Maryland Prohibit Laws Authorizing Taking Private Property, Amendment 1 (1913)

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The Maryland Prohibit Laws Authorizing Taking Private Property Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Maryland as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure added a section to be called 40A to article three of the Constitution. The measure prohibited the general assembly from enacting any laws authorizing private property to be taken for public use without just compensation.[1][2]

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Maryland Amendment 1 (1913)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 49,318 70.27%
No20,86129.73%

Election results via: Maryland Manual, 1913-14

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