Maryland Orphans' Court Judge Qualifications Amendment, Baltimore County, Question 2 (2012)
|Orphans' Court Qualifications, Baltimore County|
|Referred by:||Maryland State Legislature|
The measure requires judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore County to have been admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Bar.
Because the measure affects only one county, it required a majority approval from voters both statewide and in Baltimore County to pass. Article XIV of the Maryland constitution provides this requirement.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Maryland Question 2 (2012)|
- Official results from the Maryland Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The ballot measure read as follows:
Constitutional Amendment (Ch. 146 of the 2012 Legislative Session)
(Amending Article IV, Section 40 of the Maryland Constitution)
No formal support was identified.
No formal opposition was identified.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution
Placing a proposed amendment on the ballot requires a 60% vote of each chamber of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland is one of nine states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot following the 60% supermajority vote.
- Maryland State Legislature, "SB 48 summary," accessed May 31, 2012
- GaveltoGavel.us, "Maryland Question 1 & Question 2: double-majorities required to pass, plus what trial judges must be attorneys in other states?," October 17, 2012
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Ballot Question Language," accessed August 21, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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