J. MILLARD TAWES, GOVERNOR 1475
Whereas, The improper exercise of authority by the Federal Gov-
ernment over the tax structure of the various subdivisions of the
State of Maryland is working an unjustified hardship on certain
counties of Maryland; and
Whereas, the effect of said Section 511 of Public Law 1020 is to
partially nullify the decision of the Supreme Court of the United
States in the case of Offutt Housing Company Vs. County of Sarpy,
351 U.S. 255, and
Whereas, The General Assembly of Maryland condemns this im-
proper encroachment of Federal authority and desires to protect the
needed tax revenues of its subdivisions, which are so badly needed
for local governmental services; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Congress
of the United States move with all possible speed to repeal the pro-
visions of Section 511 of Public Law 1020 passed in the year 1956 to
the end that the policy of granting local tax exemptions by federal
law be rescinded and nullified and that appropriate provisions be
attached to Senate Bill No. 57 or other legislation now or hereafter
pending in the current session to correct this unjustifiable reduction
of local taxing powers with its attendant threat to traditional sources
of income; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to transmit
copies of this resolution to the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives and to each Senator and Representative from the State of Mary-
land in the Congress of the United States.
Approved April 28, 1959.
(House Joint Resolution 14)
House Joint Resolution urging the passage by Congress of H.R.
1805 affecting the Antietam Battlefield in Washington County,
Whereas, The Secretary of the Interior was previously authorized
by Congress to acquire property for the Antietam Battlefield site,
located in Washington County; however, the act of Congress con-
tained a restriction that payment for any lands acquired for the
Battlefield could be made only from donated funds; and
Whereas, The restriction on the use of funds for purchase of
land for Antietam Battlefield has unduly hampered the acquisition of
land for the Battlefield; and
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