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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.
tions, not opened in secret, 27
passed and enrolled, after title
ernor becomes a law in five
exist on organization of corpo-,
to give bond,
peal to Supreme Court of Ap-
General Assembly to have power
how elected, powers and duties, 145
member of Board of Visitors of
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 146
and certain institutions forbid-
Suffrage privilege of veterans, 19
elected and term of office; duties
what manner, shall be heard, 109
Churches, not to be chartered; Gen-
eral Assembly may secure title
to correct list of unpaid poll-
by law; no separate court held
for cities of second class, etc., 97
may grant by general law pow-
to authorize appropriations by,
second class shall cease to exist,
Salaries of judges paid how, 103
charters previously not repeal-
ration Court not prevented, 116
laws for organization and gov-
ed, but are amended to con-
of, cannot be used by certain
chises; method and provisions in
general law for extension and
contraction of corporate limits, 126
of; what to be excepted in as-
to be the same as for state taxa-
manual and industrial schools, 141
grant by general law powers of
local legislation to,
ers and terms of office; how
election not to occur at same
Mayor; how passed over veto
Court to keep roll of registered
and deliver copies of list of un-
and Auditor of Public Accounts, 38
tify and deliver to sheriff copies
and Auditor of Public Accounts, 38
Assembly shall prescribe num-
elected, term of office; shall per-
coincidently with that of judge, 122
Commonwealto artested by Gov-
Local Legislation, duties of, 51
county, how elected or appointed;
compensation to be provided by
criminal case, except for vio-
person corporation; State
after accepting any amendment
company shall not give free
ration commission; penalty, 161
trol and regulate certain corpo-
sembly. to apportion State, 55
consent of corporate authorities, 124
'ment of charters of; how pro-
laws for surrender of charter of, 154
late affairs of, or give any
ception and transmission of
Fredericksburg and Potomac, 166
be regulated by General Assem-
road and canal companies, 177
canal companies to corporation
of sections 176 and 178; pro-
position of; how appointed;