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Session Laws, 1988
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WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER, Governor                   Ch. 793

three-fifths of the members elected to that House [shall] pass
the Bill, it shall be sent with the objections to the other
House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if it
[pass] PASSES by three-fifths of the members elected to that
House it shall become a law[; but in all such cases the]. THE
votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and
the names of the persons voting for and against the Bill shall be
entered on the Journal of each House respectively.

(B)  If any Bill presented to the Governor while the General
Assembly is in session [shall] IS not [be] returned by him with
his objections within six days (Sundays excepted), the [same]
BILL shall be a law in like manner as if he signed it, unless the
General Assembly [shall], by adjournment, [prevent] PREVENTS its
return, in which case it shall not be a law.

(C)  Any Bill presented to the Governor within six days
(Sundays excepted), prior to adjournment of any session of the
General Assembly, or after such adjournment, shall become law
without the Governor's signature unless it [shall be] IS vetoed
by the Governor within 30 days after its presentment.

(D)  Any Bill [so] vetoed by the Governor shall be returned
to the House in which it originated[,] immediately after [said]
THE House [shall have] HAS organized at the next regular or
special session of the General Assembly. [Said] THE Bill may then
be reconsidered according to the procedure specified
[hereinabove] IN THIS SECTION. Any Bill enacted over the veto of
the Governor, or any Bill which shall become law as the result of
the failure of the Governor to act within the time [herein above]
specified, shall take effect 30 days after the Governor's veto is
over-ridden, or on the date specified in the Bill, whichever is
later[, unless]. IF the Bill is an emergency measure, [in which
event] it shall take effect when enacted. No such vetoed Bill
shall be returned to the Legislature when a new General Assembly
of Maryland has been elected and sworn since the passage of the
vetoed Bill.

(E)  The Governor shall have power to disapprove of any item
or items of any Bills making appropriations of money embracing
distinct items, and the part or parts of the Bill approved shall
be the law, and the item or items of appropriations disapproved
shall be void unless repassed according to the rules or
limitations prescribed for the passage of other Bills over the
Executive veto.

Article III - Legislative Department


(A) Any bill may originate in either House of the General
Assembly and be altered, amended or rejected by the other. No
bill shall originate in either House during the last thirty-five

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