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any part thereof, shall be applicable, except by inserting it in such act."

Paragraph 6-Insert the word "free" between the word "public" and the word “schools,” and add to the paragraph the following:

"The legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools for the instruction of all the children in this state between the ages of five and eighteen years."

Strike out paragraph 8, as follows:

“8. The assent of three-fifths of the members elected to each house shall be requisite to the passage of every law for granting, continuing, altering, amending or renewing charters for banks or money corporations, and all such charters shall be limited to a term not exceeding twenty years."

Change the number of present paragraph 9 to 8.
Insert as paragraph 9, a new paragraph, as follows:

"9. No private, special, or local bill shall be passed, unless public notice of the intention to apply therefor, and of the general object thereof, shall have been previously given. The legislature, at the next session after the adoption thereof, and from time to time thereafter, shall prescribe the time and mode of giving such notice, the evidence thereof, and how such evidence shall be preserved."

Insert as paragraph 11, a new paragraph, as follows:

“11. The legislature shall not pass private, local or special laws in any of the following enumerated cases, that is

“Laying out, opening, altering and working roads or highways.

“Vacating any road, town plot, street, alley or public grounds.

“Regulating the internal affairs of towns and counties; appointing local offices or commissions to regulate municipal affairs.

"Selecting, drawing, summoning or empaneling grand or petit jurors.

“Creating, increasing or decreasing the per centage or allowance of public officers during the term for which said officers were elected or appointed.

" Changing the law of descent.

to say:

“Granting to any corporation, association or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever.

“ Granting to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down railroad tracks.

“Providing for changes of venue in civil or criminal cases.

“ Providing for the management and support of free public schools.

“The legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this paragraph, and for all other cases which, in its judgment, may be provided for by general laws. The legislature shall pass no special act conferring corporate powers, but they shall pass general laws under which corporations may be organized and corporate powers of every nature obtained, subject, nevertheless, to repeal or alteration at the will of the legislature.”.

Insert as paragraph 12, a new paragraph, as follows:

“ 12. Property shall be assessed for taxes under general laws, and by uniform rules, according to its true value.”

Section VIII.
Insert as paragraph 2, a new paragraph, as follows:

“ 2. Every officer of the legislature shall before he enters upon his duties take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : 'I do solemnly promise and swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform all the duties of the office of — to the best of my ability and understanding; that I will carefully preserve all records, papers, writings or property entrusted to me for safe keeping by virtue of my office, and make such disposition of the same as may be required by law.">

ARTICLE V.

EXECUTIVE. Paragraph 6—After the word “legislature,” where it occurs first in said paragraph, insert the words “ or the senate alone."

Paragraph 7—Add to the paragraph the following:

“If any bill presented to the governor contain several items of appropriations of money, he may object to one or more of such items while approving of the other portions of the bill. In such case he shall append to the bill, at the

time of signing it, a statement of the items to which he objects, and the appropriation so objected to shall not take effect. If the legislature be in session he shall transmit to the house in which the bill originated a copy of such statement, and the items objected to shall be separately recon. sidered. If, on reconsideration, one or more such items be approved by a majority of the members elected to each house, the same shall be a part of the law, notwithstanding the objections of the governor. All the provisions of this section in relation to bills not approved by the governor shall apply to cases in which he shall withhold his approval from any item or items contained in a bill appropriating money."

Paragraph 8—Add to the paragraph the following:

“ Nor shall he be elected by the legislature to any office under the government of this state or of the United States, during the term for which he shall have been elected, governor."

ARTICLE VII.

APPOINTING POWER AND TENURE OF OFFICE.

Section 1.

MILITIA OFFICERS. Paragraph 5–After the words “ major generals,” insert the words “the adjutant general and quartermaster general."

Paragraph 9—Strike out the words“ the adjutant general, quartermaster general and.”

Also strike out the word “ other."

Section II.

CIVIL OFFICERS. Paragraph 1-Strike out the word “ and” (where it occurs first) in the paragraph, and insert after the word " appeals the following words : "and judges of the inferior court of common pleas."

Change the number of present paragraph 3 to pumber 2, and strike therefrom the following words : "and the keeper and inspectors of the state prison;" and insert in lieu thereof the words " and comptroller.”

Also, strike out the words “one year” in the second clause of paragraph 2 of section 2, and insert in lieu thereof the words "three years."

Change the number of present paragraph 4 to number 3, and strike out the word "and” where it occurs between the word “chancery” and the word “secretary."

Also, insert after the word "state" the words : "and the keeper of the state prison.”

Change the number of present paragraph 5 to number 4. Change the number of present paragraph 6 to number 5.

Change the number of present paragraph 7 to number 6, and strike therefrom the words “ annually," “ annual” and “they may be re-elected until they shall serve three years, but no longer.” Insert after the word “ assembly” the following words : "and they shall hold their offices for three years," and add to the paragraph the following words : “ sheriffs shall annually renew their bonds."

Change the number of present paragraph 8 to number 7. Change the number of present paragraph 9 to number 8. Change the number of present paragraph 10 to number 9. Change the number of present paragraph 11 to number 10.

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