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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
by General Assembly.
shall not exceed ten dollars, unless.
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
the county where defendant
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.
State to be reported to the