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the qualifications of electors shall be those required by Article Two of this Constitution.

Sec. 19. The General Assembly which convened on the first Wednesday in December, nineteen hundred and one, shall be called by the Governor to meet in session at the Capitol at twelve o'clock M., on Tuesday, the fifteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and two. It shall be vested with all the powers, charged with all the duties, and subject to all the limitations prescribed by this Constitution in reference to the General Assembly, except as to the limitation upon the period of its session, qualifications of members, and as to the time at which any of its acts shall take effect; but the ineligibility of the members thereof to be elected to any other office during their terms as members of the General Assembly shall be such as is imposed by this Constitution. The said General Assembly shall elect judges for all of the circuit courts provided for in this Constitution, and also of the corporation courts for Bristol, Radford, and Buena Vista, unless said city courts are sooner abolished.

Sec. 20. The said General Assembly shall enact such laws as may be deemed proper, including those necessary to put this Constitution into complete operatiơn; to confirm those officers whose appointment is made by this Constitution subject to confirmation by the General Assembly or either house thereof; and to transact other proper business; and such session shall continue so long as may be necessary. The members shall receive for their services four dollars per day, for the time when the General Assembly is actually in session, including Sundays and recesses of not exceeding five days, and the mileage provided by law; the Speaker of the House of Delegates and President of the Senate shall each receive seven dollars per day for the same period and the mileage provided by law; and the other officers and employees shall receive such compensation for their services as the General Assembly may prescribe. Provision may be made for compensation at said rate of four dollars per day of members of legislative committees which may sit during any recess of said session.

Sec. 21. The compensation and duties of the Clerk of the House of Delegates and of the Clerk of the Senate shall continue as now fixed by law until the first of January, nineteen hundred and three, after which date their compensation shall be as prescribed by section Sixty-six of this Constitution.

Sec. 22. When the General Assembly convenes on the fifteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and two, its members and officers, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, shall severally take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by section Thirty-four of the Constitution. And not later than the twentieth day of July, nineteen hundred and two, the Governor and all other executive officers of the State, whose offices are at the seat of government, and all judges of courts of record, shall severally take and subscribe such oath or affirmation; and upon the failure of any such officer, executive or judicial, to take such oath by the day named, his office shall thereby become vacant. Such oaths or affirmations shall be taken and subscribed before any person authorized by existing laws to administer an oath. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall cause to be printed the necessary blanks for carrying into effect this provision, and the said oaths and affirmations so taken and subscribed, except of the members and officers of the General Assembly, shall be returned to and filed in his office; and those taken by the members and officers of the General Assembly shall be preserved in the records of the respective houses.

Sec. 23. The official copy of the Constitution and Schedule, and of any ordinance adopted by the Convention, shall, as soon as they shall be enrolled, be signed by the President and attested by the Secretary of the Convention, and the President will thereupon cause the same to be delivered to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who will file and preserve the same securely, among the archives of the State in his custody.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth will cause the Constitution, Schedule, and said ordinances to be transcribed in a book to be provided for the purpose and safely kept in his office.

The Secretary of the Convention will immediately upon the adoption of this Schedule, deliver a certified copy of the Constitution and Schedule, and of said ordinances, to the Governor of the Commonwealth.

Sec. 24. The Governor is authorizedand directed to immediately issue his proclamation announcing that this revised and amended Constitution has been ordained by the people of Virginia, assembled in Convention, through their representatives, as the Constitution for the government of the people of the State, and will go into effect as such, subject to the provisions of the Schedule annexed thereto, on the tenth day of July, nineteen hundred and two, at noon, and calling upon all the people of Virginia to render their true and loyal support to the same, as the organic law of the Commonwealth.

Sec. 25. This Constitution shall, except as is otherwise provided in the Schedule, go into effect on the tenth day of July, nineteen hundred and two, at noon.

This Schedule shall take effect from its passage.

INDEX TO CONSTITUTION.

