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THE SENATE.

NUMBER OF MEMBERS.

SEC. 30. That the Senate shall be composed of fifteen members, who shall hold office for four years: Provided, however, That of the senators elected at the first general election, two from the first district, one from the second, three from the third, and one from the fourth district shall hold office for two years only, the details of such apportionment to be provided for by the legislature.

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VACANCIES.

SEC. 31. That vacancies caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term at general or special elections.

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS.

SEC. 32. That for the purpose of representation in the senate, until otherwise provided by law, the Territory is divided into the following senatorial districts, namely:

First district : The island of Hawaii.

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Second district: The islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaboolawe.
Third district: The island of Oahu.

Fourth district: The islands of Kauai and Niihau.

SEC. 33. That the electors in the said districts shall be entitled to elect senators as follows:

In the first district, four:

In the second district, three:

In the third district, six;

In the fourth district, two.

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QUALIFICATIONS OF SENATORS.

SEC. 34. That in order to be eligible to election as a senator a person

Be a male citizen of the United States:

Have attained the age of thirty years;

Have resided in the Hawaiian Islands not less than three years and be qualified to vote for senators in the district from which he is elected.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SEC. 35. That the house of representatives shall be composed of thirty members, elected, except as herein provided, every second year.

TERM OF OFFICE.

SEC. 36. That the term of office of the representatives elected at any general or special election shall be until the next general election held thereafter.

VACANCIES.

SEC. 37. That vacancies in the office of representative caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term at special elec tions.

REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS.

SEC. 38. That for the purpose of representation in the house of representatives, until otherwise provided by law, the Territory is divided into the following representative districts, namely:

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First district: That portion of the island of Hawaii known as Puna, Hile. and Hamakua.

Second district: That portion of the island of Hawaii known as Kat Kona, and Kohala.

Third district:

The islands of Maui, Molokai. Lanai, and Kahoolawe. Fourth district: That portion of the island of Oahu lying east and south of Nuuanu street and a line drawn in extension thereof from the Nunann Pal to Mokapu Point.

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Fifth district: That portion of the island of Oahu lying west and north of the fourth district.

Sixth district: The islands of Kauai and Nuhau.

APPORTIONMENT.

SEC. 39. That the electors in the said districts shall be entitled to elect representatives as follows:

In the first district, four;

In the second district, four;

In the third district, six;

In the fourth district, six;

In the fifth district, six;

In the sixth district, four.

QUALIFICATIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SEC. 40. That in order to be eligible to be a member of the house of representatives a person shall, at the time of election

Have attained the age of twenty-five years;

Be a male citizen of the United States;

Have resided in the Hawaiian Islands not less than three years; And shall be qualified to vote for representatives in the district from which he is elected.

LEGISLATION.

SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE.

SEC. 41. That the first regular session of the legislature shall be held on the third Wednesday in February, nineteen hundred and one, and biennially thereafter, in Honolulu.

SEC. 42. That neither house shall adjourn during any session for more than three days, or sine die, without the consent of the other.

SEC. 43. That each session of the legislature shall continue not longer than sixty days, excluding Sundays and holidays: Provided, however, That the governor may extend such session for not more than thirty days.

The governor may convene the legislature, or the senate alone, in special session, and, in case the seat of government shall be unsafe from an enemy, riot, or insurrection, or any dangerous disease, direct that any regular or special session shall be held at some other than the regular meeting place.

ENACTING CLAUSE-ENGLISH LANGUAGE,

SEC. 44. That the enacting clause of all laws shall be, "Be it enacted by the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii.”

All legislative proceedings shall be conducted in the English language.

TITLE OF LAWS.

SEC. 45. That each law shall embrace but one subject, which shall be expressed in its title.

READING OF BILLS.

SEC. 46. That a bill in order to become a law shall, except as herein provided, pass three readings in each house, on separate days, the final passage of which in each house shall be by a majority vote of all the members to which such house is entitled, taken by ayes and noes and entered upon its journal.

CERTIFICATION OF BILLS FROM ONE HOUSE TO THE OTHER.

SEC. 47. That every bill when passed by the house in which it originated, or in which amendments thereto shall have originated, shall immediately be certified by the presiding officer and clerk and sent, to the other house for consideration.

SIGNING BILLS.

SEC. 48. That, except as herein provided, all bills passed by the legislature shall, in order to be valid, be signed by the governor.

VETO OF

GOVERNOR..

SEC. 49. That every bill which shall have passed the legislature shall be certified by the presiding officers and clerks of both houses, and shall thereupon be presented to the governor. If he approves it, he shall sign it, and it shal become a law. If the governor does not approve such bill, he may return it. with his objections, to the legislature.

He may veto any specific item or items in any bill which appropriates money for specific purposes; but shall veto other bills, if at all, only as a whole.

