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Session Laws, 1968
Volume 683, Page 301   View pdf image
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SPIRO T. AGNEW, Governor                        301

ositions, dismissals, arbitrations, set-offs, appeal bonds, summary
judgments, judgments by default, judgments by confession, supple-
mentary proceedings, new trial, and such other matters not incon-
sistent with law. Such rules shall have the force of law until
rescinded or modified by the said Judges or by the General Assembly.

(c) (B) To establish a circuit within the county for sittings of the
said Court, complying with the provisions of Section 14A-6 98B(6)
hereof, as often and for such periods of time as may be required by
the work of the Court.

(d) (C) To suspend or reduce sentence and/or in any case within
their jurisdiction within thirty (30) days after judgment has been

(e) (D) To place offenders on probation without verdict.

(f) (E) The court shall have power to issue a summons for the
attendance of any witness in any case before it, and upon the failure
of any person to attend in response to said summons at the time and
place mentioned therein, said person shall be liable, in the discretion
of the court, to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25.00),
provided the proof shows that a written or printed notice of said
summons was duly delivered to the witness, in person, by someone
duly authorized under the law to summons witnesses in such case.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the power of
the court as hereinafter provided, to punish for direct contempt.

(h) (F) To issue writs of subpoena duces tecum, habeas corpus
ad prosequendam and habeas corpus ad testificandum.

(h) (G) The same power as possessed by the several courts of this
State to issue attachments and inflict summary punishments for
direct contempts committed in the presence of the People's Court,
or so near to said Court as to interrupt its proceedings, in the types
of cases set forth in Section 4 of Article 26 of the Annotated Code
of Maryland. The procedure in such cases shall be as provided for
direct contempts under Section 5 of said Article 26 of the Annotated
Code of Maryland.

(i) (H) The Chief Judge may have destroyed any records of the
traffic division of the court which are more than three years old.

9. (9)

(a)    The Governor, by and with the advice of the Senate, shall
appoint ten (10) justices of the peace in Anne Arundel County, four
of whom shall be designated committing magistrates and six of whom
shall be designated deputy committing magistrates. Where practi-
cable, they shall be from different geographical areas of the county
so as to best serve the needs of all the county. They shall have
throughout the county all the powers and jurisdiction vested by law
in justices of the peace other than trial magistrates and substitute
trial magistrates.

(b)     The committing magistrates shall devote their full time to
the duties of their office and shall each receive an annual salary of
five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The deputy committing magis-
trates shall each receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars


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