Sec.
Voter may erase any name and
substitute another,

28
Ballot-box kept in view at all elec-

tions, not opened in secret, 27
Bill of Rights,

1-17
Bill, may originate in either house,
how enacted into laws,

50
Amendment to, how concurred in, 50
How conference report on, adopt-
ed,

50
How printing and reading dis-
pensed with,

50
When recorded vote necessary to
pass,

50
Presiding officer must sign when

passed and enrolled, after title
read, and fact entered on jour-
nal,

50
Presented to Governor before be-
coming a law,

76
How passed over veto,

76
Veto of items of appropriation
bill, effect of,

76
Not returned or signed by Gov-

ernor becomes a law in five
days; exception,

76
Board of Public Works shall cease to

exist on organization of corpo-,
ration commission,

156k
Bond, officers, etc., handling money

to give bond,
Additional security may be re-
quired,

113
None required as condition of ap-

peal to Supreme Court of Ap-
peals; when supersedeas bond
may be required,

88
Bureau of Labor and Statistics,

General Assembly to have power
to establish,

86

Sec.

A.
Agriculture and Immigration, 143-146
Department of, where maintained,
how controlled,

143
Board of, how composed, term of
office,

143
Powers and duties of, to be pre-
scribed by law,

144
Commissioner of, term of office,

how elected, powers and duties, 145
President of Board of, ex-officio

member of Board of Visitors of

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 146
Apportionments of State into senate
and house districts,

43
Into congressional districts, 55
Appropriations, to churches, etc.,

and certain institutions forbid-
den,

67
Army, standing, should be avoided, 13

Suffrage privilege of veterans, 19
Attorney-General, Governor may re-
quire opinion of,

74
Member of Board of Education, 130
How elected; duties, compensa-
tion; how removable,

107
Auditor of Public Accounts, how

elected and term of office; duties
and powers to he prescribed by
law,

82
To charge Treasurer with unpaid
poll-taxes,

38
Auditing Committee, how appointed,
duties of,

68
B.
Bail, excessive, ought not to be re-
quired,

9
Application for, General Assembly
shall provide by whom, and in

what manner, shall be heard, 109
Ballot, elections by people shall be
by,

27
Voters may erase and substitute
names on,

28
Secrecy of, maintained,

27, 37
General Assembly shall provide
form of,

28
Form and contents of,

28

85

C.

Churches, not to be chartered; Gen-

eral Assembly may secure title
to church property,

59
Appropriations to, forbidden, 67
Changes in Constitution,

196-197

65

Sec.
Circuit Court shall appoint electoral
board,

31
Shall hear and decide applications

to correct list of unpaid poll-
taxes,

38
How and when judges elected;
their qualifications,

96
Number of terms to be prescribed

by law; no separate court held

for cities of second class, etc., 97
Concurrent jurisdiction with Cor-
poration Court when,

98
Cities and Towns, General Assembly

may grant by general law pow-
ers of local legislation to coun-
cil,

65
General Assembly not forbidden

to authorize appropriations by,
to charitable institutions,

67
Cities, how divided into first and
second classes,

98
Courts of cities of each class, 98
When Corporation Court in city of

second class shall cease to exist,
effect of same,

98
May increase salaries of judges;

Salaries of judges paid how, 103
Words "incorporated communi-
ties” relate only to,

116
Definition of city and of town, 116
Charters of towns having city

charters previously not repeal-
ed; abolition by them of Corpo-

ration Court not prevented, 116
General Assembly to pass general

laws for organization and gov-
ernment of,

117
Previous charters may be retain-

ed, but are amended to con-
form to constitution,

117
Streets, alleys, or public grounds

of, cannot be used by certain
corporations without previous
consent of city or town author-
ities,

124
Commonwealth's Attorney of, 119
Restrictions on sale of property
or rights of,

125
Restrictions on granting of fran-

chises; method and provisions in
grants of same; General Assem-
bly may impose further restric-
tions,

125
General Assembly shall provide by

general law for extension and

contraction of corporate limits, 126
Limitation of bonded indebtedness

of; what to be excepted in as-
certaining bonded indebtedness, 127

Sec.
Assessment for municipal taxation

to be the same as for state taxa-
tion,

128
May make appropriations to

manual and industrial schools, 141
Cannot grant its credit to any
person

or

corporation; may,
however, perfect subscription to
stock of railroad company,

185
City Council, General Assembly may

grant by general law powers of

local legislation to,
Composed of two branches; pow-

ers and terms of office; how
elected; in cities under 10,000
may consist of one branch; mem-
ber ineligible to office in gift of
council; powers

in changing
wards and reapportioning rep-
resentation in council; when
mandamus lies,

121
When elected; beginning of term;

election not to occur at same
time as that of other elective
officers,

122
Ordinances of, to be presented to

Mayor; how passed over veto
of Mayor; objections of Mayor
with veto to be recorded in
journal; ordinance becomes op-
erative if not returned by Mayor
in five days; exception,

