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November 2, 2010 Maryland General Election Ballot Questions Gubernatorial Election

November 2, 2010 Maryland General Election Ballot Questions Gubernatorial Election

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November 2, 2010 Maryland General Election Ballot Questions

Maryland State Board of Elections

http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2010/ballot_questions.html#state1

Section 2 of Article 14 of the 1867 Maryland constitution mandated that every 20 years a referendum is required to appear on the ballot for citizens to decide whether or not they wish to rewrite the Maryland constitution.

Find my www.thetentacle.com column on the constitutional convention question, here: http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4005

My Sunday www.explorecarroll.com column will also address the constitutional convention question…

Kevin Dayhoff – October 13, 2010

20101102 Ballot questions Gubernatorial Election
November 2, 2010 Maryland General Election Ballot Questions

Maryland State Board of Elections

http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2010/ballot_questions.html#state1

Section 2 of Article 14 of the 1867 Maryland constitution mandated that every 20 years a referendum is required to appear on the ballot for citizens to decide whether or not they wish to rewrite the Maryland constitution.

Find my www.thetentacle.com column on the constitutional convention question, here: http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4005

My Sunday www.explorecarroll.com column will also address the constitutional convention question…

Kevin Dayhoff – October 13, 2010

20101102 Ballot questions Gubernatorial Election

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Question 1Constitutional Question(Senate Bill 26,Chapter 9 of the 2010 Legislative Session) Maryland Constitutional Convention
Should a constitutional convention be called for the purpose of changing the Maryland Constitution?Under Article XIV, Section 2 of the Maryland Constitution the General Assembly is required to ask thevoters every 20 years whether a constitutional convention should be called for the purpose of alteringthe Maryland Constitution.
For a Constitutional ConventionAgainst a Constitutional ConventionQuestion 2Constitutional Amendment(Senate Bill 119,Chapter 480 of the 2010 Legislative Session) Trial by Jury
Authorizing the enactment of legislation to limit the right to a jury trial in a civil proceeding to thoseproceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds $15,000.(Amending Maryland Declaration of Rights – Articles 5(a) and 23)Under Articles 5 and 23 of the Maryland Declaration of Rights, a party in a civil proceeding has a right toa jury trial where the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000. In cases where the amount incontroversy does not exceed this threshold amount, a judge, rather than a jury, determines the verdict.The constitutional amendment would increase the amount-in-controversy limitation by providing that aparty may not demand a jury trial in a civil proceeding unless the amount in controversy exceeds$15,000, excluding attorney’s fees if attorney’s fees are recoverable in the proceeding.
For the Constitutional AmendmentAgainst the Constitutional AmendmentQuestion 3Constitutional Amendment(House Bill 417,Chapter 481 of the 2010 Legislative Session) Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans’ Court Judges
Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court in Baltimore City to be members in good standing of the MarylandBar who are admitted to practice law in Maryland.(Amending Article IV, Section 40 of the Maryland Constitution)Under the Maryland Constitution, the voters of each county and Baltimore City elect three judges to theOrphans’ Court of their respective jurisdictions, with the exception of Montgomery and Harford counties,where circuit court judges sit as the Orphans’ Court. The judges must be citizens of the State andresidents, for the preceding 12 months, in the city or county in which they are elected. The constitutionalamendment would add an additional eligibility requirement for judges of the Orphans’ Court in BaltimoreCity, requiring them to be members in good standing of the Maryland Bar who are admitted to practicelaw in Maryland.
For the Constitutional AmendmentAgainst the Constitutional Amendment
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Question ALocal Referendum by PetitionZoning, Video Lottery Facilities
Video Lottery Facilities are not permitted anywhere in Anne Arundel County under current zoning law. BillNo. 82-09 is a zoning bill and was enacted for the purpose of allowing a Video Lottery Facility as aconditional use in a W-1 Industrial Park zoning district or at a Regional Commercial Complex. Vote "ForBill 82-09" if you want Bill 82-09 to take effect. Vote "Against Bill 82-09" if you do not want bill 82-09 totake effect.
For Bill 82-09Against Bill 82-09Question BCharter AmendmentCounty Council-Qualifications
To amend the Charter of Anne Arundel County to allow State and federal employees and members of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces to serve on the Anne Arundel County Councilprovided that any member ordered to active federal or State service for a period of time longer than 180days shall vacate his or her office as a member of the Council, and the vacancy will be filled in themanner provided by the County Charter.
