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Sec. 6. The aggregate number of members of both branches of the Legislature shall never exceed seventy-five.
Sec. 7. All county officers shall hold their offices at the county seat of their respective counties.
Sec. 8. The Legislature shall provide for the speedy publication of all statute laws of a general nature, and such decisions of the Supreme Court as it may deem expedient; and all laws and judicial decisions shall be free for publication by any person: Provided, That no judgment of the Supreme Court shall take effect and be operative until the opinion of the court in such case shall be filed with the clerk of said court.
Sec. 9. The Legislature may at any time provide by law for increasing or dimishing the salaries or compensation of any of the officers whose salary or compensation is fixed in this Constitution: Provided, No such change of salary or compensation shall apply to any officer during the term for which he may have been elected.
Sec. 10. All officers whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for shall be chosen or appointed as may be prescribed by law.
Sec. 11. The tenure of any office not herein provided for may be declared by Jaw, or, when not so declared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment; but the Legislature shall not create any office, the tenure of which shall be longer than four years, except as herein otherwise provided in this Constitution.
Sec. 12. The Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, and Clerk of the Supreme Court shall keep their respective offices at the seat of the government.
Sec. 13. The enumeration of the inhabitants of this State shall be taken, under the direction of the Legislature, if deemed necessary, in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, A. D. eighteen hundred and serenty-five, and every ten years thereafter; and these enumera. tions, together with the census that may be taken under the direction of the Congress of the United States in A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy, and every subsequent ten years, shall serve as the basis of representation in both houses of the Legislature.
Sec. 14. A plurality of votes given at an election by the people shall constitute a choice, where not otherwise provided by this Constitution.
Amendments. Section 1. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or Assembly, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their respective journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature then next to be chosen, and shall be published for three months next preceding the time of making such choice. And if, in the Legislature next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe; and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments, by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall become a part of the Constitution.
Sec. 2. If at any time the Legislature, by a vote of twothirds of the members elected to each house, shall determine that it is necessary to cause a revision of this entire Constitution, they shall recommend to the electors, at the next election for the members of the Legislature, to vote for or against a convention; and if it shall appear that a majority of the electors voting at such election shall have voted in favor of calling a convention, the Legislature shall, at its next session, provide by law for calling a convention, to be holden within six months after passage of such law; and such convention shall consist of a number of members not less than that of both branches of the Leg. islature. In determining what is a majority of the elector's vot. ing at such election, reference shall be had to the highest number of votes cast at such election for the candidates for any office or on any question.
Section 1. That no inconvenience may arise by reason of a change from a territorial to a permanent State government, it is
declared that all rights, actions, prosecutions, judgments, claims and contracts, as well of individual as of bodies corporate, including counties, towns, and cities, shall continue as if no change had taken place; and all process which may issue under the authority of the territory of Nevada, previous to its admission into the Union as one of the United States, shall be as valid as if issued in the name of the State of Nevada.
Sec. 2. All laws of the territory of Nevada, in force at the time of the admission of this state, not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limi tations, or be altered or repealed by the legislature.
Sec. 3. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures accruing to the territory of Nevada, or to the people of the United States in the territory of Nevada, shall inure to the State of Nevada.
Sec. 4. All recognizances heretofore taken, or which may be taken before the change from a territorial to a state government, shall remain valid, and shall pass to, and may be prosecuted in the name of, the state; and all bonds executed to the Governor of the territory, or to any other officer or court in his or their official capacity, or to the people of the United States in the territory of Nevada, shall pass to the Governor, or other officer, or court, and his or their successors in office, for the uses therein respectively expressed, and may be sued on and recovery had accordingly; and all property, real, personal or mixed, and all judgments, bonds, specialties, choses in action, claims, and debts of whatsoever description, and all records and public archives of the territory of Nevada, shall issue to and vest in the State of Nevada, and may be sued for and recovered in the same manner and to the same extent by the State of Nevada, as the same rould have been by the territory of Nevada. All criminal prosecutions and penal actions which may have arisen, or which may arise before the change from a territorial to a state government, and which shall then be pending, shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of the state. All offenses committed against the laws of the territory of Nevada before the change from a territorial to a state government, and which shall not be prosecuted before such change, may be prosecuted in the name and by the authority of the State of Nevada with like effect as though such change had not taken place, and all penalties incurred shall remain the same as if this constitution had not been adopted. All actions
at law and suits in equity, and other legal proceedings which may be pending in any of the courts of the territory of Nevada at the time of the change from a territorial to a State govern. ment, shall be continued and transferred to, and determined by any court of the state which shall have jurisdiction of the subject matter thereof. All actions at law and suits in equity, and all other legal proceedings, which may be pending in any of the courts of the territory of Nevada at the time of a change from a territorial to a state government, shall be continued and transferred to, and may be prosecuted to judgment and execution in any court of the state which shall have jurisdiction of the subject matter thereof; and all books, papers, and records relating to the same shall be transferred in like manner to such court.
Sec. 5. For the first term of office succeeding the formation of a state government the salary of the Governor shall be four thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the Secretary of State shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the State Controller shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the State Treasurer shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the Surveyor-General shall be one thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the Attorney-General shall be two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be two thousand dollars per annum; the salary of each Judge of the Supreme Court shall be seven thousand dollars per annum; the salaries of the foregoing officers shall be paid quarterly out of the state treasury. The pay of State Senators and members of assembly shall be eight dollars per day for each day of actual service, and forty cents per mile for mileage going to and returning from the place of meeting. No officer mentioned in this section shall receive any fee or perquisites to his own use for the performance of any duty connected with his office, or for the performance of any additional duty imposed upon him by law.
Sec. 6. Until otherwise provided by law, the apportionment of Senators and Assemblymen in the different counties shall be as follows, to-wit: Storey county, four Senators and twelve Assemblymen; Douglass county, one Senator and two Assemblymen; Esmeralda county, two Senators and four Assemblymen; Humboldt county, two Senators and three Assemblymen; Lander
county, two Senators and four Assemblymen; Lyon county, one Senator and three Assemblymen; Lyon and Churchill counties, one Senator, jointly; Churchill county, one Assemblyman; Nye county, one Senator and one Assemblyman; Ormsby county, two Senators and three Assemblymen; Washoe and Roop counties, two Senators and three Assemblymen.
Sec. 7. All debts and liabilities of the territory of Nevada, lawfully incurred, and which remain unpaid at the time of the admission of this state into the Union, shall be assumed by and become the debt of the State of Nevada; provided, that the assumption of such indebtedness shall not prevent the state from contracting the additional indebtedness, as provided in section three of article nine of this constitution.
Sec. 8. The term of state officers (except judicial) elected at the first election under this constitution, shall continue until the Tuesday after the first Monday of January, A. D eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until the election and qualification of their successors.
Sec. 9. The Senators to be elected at the first election under this constitution shall draw lots, so that the term of one-half of the number, as nearly as may be, shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the term of the other half shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; provided, that in drawing lots for all senatorial terms, the senatorial representation shall be alloted so that in the counties having two or more senators, the terms, thereof shall be divided as nearly as may be, between the long and short terms.
Sec. 10. At the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and thereafter, the term of Senators shall be four years from the day succeeding such general election, and mem. bers of the assembly for two years from the day succeeding such general election, and the terms of Senators shall be allotted by the legislature in long and short terms, as hereinbefore provided, so that one-half the number, as nearly as may be, shall be elected every two years.
Sec. 11. The term of the members of the assembly elected at the first general election under this constitution, shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and the terms of those elected at the