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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF GEORGIA.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

Section 4. No person who is the holder of

any public money contrary to

law, is eligible for office. 5. Intoxicating drinks not to be

sold within two miles of election precincts on days of elec

tion. 6. Returns of elections.

Article 1. Bill of rights. 2. Elective franchise. 3. Legislative department. 4. Power of the General Assembly

over taxation. 5. Executive department. 6. Judiciary. 7. Finance, taxation and public

debt. 8. Education. 9. Homestead and exemptions. 10. Militia. 11. Counties and county officers. 12. The laws of general operation in

force in this State. 13. Amendments to the Constitution. Preamble.

ARTICLE I.

Bill of Rights. Section 1. All government of right origi

nates with the people. 2. In all prosecutions or indict

ments for libel, the truth may

be given in evidence. 3. In cases of necessity, private

ways may be granted upon

just compensation. 4. Laws of a general nature shall

have uniform operation. 5. The people have the inherent

right of regulating internal government.

ARTICLE III.

Legislative Department. 1. Legislative power of the State

vested in General Assembly. 2. The Senate shall consist of forty

four members. 3. The House of Representatives

shall consist of one hundred

and seventy-five members. 4. To be elected for two years. 5. To be eligible for Senators. 6. To be eligible for Representa

tives. 7. Each house shall be judge of

the election and qualification

of its own members. 8. The officers of the two houses,

to consist of whom. 9. The per diem of members of the

General Assembly and mileage. 10. Elections by General Assembly

shall be viva voce. 11. Married women's property not

liable for debts of husband. 12. Insurance companies to deposit

with the Comptroller-General not less than $100,000.

ARTICLE II.

Electice Franchise. 1. In all elections by the people the

vote shall be by ballot. 2. Registration of electors.-- Those

who may not vote. 3. Electors in all cases, except for

treason, felony, etc., be privileged from arrest at the time of election.

ARTICLE IV. Power of the General Assembly Over

Tacation. 1. The right of taxation is a sov

ereign right and belongs to the people.

Section 2. Regulation of railroad freights and

passenger tariffs. - Preventing unjust discriminations.

ARTICLE V.

Executive Department. 1. To consist of Governor, Secretary

of State, Comptroller-General

and Treasurer. 2. Secretary of State, Comptroller

General and Treasurer, how to

be elected. 3. The great seal of the State to

be kept in the office of Secretary of State.

ARTICLE VI.

Judiciary. 1. Judicial powers

of the State vested in Supreme Court, Superior Court, Courts of Ordi

nary and justices of the peace. 2. Supreme Court to consist of

chief justice and two associ

ate justices. 3. There shall be a judge of the

Superior Court for each judi

cial district. 4. The jurisdiction of the same. 5. Judges of City and Superior

Courts may preside in the

courts of each other. 6. The powers of the Court of Ordi

nary and Probate, how vested. 7. There shall be in each militia district

justice of the peace. 8. Notary publics.-- Term of office. 9. Jurisdiction and powers of all

Section
17. Change of venue.
18. Right of trial by jury.
19. County commissioners.-- Created

by General Assembly.
20. Certain courts may be abolished.
21. The costs in the Supreme Court

shall not exceed ten dollars, unless.

ARTICLE VII.

Finance, Taxation and Public Debts.

courts. 10. Attorney-General.--- Térm of of

fice. 11. Solicitor-General.---Term of office. 12. Judges of the Supreme Courts

and Solicitor - General, how

elected.
13. Salaries of the same.
14. Requirements for the same.
15. Divorce.
16. Divorce, cases to be brought in

the county where defendant
resides.

1. The General Assembly has pow

ers of taxation for the follow

ing purposes only. 2. All taxation shall be uniform on

the same class of subjects. 3. No debts shall be contracted by

the State, except. 4. Laws authorizing the borrowing

of money shall specify the

purposes it is to be used for. 5. The credit ot the State shall not

be loaned. 6. The State may not be a stock

holder in any company. 7. The debt incurred in any county,

municipal corporation, may not

exceed a certain sum. 8. The State may not assume the

debt of any county, etc. 9. Officers or members of the Gene

ral Assembly not to receive

perquisites. 10. Municipal corporations shall not

incur debt until provision for

the same has been made. 11. The General Assembly shall

have no authority to appropriate money directly or indi

rectly. 12. The bonded debt of the State. 13. The sale of property owned by

the State to be applied to the payment of the bonded debt of

the State. 14. General Assembly to raise by

taxation additional sum of one

hundred thousand dollars.
15. The financial condition of the

State to be reported to the
Governor quarterly.

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