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§ 5. Implementation of amendments concerning membership of Commission on Judicial Disabilities

West's Annotated Code of MarylandConstitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Constitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867
Article XVIII. Provisions of Limited Duration
MD Constitution, Art. 18, § 5
§ 5. Implementation of amendments concerning membership of Commission on Judicial Disabilities
(a) For the purpose of implementing the amendments proposed by House Bill 916 of 1995 concerning the membership of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities, this section temporarily is part of Article IV--Judiciary Department, Section 4A of the Constitution. This section shall expire, in accordance with Article XIV, Section 1A of the Constitution, when the terms of the members initially appointed to fill the five new memberships added to the Commission under House Bill 916 of 1995 have expired in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.
(b)(1) The initial terms of the four members of the public added to the Commission under House Bill 916 of 1995 shall expire as follows:
(i) Two members in 1999, and each of those members may be appointed to two full terms; and
(ii) Two members in 2000, and each of those members may be appointed to one full term.
(2) The initial term of the member of the Bar added to the Commission under House Bill 916 of 1995 shall expire in 1998.
(c) For the purpose of implementing the elimination of one of the four judicial memberships, the following provisions apply:
(1) If a vacancy exists in a judicial membership at the time the Governor issues the proclamation under Article XIV, Section 1 of the Constitution, declaring the amendments proposed by House Bill 916 of 1995 to have been adopted, a successor may not be appointed and that membership shall be terminated.
(2) If no vacancy exists in a judicial membership at the time the Governor issues the proclamation under Article XIV, Section 1 of the Constitution, declaring the amendments proposed by House Bill 916 of 1995 to have been adopted, the four judges serving on the Commission may continue to serve. When the first vacancy in a judicial membership occurs, a successor may not be appointed and that membership shall be terminated.
(3) If no vacancy in a judicial membership occurs before January 1, 1999, one of the two judges whose terms expire on January 1, 1999 may not be reappointed and the membership held by that judge shall be terminated.

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Acts 1995, c. 113, § 1, ratified Nov. 5, 1996.
MD Constitution, Art. 18, § 5, MD CONST Art. 18, § 5
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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