123
What ordinances require recorded
vote; effect of veto upon,

123
Clerks of election, how appointed, 31
Clerk of Circuit or Corporation

Court to keep roll of registered

voters,
Clerk of Circuit Court shall certify

and deliver copies of list of un-
paid poll-taxes, and record
sheriff's return,

38
Shall keep lists for inspection,
etc.,

38
File and preserve original list, 38
Furnish copy to election judges

and Auditor of Public Accounts, 38
Clerk of Corporation Court shall cer-

tify and deliver to sheriff copies
of lists of unpaid poll-taxes and
record sheriff's return,

38
Shall keep lists for inspection, etc., 38
File and preserve original list, 38
Furnish copy to election judges

and Auditor of Public Accounts, 38
Clerk of House of Delegates shall be
Keeper of the Rolls,

66
Clerks of General Assembly, General

Assembly shall prescribe num-
ber and compensation of,

66
Clerk of county, how elected,

110

19

never

or

or

or

Sec.
Terms of office,

112
General Assembly may confer cer-
tain jurisdiction upon,

101
Clerks of courts in cities, how

elected, term of office; shall per-
form other duties required by
law,

118
Only one clerk of courts in city of
less than 30,000 inhabitants,

118
In cities, term of office to begin

coincidently with that of judge, 122
Commissions shall be in name of

Commonwealto artested by Gov-
ernor,

75
Committee on Special, Private and

Local Legislation, duties of, 51
Commissioner of the revenue of

county, how elected or appointed;
term of office, number, duties
and compensation to be provided
by law,

110
Of city, how elected, duties and

compensation to be provided by
law, term of office,

119
Commonwealth has no appeal in

criminal case, except for vio-
lation of revenue law,

8, 88
What debts State may contract, 184
Credit of State not to be granted to

person corporation; State
shall not engage in works of in-
ternal improvement except pub-
lic roads, or

Sec.
certain fees; penalties for fail-
ure,

157
Shall be considered, when here.

after accepting any amendment
or extension of its charter, if
chartered in this State, as sur-
rendering exemption of freedom
from taxation, non-repealable
features of charter and exclusive
rights,

158
Exercise of eminent domain and
police power shall

be
abridged as to corporations, 159
Long and short distance trans-
portation rates,

160
Transportation transmission

company shall not give free
transportation, rebate in
charges for same to any officer
other than members of corpo-

ration commission; penalty, 161
Foreign, restrictions and

pro-
visions as to,

163
Right of Commonwealth to con-

trol and regulate certain corpo-
rations

surrendered
abridged,

never

assume indebted-
ness of or lend credit to county,
city or town,

185
Commonwealth's Attorney of
county, how elected,

110
Of city, how elected, duties, 119
Congressional districts, General As-

sembly. to apportion State, 55
Constitution, oath to support, who
shall take,

34
How future changes to be made, 196
Constitutional Convention, how to
be called,

197
Corporations,

153-167
Use of streets, etc., by, must be by

consent of corporate authorities, 124
Definition of terms used in
article on,

153
Creation of, extension or amend-

'ment of charters of; how pro-
vided for; how charters may be
repealed,

154
Provision shall be made by general

laws for surrender of charter of, 154
General Assembly shall not regu-

late affairs of, or give any
rights, etc., to, by special act, 154
Domestic and foreign, shall pay

164
Right of railroad, to parallel; re-

ception and transmission of
passengers and freight by con-
necting roads; right of General
Assembly to prevent building of
railroad parallel to Richmond,

Fredericksburg and Potomac, 166
Issue of stock and bonds by, to

be regulated by General Assem-
bly; statement to be filed with
corporation commission; pen-
alties to be provided and how
enforced,

167
How property of railroad and canal
companies taxed,

176
Franchise tax to be paid by rail-

road and canal companies, 177
How franchise tax ascertained, 178
Annual report of railroad and

canal companies to corporation
commission; when taxes to be
paid; taxes to be lien on prop-
erty of company,

179
May appeal from ascertainment

of sections 176 and 178; pro-
ceedings on appeal,

180
Corporation Commission, State, com-

position of; how appointed;
term of office; vacancies, how
filled; when members to enter
upon duties and when not; who
ineligible; at least one member
to have qualifications prescribed
for judge of Supreme Court of

or

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