Maryland Question 1
, also known as the Civil Jury Amount Act
, appeared on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Maryland
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
with 69% of voters in favor.
| Question 1|
| Yes|| 832,163|| 69%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This constitutional amendment will increase the minimum amount in controversy that must be claimed in order to entitle a party in a civil case to a trial by jury. "Amount in controversy" generally means the amount of monetary damages claimed in a civil case.