The right to the writ of habeas corpus

the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

shall not be suspended.

Sec. 56. The General Assembly shall

See Section 3.01, Legislative Power, p. 2.

have power to pass all such Laws as may be

necessary and proper for carrying into

execution the powers vested, by this Con-

stitution, in any Department, or office of

the Government, and the duties imposed

upon them thereby.

Sec. 57. The Legal Rate of Interest

shall be six per cent per annum; unless

otherwise provided by the General Assembly.

Sec. 58. The Legislature shall provide

by Law for State and municipal taxation

upon the revenues accruing from business

done in the State by all foreign corporations.

Sec. 59. The office of "State Pension

Commissioner" is hereby abolished; and the

Legislature shall pass no law creating such

office, or establishing any general pension

system within this State.

Sec. 60. The General Assembly of

See Section 5.01, Judicial Power, p, 3; Sec-

Maryland shall have the power to provide
by suitable general enactment (a) for the

tion 5.03, Rule-Making Power, p. 56.



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