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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

 

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AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, PROPOSED IN AND PASSED BY THE TWELFTH SESSION OF THE NEVADA LEGISLATURE, 1885, AND AGREED TO BY THE NEVADA LEGISLATURE OF THE THIRTEENTH SESSION, 1887.

No. I.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section two of Article IV. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section two:  The sessions of the Legislature shall be biennial, and shall commence on the third Monday of January next ensuing the election of members of the Assembly, unless the Governor of the State shall, in the interim, convene the Legislature by proclamation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature to meet biennially.

 

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No. II.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section six of Article IV. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section six. Each house shall judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own members, choose its own officers, determine the rules of its proceedings, and may punish its members for disorderly conduct, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all members elected, expel a member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powers of Legislature.

 


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Legislature shall not pass special laws in certain cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain powers not restricted.

No. III.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section twenty of Article IV. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section twenty.  The Legislature shall not pass local or special laws in any of the following enumerated cases, that is to say: Regulating the jurisdiction and duties of the Justices of the Peace; for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors; regulating the practice of courts of justice; providing for changing the venue in civil and criminal cases; granting divorces; changing the names of persons; vacating roads, town plots, streets, alleys and public squares; summoning and impaneling grand and petit juries, and providing for their compensation; regulating county and township business; regulating the election of county and township officers; for the assessment and collection of taxes for State, county and township purposes; providing for opening and conducting elections of State, county township officers, and designating the places of voting; providing for the sale of real estate or personal property belonging to minors or other persons under legal disabilities; giving effect to invalid deeds, wills or other instruments; refunding money paid into the State Treasury, or into the treasury of any county; releasing the indebtednes, liability or obligation of any corporation, association or person to the State, or to any county, town or city of this State. But nothing in this section shall be construed to deny or restrict the power of the Legislature to establish and regulate the compensation and fees of county and township officers; to establish and regulate the rates of freight, passage, toll, and charges of railroads, tollroads, ditch, flume and tunnel companies incorporated under the laws of this State or doing business therein.

 

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Compensation of members of Legislature.

No. V.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section thirty-three of Article IV. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section thirty-three.  The members of the Legislature shall receive for their services a compensation to be fixed by law, and paid out the public treasury; but no increase of such compensation shall take effect during the term for which the members of either house shall have been elected;

 


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pensation shall take effect during the term for which the members of either house shall have been elected; provided, that an appropriation may be made for the payment of such actual expenses as the members of the Legislature may incur for postage, express charges, newspapers and stationery, not exceeding the sum of sixty dollars, for any general or special session, to each member; and furthermore provided, that the Speaker of the Assembly and President of the Senate shall each, during the time of their actual attendance as such presiding officers, receive an additional allowance of two dollars per diem.

 

 

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No. VIII.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section seventeen of Article V. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada by entirely repealing and striking out the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant-Governor.

 

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No. IX.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 23, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section eighteen of Article V. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section seventeen.  In case of the impeachment of the Governor or his removal from office, death, inability to discharge the duties of said office, resignation or absence from the State, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the President of the Senate for the residue of the term, or until the disability shall cease; and in case of the impeachment of the President of the Senate while acting as Governor, or his removal from office, death , inability to discharge the duties of said office, resignation or absence from the State, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the Speaker of the Assembly for the residue of the term, or until the disability shall cease. But when the Governor shall, with the consent of the Legislature, be out of the State in time of war, and at the head of any military force thereof, he shall continue Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gubernatorial succession.

 


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Assembly may impeach.

 

Senate to try same.

No. XX.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 24, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section one of Article VII. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section one.  The Assembly shall have the sole power of impeaching. The concurrence of a majority of all the members elected shall be necessary to an impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate, and, when sitting for that purpose, the Senators shall be upon oath or affirmation to do justice according to law and evidence. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall preside over the Senate while sitting to try the Governor or the President of the Senate, while acting as governor, upon impeachment. No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senators elected.

 

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Revenues pledged to educational purposes.

No. XXIII.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 25, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section three of Article XI. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section three.  All lands, including the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in any township donated for the benefit of public schools in the Act of the thirty-eighth Congress to enable the people of Nevada Territory to form a State Government, the thirty thousand acres of public lands granted by an Act of Congress, approved July second, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for each Senator and Representative in Congress, and all proceeds of lands that have been or may hereafter be granted or appropriated by the United States to this State, and also five hundred thousand acres of land granted to the new States under the Act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the public lands among the several States, of the Union, approved A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-one; provided, that Congress make provision for or authorize such diversion to be made for the purpose herein contained; all estates that may escheat to the State, all of such per centum as may be granted by Congress on the sale of lands, all fines collected under the penal laws of the State, all property given or bequeathed to the State for educational purposes, all proceeds derived from any or all of said sources shall be and the same are hereby solemnly pledged for educational purposes,

 


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any or all of said sources shall be and the same are hereby solemnly pledged for educational purposes, and shall not be transferred to any other fund for other uses; and the interest thereon shall, from time to time, be apportioned among the several counties, as the Legislature may provide by law; and the Legislature shall provide for the sale of floating land warrants to cover the aforesaid lands, and for the investment of all proceeds derived from any of the above mentioned sources, in United States bonds, or bonds of this State, or the bonds of other States of the Union; provided, that the interest only of the aforesaid proceeds shall be used for educational purposes, and any surplus interest shall be added to the principle sum; and provided further, that such portions of said interest as may be necessary may be appropriated for the support of the State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proviso.

 

Proviso.

 

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No. XXIV.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed March 25, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section six of Article XI. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section six.  The Legislature shall provide a special tax, which shall not exceed two mills on the dollar of all taxable property in the State, in addition to the other means provided for the support and maintenance of said University and common schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special school tax.

 

 

No. XXV.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 25, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of the Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section three of Article XIII. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section three.  The State shall provide, as may be prescribed by law, for those inhabitants who, by reason of age or infirmity, or misfortunes, may have claim upon the sympathy and aid of society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indigent persons.

 


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Amendments to the Constitution, how made.

No. XXVII.Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to amending the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[Passed February 25, 1885.]

 

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended as follows:

Amend Section one of Article XVI. of the Constitution of the State of Nevada so as to read as follows:

Section one.  Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or Assembly, and if agreed to by a vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on the respective journals of each house with the yeas and nays taken thereon. Any amendment or amendments agreed to by the Legislature, as provided in this section, shall be published for three months next preceding the time for electing the next Legislature, and shall be submitted to the people at the time for electing the next Legislature in such manner as the Legislature agreeing to such amendment or amendments shall prescribe, and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments by a majority of the electors voting for members of the Legislature at such elections, such amendment or amendments shall become part of the Constitution.