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Maryland Civil Jury Amount Act, Question 1 (1998)

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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. Approveda

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 832,163 69%
No372,03431%

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.

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