Maryland, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Maryland, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Referendum
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Maryland Constitution, Article XIX, Section 1
[...]
(e) The General Assembly may only authorize additional forms or expansion of commercial gaming if approval is granted through a referendum, authorized by an act of the General Assembly, in a general election by a majority of the qualified voters in the State.
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Source: Constitution of Maryland (retrieved 22 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Expanding commercial gaming through obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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See "legally defined" above
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Maryland Constitution, Article XIX, Section 1
(a) This article does not apply to:
(1) Lotteries conducted under Title 9, Subtitle 1 of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland;
(2) Wagering on horse racing conducted under Title 11 of the Business Regulation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland; or
(3) Gaming conducted under Title 12 or Title 13 of the Criminal Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
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Source: Constitution of Maryland (retrieved 22 June 2017)

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