PROCEDURE UPON RECEIPT OF VETO. '

SEC. 50. That upon the receipt of a veto message from the governor each house of the legislature shall enter the same at large upon its journal and pro ceed to reconsider such bill, or part of a bill, and again vote upon it by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon its journal.

If after such reconsideration such bill, or part of a bill, shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members to which each house is entitled, it shall thereby become law.

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FAILURE TO SIGN OR VETO.

SEC. 51. That if the governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill within tea days after it is delivered to him it shall become a law without his signature. unless the legislature adjourns sine die prior to the expiration of such ten days If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature by their adjourn ment prevents its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 52. That appropriations, except as herein otherwise provided, shan be made by the legislature. As amended by s. 3, act of May 27. 1910.] SEC. 53. That the governor shall submit to the legislature, at each regula: session, estimates for appropriations for the succeeding biennial period.

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SEC. 54. That in case of failure of the legislature to pass appropriation bills providing, for payments of the necessary current expenses of carrying of the government and meeting its legal obligations as the same are provided for by the then existing laws, the governor shall, upon the adjournment of the legislature, call it in extra session for the consideration of appropriation bills, and until the legislature shall have acted the treasurer may, with the advie of the governor, make such payments, for which purpose the sums appropriate in the last appropriation bills shall be deemed to have been reappropriatel And all legislative and other appropriations made prior to the date when t Act shall take effect, shall be available to the government of the Territory Hawaii.

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LEGISLATIVE POWER.

SEC. 55. That the legislative power of the Territory shall extend to al rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States locally applicable. The legislature, at its first regula session after the census enumeration shall be ascertained, and from time time thereafter, shall reapportion the membership in the senate and house d representatives among the senatorial and representative districts on the bass of the population in each of said districts who are citizens of the Territory; BUT the legislature shall not grant to any corporation, association, or individ any special or exclusive privilege, immunity, or franchise without the approva of Congress; nor shall it grant private charters, but it may by general & permit persons to associate themselves together as bodies corporate for men facturing, agricultural, and other industrial pursuits, and for conducting the business of insurance, savings banks, banks of discount and deposit (but not of issue). loan, trust. and guaranty associations, for the establishment a conduct of cemeteries, and for the construction and operation of railroads wagon roads, vessels, and irrigating ditches, and the colonization and improve ment of lands in connection therewith, or for colleges, seminaries, churcle

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libraries, or any other benevolent, charitable, or scientific association: vided. That no corporation, domestic or foreign, shall acquire and hold real estate in Hawaii in excess of one thousand acres; and all real estate acquired or held by such corporation or association contrary hereto shall be forfeited and escheat to the United States, but existing vested rights in real estate shall not be impaired. No divorce shall be granted by the legislature, nor shall any divorce be granted by the courts of the Territory unless the applicant therefor shall have resided in the Territory for two years next preceding the application, but this provision shall not affect any action pending when this Act takes effect; nor shall any lottery or sale of lottery tickets be allowed; nor shall spirituous or intoxicating liquors be sold except under such regulations and restrictions as the Territorial legislature shall provide; nor shall any public money be appropriated for the support or benefit of any sectarian, denominational, or private school, or any school not under the exclusive control of the government; nor shall the government of the Territory of Hawaii, or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision of the Territory, make any subscription to the capital stock of any incorporated company, or in any manner lend its credit for the use thereof; nor shall any debt be authorized to be contracted by or on behalf of the Territory, or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision thereof, except to pay the interest upon the existing indebtedness, to suppress insurrection, or to provide for the common defense, except that in addition to any indebtedness created for such purposes the legislature may authorize loans by the Territory, or any such subdivision thereof, for the erection of penal, charitable, and educational institutions, and for public buildings, wharves, roads, harbor, and other public improvements, but the total of such indebtedness incurred in any one year by the Territory or any such subdivision shall not exceed one per centum of the assessed value of the property in the Territory or subdivision, respectively, as shown by the then last assessments for taxation, whether such assessments are made by the Territory or the subdivision or subdivisions, and the total indebtedness of the Territory shall not at any time be extended beyond seven per centum of such assessed value of property in the Territory and the total indebtedness of any such subdivision shall not at any time be extended beyond three per centum of such assessed value of property in the subdivision, but nothing in this Act shall prevent the refunding of any indebtedness at any time; nor shall any such loan be made upon the credit of the public domain or any part thereof; nor shall any bond or other instrument of any such indebtedness be issued unless made payable in not more than thirty years from the date of the issue thereof; nor shall any such bond or indebtedness be issued or incurred until approved by the President of the United States: Provided. That the legislature may by general act provide for the condemnation of property for public uses, including the condemnation of rights of way for the transmission of water for irrigation and other purposes. LAS amended by s. 4. act of May 27, 1910.]

