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Session Laws, 1972
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1228                               Laws of Maryland                        [Ch. 369


[No person above the age of twenty-one years, convicted of lar-
ceny, or other infamous crime, unless pardoned by the Governor,
shall ever thereafter be entitled to vote at any election in this State;
and no person under guardianship, as a lunatic, or, as a person
non compos mentis, shall be entitled to vote.]

The General Assembly by law may regulate or prohibit the right
to vote of a person convicted of infamous or other serious crime or
under care or guardianship for mental disability.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforegoing section
hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland
shall be, at the next general election, to be held in this State in
November, 1972, submitted to the legal and qualified voters thereof
for their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions contained in
Article 14 of the Constitution of this State, and at the said general
election, the vote on the said proposed amendment to the Constitution
shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be printed the
words "For the Constitutional Amendment" and "Against the Con-
stitutional Amendment" as now provided by law, and immediately
after said election, due returns shall be made to the Governor of the
vote for and against said proposed amendment, as directed by said
Article 14 of the Constitution and further proceedings had in
accordance with said Article 14.

Approved May 26, 1972.

(House Bill 8)

AN ACT to propose amendments to Article III of the Constitution
of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," by amending Sections
27 and 28 thereof to provide that the Senate and the House of
Delegates may adopt by rule a "consent calendar" procedure per-
mitting bills to be read and voted upon as a single group on both
second and third readings, provided that such rule provide the
membership of these bodies with reasonable notice and an
opportunity to object; AND SUBMITTING THIS AMENDMENT

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(Three-fifths of all Members elected to each of the two Houses
concurring), That Sections 27 and 28 of Article III of the Consti-
tution of Maryland, title "Legislative Department," be and they are
PEALED AND RE-ENACTED, if the same are adopted by the
legal and qualified voters of this State, as herewith provided, to
become a part of the Constitution of Maryland, and to read as


Any bill may originate in either House of the General Assembly
and be altered, amended or rejected by the other. No bill shall origi-


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