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bly and which if enacted would require a change in the appropriation
of state revenue, by increasing or decreasing existing appropriations
or fiscal liability, shall have attached thereto as a separate paper,
at the time of or prior to this consideration, an estimate as a fiscal
note of the anticipated change in annual appropriation or fiscal lia-
bility under the provisions of the bill. Copies of this estimate shall
be distributed to each member of the House of introduction at the
time of or prior to this consideration, and on any subsequent printing
or re-printing of the bill the estimate shall be printed at the end of
the bill. However, a bill is not subject to the requirements of this
subsection if its potential effect upon State appropriations or fiscal
liability is attributable solely to incidental administrative costs and
expenses not in excess of $50,000 annually.
(c) Fiscal notes shall be prepared by the Fiscal Research Bureau
after consultation with the State department, agency or govern-
mental unit affected. Measures carrying provisions for appropria-
tions or revenues for more than one State department, agency or
governmental unit shall carry fiscal notes with respect to each such
department, agency or unit.
(d) The name of the State department, agency or governmental
unit to receive the appropriation or revenue, as the case may be, shall
appear at the end of the fiscal note.
(e) The fiscal note shall be factual in nature, as concise as may be,
and shall wherever possible provide a reliable estimate in dollars. If,
after careful investigation, the Fiscal Research Bureau concludes
that no dollar estimate can be provided, the fiscal note shall contain
a statement to that effect setting forth precisely why such dollar
estimate cannot be given.
(f) The President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the
Chairman of the Committee to which the bill shall have been referred,
or the sponsor of the bill may request that a fiscal note be prepared
even though the bill does not require the note under subsections (a)
or (b); and in this event the Fiscal Research Bureau shall prepare
the fiscal note according to the other provisions of this section.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act is hereby declared
to be an emergency measure and necessary for the immediate preser-
vation of the public health and safety, and having been passed by a
yea and nay vote supported by three-fifths of the members elected
to each of the two houses of the General Assembly, the same shall take
effect from the date of its passage.
Approved February 6, 1964.
(Senate Bill 128)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 33 (a-1)
of Article 66½ of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1963 Supple-
ment), title "Motor Vehicles", sub-title "Administration—Regis-
to require the Police Department of Baltimore