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Section IV. Paragraph I. No person who is the holder of any public money, contrary to law, shall be eligible to any office in this State until the same is accounted for and paid into the treasury.

Par. 2. No person who, after the adoption of this Constitution, being a resident of this State, shall have been convicted of fighting a duel in this State, or convicted of sending or accepting a challenge, or convicted of aiding or abetting such duel, shall hold office in this State, unless he shall have been pardoned; and every such person shall also be subject to such punishvnent as may be prescribed by law.

Section V. Paragraph I. The General Assembly shall, by law, forbid the sale, distribution, or furnishing of intoxicating drinks within two miles of election precincts on days of election-State, county or municipal-and prescribe punishment for any violation

of the same.

Section VI. Paragraph I. Returns of elections for all civil officers elected by the people, who are to be commissioned by the Governor, and also for the members of the General Assembly, shall be made to the Secretary of State, unless otherwise provided by law.

ARTICLE III.
Legislative Department.

Section 1. Paragraph 1. The legislative power of the State shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section II. Paragraph 1. The Senate shall consist of forty-four members. There shall be forty-four Senatorial districts as now arranged by counties. Each district shall have one Senator.

The first senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Chatham, Bryan and Effingham.

The second senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Liberty, Tattnall and McIntosh.

The third senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Wayne, Pierce and Appling.

The fourth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Glynn Camden and Charlton.

The fifth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Coffee, Ware and Clinch.

The sixth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Echols, Lowndes and Berrien.

The seventh senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Brooks, Thomas and Colquitt.

The eighth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Decatur, Mitchell and Miller.

The ninth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Early, Calhoun and Baker.

The tenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Dougherty, Lee and Worth.

The eleventh senatorial district shall be composed of the coun ties of Clay, Randolph and Terrell.

The twelfth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Stewart, Webster and Quitman.

The thirteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Sumter, Schley and Macon.

The fourteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Dooly, Wilcox, Pulaski and Dodge.

The fifteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Montgomery, Telfair and Irwin.

The sixteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Laurens, Emanuel and Johnson.

The seventeenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Screven, Bulloch and Burke.

The eighteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Richmond, Glascock and Jefferson.

The nineteenth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Taliaferro, Greene and Warren.

The twentieth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Baldwin, Hancock and Washington.

The twenty-first senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Twiggs, Wilkinson and Jones.

The twenty-second senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Bibb, Monroe and Pike.

The twenty-third senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Houston, Crawford and Taylor.

The twenty-fourth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Muscogee, Marion and Chattahoochee.

The twenty-fifth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Harris, Upson and Talbot.

The twenty-sixth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Spalding, Butts and Fayette.

The twenty-seventh senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Newton, Walton Clarke, Oconee and Rockdale.

The twenty-eighth senatorial district shall be composed of the countis of Jasper, Patnam and Morgan.

The twenty-ninth senatorial district shall be compose of the counties of Wilkes, Columbia, Lincoln and McDuffie.

The thirtieth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Oglethorpe, Madison and Elbert.

The thirty-first senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Hart, Habersham and Franklin.

The thirty-second senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of White, Dawson and Lumpkin.

The thirty-third senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Hall, Banks and Jackson.

The thirty-fourth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Gwinnett, DeKalb and Henry.

The thirty-fifth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Clayton, Cobb and Fulton.

The thirty-sixth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Campbell, Coweta, Meriwether and Douglas.

The thirty-seventh senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Carroll, Heard and Troupe.

The thirty-eighth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Haralson, Polk and Paulding.

The thirty-ninth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Milton, Cherokee and Forsyth.

The fortieth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Union, Towns and Rabun.

The forty-first senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Pickens, Fannin and Gilmer.

The forty-second senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Bartow, Floyd and Chattooga.

The forty-third senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Murray, Gordon and Whitfield.

The forty fourth senatorial district shall be composed of the counties of Walker, Dade and Catoosa.

Par. III. The General Assembly may change these districts after each census of the United States: Provided, That neither the number of districts nor the number of Senators from cacb district shall be increased.

Section III. Paragraph I. The House of Representatives shall consist of one hundred and seventy-five Representatives, apportioned among the several counties as follows, to wit: To the six cou!) ties having the largest population, viz. : Chatham, Richmond, Burke, Houston, Bibb and Fulton, three Representatives each; to the twenty-six counties having the next largest population, viz. : Bartow, Coweta, Decatur, Floyd, Greene, Gwinnett, Harris, Jefferson, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton, Stewart Sumter, Thomas, Troupe, Washington, Hancock, Carroll, Cobb, Jackson, Tougherty, Oglethrope, Macon, Talbot and Wilkes, two Representatives each; and to the remaining one hundred and five counties one Representative each.

Par. II. The above apportionment shall be changed by the General Assembly at its first session after each census taken by the United States government, so as to give the six counties having the largest population three Representatives each; and to ile twenty-six counties having the next largest popuation two Representatives each; but in no event shall the aggregate number of Representatives be increased.

Section IV.

Paragraph I. The members of the General Assembly shall be elected for two years, and shall serve until their successors are elected.

Par. II. The first election for members of the General Assembly, under this Constitution, shall take place on the first Wednesday in December, 1877; the second election for the same shall be held on the first Wednesday in October, 1880, and subsequent elections biennially, on that day, until the day of election is changed by law.

Par. III. The first meeting of the General Assembly, after the ratification of this Constitution, shall be on the first Wednesday in November, 1878, and biennially thereafter, on the same day, until the day shall be changed by law. But nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the Governor from calling an extra session of the General Assembly before the first Wednesday in November, 1878, if, in his opinion, the public good shall require it.

Par. IV. A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to transact business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the presence of its members as each House may provide.

Par. V. Each Senator and Representative, before taking his seat, shall take the following oath, or affirmation, to wit: “I will support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States; and on all questions and measures which may come before me, I will so conduct myself as will, in my judgment, be most conducive to the interests and prosperity of this State."

Par. VI. No session of the General Assembly shall continue longer than forty days, unless by a two-thirds vote of the whole number of each House.

Par. VII. No person holding a military commission, or other appointment or office, having any emolument or compensation annexed thereto, under this State, or the United States, or either of them, except justices of the peace and officers of the militia, nor any defaulter for public money, or for any legal taxes required of him, shall have a seat in either House; nor shall any Senator or Representative, after his qualification as such, be elected by the General Assembly, or appointed by the Governor, either with or without the advice or consent of the Senate, to any office or appointment having any emolument annexed thereto, during the time for which he shall have been elected.

Par. VIII. The seat of a member of either House shall be vacated on his removal from the district or county from which he was elected.

Section V. Paragraph I. The Senators shall be citizens of the United Stattes, who have attained the age of twenty-five years, and who shall have been citizens of this State for four years, and for one year residents of the district from which elected.

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