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ASTOR, IFNCX AND
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1919

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1.
(S. L. 1913.)

LECTION OF UNITED STATES SENATORS.

(By Senator Garman.)

RESOLUTIONS RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PROVIDING THAT SENATORS SHALL BE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE SEVERAL STATES.

Whereas, The sixty-second congress, in the second session, in both houses has passed the following proposition to amend the constitution of the United States, by a constitutional majority of two-thirds thereof, in words following, to-wit:

JOINT RESOLUTION, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT SENATORS SHALL BE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE SEVERAL STATES.

"Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled (two-thirds of each house concurring therein), That in lieu of the first paragraph of section three of article one of the constitution of the United States, and in lieu of so much of paragraph two of the same section as relates to the filling of vacancies, the following be proposed as an amendment to the constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states:

""The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each senator shall have one vote. The electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislatures.

"When vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies; provided, that the legislature of any state may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

"This amendment shall not be so construed as to effect the election or term of any senator before it becomes valid as part of the constitution;'" therefore be it

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado, That the said proposed amendment to the constitution be, and the same is, hereby ratified by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado.

Resolved, That a certified copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution be forwarded by the Governor to the Secretary of State for the United States, in accordance with section two hundred and five of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

Approved: February 13th, 1913, 8:58 P. M.

(Chapter 79, S. L. 1913.)

ELECTIONS.

UNITED STATES SENATORS.

(S. B. No. 381, by Senator Joyce.)

AN ACT

CONCERNING ELECTIONS.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
Election in 1914 and 1918.

Section 1. At the General election in 1914 and every six years thereafter there shall be elected one United States Senator for the term next ensuing; and at the general election in 1918 and every six years thereafter there shall be elected one United States Senator for the term next ensuing.

Governor make temporary appointment.

Section 2. Whenever a vacancy happens in the office of United States Senator from this State, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment to fill such vacancy until the same is filled by election as hereinafter provided.

Governor issue writ to Secretary of State.

Section 3. When a vacancy happens as aforesaid, the Governor shall issue a writ of election to the Secretary of State, directing him to include in his general election notice for the next general election a notice of the filling of such vacancy, whereupon

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the Secretary of State shall give notice accordingly, and at such election the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term; but if, for any reason, no United States Senator is elected at the next general election the person temporarily appointed by the Governor shall hold over until a United States Senator is elected at a succeeding general election.

Laws of State to apply at election.

Section 4. All laws of this State relating to primary and other elections shall prevail as to the election of United States Senators, and the canvass of the returns for the election of such United States Senators shall be held in the same manner as iş now provided by law for the election of Representatives in Congress.

Approved: May 2nd, 1913 at 8:48 o'clock P. M.

ELECTIONS.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO CONCERNING ELECTIONS.

Amendments to Article XIV of the Constitution, Concerning County Officers.

Sec. 6. In each county having a population of less than seventy thousand there shall be elected, for a term of four years each, three county commissioners, who shall hold sessions for the transaction of county business as provided by law, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Two of said commissioners shall be elected at the general election in the year nineteen hundred and four, and at the general election every four years thereafter; and the other one of said commissioners shall be elected at the general election in the year nineteen hundred and six, and at the general election every four years thereafter; Provided, That when the population of any county shall equal or exceed seventy thousand, the board of county commissioners may consist of five members, any three of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Three of said commissioners in said county shall be elected at the general election in the year nineteen hundred and four, and at the general election every four years thereafter; and the other two of said commissioners in such county shall be elected at the general election in the year nineteen hundred

and six, and every four years thereafter; and all of such commissioners shall be elected for the term of four years. The term of office of the county commissioners in each county that expires in January, 1904, is hereby extended to the second Tuesday in January, A. D. 1905, and the term of office of the county commissioners that expires in January, 1906, is hereby extended to the second Tuesday in January, A. D. 1907; and in counties having a population of more than seventy thousand, the term of office of the commissioners that expires in 1904 shall be extended to the second Tuesday in January, 1905, and the term of office of the county commissioners that expires in 1906 is hereby extended to the second Tuesday in January, 1907. This section shall govern, except as hereafter otherwise expressly directed or permitted by constitutional enactment.

Sec. 8. There shall be elected in each county, at the same time at which members of the general assembly are elected, commencing in the year nineteen hundred and four, one county clerk, who shall be ex officio recorder of deeds and clerk of the board of county commissioners; one sheriff; one coroner; one treasurer, who shall be collector of taxes; one county superintendent of schools; one county surveyor; one county assessor; and one county attorney, who may be elected, or appointed, as shall be provided by law; and such officers shall be paid such salary or compensation, either from the fees, perquisites and emoluments of their respective offices, or from the general county fund, as may be provided by law. The term of office of all such officials that expires in January, 1904, is hereby extended to the second Tuesday in January, A. D. 1905. This section shall govern, except as hereafter otherwise expressly directed, or permitted by constitutional enactment.

Sec. 11. There shall be elected at the same time at which members of the general assembly are elected, beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, two justices of the peace and two constables in each precinct in each county, who shall hold their office for a term of two years; Provided, That in precincts containing fifty thousand (50,000) or more inhabitants, the number of justices and constables may be increased as provided by law. The term of offices of all justices of the peace that expires January, 1904, is hereby extended to the second Tuesday in January, 1905. This section shall govern, except as hereafter otherwise expressly directed or permitted by constitutional enactment.

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