ForAgainstQuestion CCharter AmendmentSubmission of and Public Hearing on County Budget
To amend the Charter of Anne Arundel County to change the date by which the County Executive mustsubmit the proposed County budget to the County Council from 60 to 75 days prior to the end of thefiscal year, and to require the County Council to hold a public budget hearing no later than 30 days afterreceiving the County budget from the County Executive.
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Question ACharter AmendmentSurplus Funds
Resolution No. 10-19 for the purpose of repealing a requirement for certain unanticipated surplus fundsto be transferred to a capital bond fund appropriation reduction account and used only for certainpurposes.
For the Charter AmendmentAgainst the Charter AmendmentQuestion BCharter AmendmentSustainability and Related Funds
Resolution No. 10-21 for the purpose of expressly authorizing the establishment of 1 or morecontinuing, nonlapsing funds to be used for promoting sustainability, maintaining and establishing parksand other open spaces, and cleaning and preserving the natural environment in the City.
For the Charter AmendmentAgainst the Charter AmendmentQuestion CCharter AmendmentProcurement
Resolution No.10-24 for the purpose of establishing new procedures for establishing and modifyingcertain bid threshold amounts, bid and performance requirements, advertising requirements, awardcriteria and other matters governing procurement.
For the Charter AmendmentAgainst the Charter AmendmentQuestion DBond IssueSchool Loan
Ordinance No. 10-287 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $33,378,000,
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to be used for the acquisition of land or property to construct and erect new school buildings, athleticand auxiliary facilities; and for additions and improvements to or modernization or reconstruction of existing school buildings or facilities; and to equip all buildings to be constructed, erected, improved,modernized, or reconstructed by the Ordinance; and for doing any and all things necessary, proper orexpedient in connection therewith.
ForAgainstQuestion EBond IssueCommunity Development Loan
Ordinance No. 10-291 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $18,050,000,to be used for, or in connection with, planning, developing, executing and making operative thecommunity development program of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; and for doing any and allthings necessary, proper or expedient in connection therewith.
ForAgainstQuestion FBond IssuePublic Building Loan
Ordinance No. 10-293 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $16,200,000to be used for the acquisition of land or property; for the construction, erection, renovation, alteration,reconstruction, installation, improvement, and repair of buildings, structures, or facilities owned orcontrolled by the City; and for the equipping of any existing and new buildings or facilities to beconstructed, renovated, altered, or improved by this Ordinance; and for doing all things necessary,proper or expedient in connection therewith.
ForAgainstQuestion GBond IssueEconomic Development Loan
Ordinance No. 10-292 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $16,775,000to be used for, or in connection with, planning, developing, executing and making operative thecommercial and industrial economic development program of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore;authorizing grants to various projects and programs related to improving cultural life and promotion of tourism in Baltimore City and for doing any and all things necessary, proper or expedient in connectiontherewith.
ForAgainstQuestion HBond IssueNational Aquarium in Baltimore Loan
Ordinance No. 10-285 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $1,000,000to be used for the acquisition of land or property; and for the construction, erection, renovation,alteration, reconstruction, installation, improvement and repair of buildings, structures, or facilities to beused by or in connection with the National Aquarium in Baltimore; and for the equipping of any and allexisting and new buildings, structures, and facilities authorized to be constructed, renovated, altered orimproved by this Ordinance; and for doing all things necessary, proper or expedient in connectiontherewith.
ForAgainstQuestion IBond IssueWalters Art Museum Loan
Ordinance No. 10-288 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $500,000 tobe used for the acquisition of land or property; and for the construction, erection, renovation, alteration,reconstruction, installation, improvement and repair of buildings, structures, or facilities to be used by orin connection with the Walters Art Museum; and for the equipping of any and all existing and newbuildings, structures, and facilities authorized to be constructed, renovated, altered or improved by thisOrdinance; and for doing all things necessary, proper or expedient in connection therewith.
ForAgainstQuestion J
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