TOWN, CITY, AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

SEC. 56. That the legislature may create counties and town and city municipalities within the Territory of Hawaii and provide for the government thereof, and all officials thereof shall be appointed or elected, as the case may be, in such manner as shall be provided by the Governor and legislature of the Territory. As amended by act of March 3, 1905.]

ELECTIONS.

EXEMPTION OF ELECTORS ON ELECTION DAY.

SEC. 57. That every elector shall be privileged from arrest on election day during his attendance at election and in going to and returning therefrom, except in case of breach of the peace then committed, or in case of treason or felony.

SEC. 58. That no elector shall be so obliged to perform military duty on the day of election as to prevent his voting, except in time of war or public danger, or in case of absence from his place of residence in actual military service, in which case provision may be made by law, for taking his vote.

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SEC. 60. That in order to be qualified shall

First. Be a male citizen of the United States. Second. Have resided in the Territory not less than one year preceding and in the representative district in which he offers to register not less than three months immediately preceding the time at which he offers to register. Third. Have attained the age of twenty-one years.

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The required number of candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the respective senatorial districts shall be the senators for such district.

QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS FOR SENATORS AND IN ALL OTHER ELECTIONS.

SEC. 62. That in order to be qualified to vote for senators and for voting in all other elections in the Territory of Hawaii a person must possess all the qualifications and be subject to all the conditions required by this Act of voters for representatives.

SEC. 63. by reason of troops in the SEC. 64. That the rules and regulations for administering oaths and holding elections set forth in Ballou's Compilation, Civil Laws, Appendix, and the list of registering districts and precincts appended, are continued in force with the following changes, to wit:

Strike out the preliminary proclamation and sections one to twenty-si inclusive, sections thirty and thirty-nine, the second and third paragraphs of section forty-eight, the second paragraph of section fifty, and sections sixtytwo, sixty-three, and sixty-six, second paragraph of section one hundred.

In section twenty-nine strike out all after the word "Niihau" and in lieu thereof insert; "The boards of registration existing at the date of the ap proval of this Act shall go out of office, and new boards, which shall consist of three members each, shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, whose terms of office shall be four years. Appoint ments made by the governor when the senate is not in session shall be valid until the succeeding meeting of that body."

In section thirty-one strike out "the first day of April and the thirtieth day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven," an insert in liet thereof "the last day of August and the tenth day of October, in the year nineteen hundred."

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Strike out the words "and the detailed record" in sections fifty-two and one hundred and twelve.

Strike out "marshal" wherever it occurs and insert in lieu thereof "high sheriff." Cong of 20 spite o

Strike out of section fifty-three the words "except as provided in section one hundred and fourteen hereof." 170 980 bidw

That no person shall be allowed to vote who is in the Territory being in the Army or Navy or by reason of being attached to service of the United States.

In sections fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-seven, fifty-nine, sixty. seventy-one, seventy-five, eighty-six, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-four, ninety

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five, one hundred and eleven, one hundre thirteen strike out the words "minister" a ever they occur and insert in lieu thereo tory."

In section fifty-six, paragraph three, office of the secretary of the Territory." In section fifty-six, first paragraph, a tion" insert "to the legislature;" and in word "only."

Strike out the word "elective" in sect In sections twenty-seven, sixty-four, seventy-two strike out the words "minister ever they occur and insert in lieu thereof t Amend section sixty-seven so that it w any election the governor shall issue an copies of the same to the several boards tory, or where such election is to be held." In section seventy-five strike out th seventy-six strike out "in" and insert "or In section one hundred and twelve insert in lieu thereof "office of the secreta In section one hundred and fourteen ever it occurs and insert in lieu thereof In section one hundred and fifteen "minister of the interior" and insert in I all after the word "refreshments:" Provi a special election before the first genera the time during which the boards of L tration be made.

SEC. 65. That the legislature of the lish and alter the boundaries of electi apportion the senators and representativ

CHAPTER III.
THE EXECUTI

SEC. 66. That the executive power Hawaii shall be vested in a governor, w by and with the advice and consent of shall hold office for four years and unt qualified, unless sooner removed by the thirty-five years of age, shall be a citize commander in chief of the militia the for offenses against the laws of the sa against the laws of the United States made known thereon.

ENFORCEMEN

SEC. 67. That the governor shall b of the laws of the United States and said Territory, and whenever it become: manders of the military and naval force of Hawaii, or summon the posse comitat tory to prevent or suppress lawless viol in said Territory, and he may, in case danger thereof, when the public safety the writ of habeas corpus, or place the martial law until communication can b sion therein made known.

GENERAL POWERS

That all the powers and

SEC. 68.

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