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this state; provided, that postmasters whose compensation does ve hundred dollars per annum, or commissioners of deeds, shall das holding a lucrative office.

Any person who shall be convicted of the embezzlement or defalpublic funds of this state, or who may be convicted of having red a bribe to procure his election or appointment to office, or ibe to aid in the procurement of office for any other person, shall

from holding any office of profit or trust in this state. And shall, as soon as practicable, provide by law for the punishment cation, bribery, or embezzlement as a felony.

Members of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest on during the session of the legislature, and for fifteen days next mencement of each session.

When vacancies occur in either house, the governor shall issue ion to fill such vacancy.

A majority of all the members elected to each house shall conrum to transact business, but a smaller number may adjourn. lay, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such nder such penalties as each house may prescribe.

Each house shall keep a journal of its own proceedings, which shed, and the yeas and nays of the members of either house, on shall, at the desire of any three members present, be entered


The doors of each house shall be kept open during its session, hate while sitting in executive session, and neither shall, without

the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other it in which they may be holding their sessions.

Any bill may originate in either house of the legislature, and all y one may be amended in the other.

Each law enacted by the legislature shall embrace but one subers properly connected therewith, which subject shall be briefly the title; and no law shall be revised or amended by reference ly; but, in such case, the act as revised, or section as amended, eted and published at length.

Every bill shall be read by sections on three several days in each in case of emergency, two-thirds of the house where such bill ng shall deem it expedient to dispense with this rule; but the ill by sections, on its final passage, shall in no case be dispensed vote on the final passage of every bill or joint resolution shall as and nays, to be entered on the journals of each house; and a

the members elected to each house shall be necessary to pass oint resolution, and all bills or joint resolutions so passed shall the presiding officers of the respective houses, and by the secsenate and clerk of the assembly.

No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence ns made by law. An accurate statement of the receipts and f the public money shall be attached to and published with the regular session of the legislature.

The legislature shall not pass local or special laws in any of the nerated cases-that is to say: Regulating the jurisdiction and justices of the peace and of constables; for the punishment of isdemeanors; regulating the practice of courts of justice; pronging the venue in civil and criminal cases; granting divorces; hames of persons; vacating roads, town plots, streets, alleys and : summoning and impaneling grand and petit juries, and proir compensation; regulating county and township business; regetion of county and township officers; for the assessment and axes for state, county, and township purposes; providing for onducting elections of state, county, and township officers, and places of voting; providing for the sale of real estate or per

sonal property belonging to minors or other persons [laboring] under legal disabilities; [giving effect to invalid deeds, wills, or other instruments; refunding money paid into the state treasury, or into the treasury of any county: releasing the indebtedness, liability, or obligation of any corporation, asso ciation, or person to the state, or to any county, town, or city of this state. But nothing in this section shall be construed to deny or restrict the power of the legislature to establish and regulate the compensation and fees of county and township officers; to establish and regulate the rates of freight, passage. toll, and charges of railroads, toll roads, ditch, flume, and tunnel companies incorporated under the laws of this state or doing business therein.]6

SEC. 21. In all cases enumerated in the preceding section, and in all other cases where a general law can be made applicable, all laws shall be genera. and of uniform operation throughout the state.

SEC. 22. Provision may be made by general law for bringing suit agains the state as to all liabilities originating after the adoption of this constitution SEC. 23. The enacting clause of every law shall be as follows: "The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows," and no law shall be enacted except by bill.

SEC. 24. No lottery shall be authorized by this state, nor shall the sale of lottery tickets be allowed.

SEC. 25. The legislature shall establish a system of county and township government, which shall be uniform throughout the state.

SEC. 26. The legislature shall provide by law for the election of a boar of county commissioners in each county, and such county commissioners shal jointly and individually, perform such duties as may be prescribed by law.

SEC. 27. Laws shall be made to exclude from serving on juries all pe sons not qualified electors of the state, and all persons who shall have bea convicted of bribery, perjury, forgery, larceny, or other high crimes, unless restored to civil rights; and laws shall be passed regulating elections, and prohibiting, under adequate penalties, all undue influence thereon from power bribery, tumult, or other improper practice.

SEC. 28. No money shall be drawn from the state treasury as salary compensation to any officer or employee of the legislature, or either branca thereof, except in cases where such salary or compensation has been fixed bef a law in force prior to the election or appointment of such officer or employe and the salary or compensation so fixed shall neither be increased nor dimin ished so as to apply to any officer or employee of the legislature, or either branch thereof, at such session; provided, that this restriction shall not app to the first session of the legislature.

SEC. 29. The first regular session the legislature under this constituti may extend to ninety days, but no subsequent regular session shall excee sixty days, nor any special session convened by the governor exceed twent days.

SEC. 30. A homestead, as provided by law, shall be exempt from fore sale under any process of law, and shall not be alienated without the join consent of husband and wife when that relation exists; but no property shal be exempt from sale for taxes or for the payment of obligations contracted the purchase of said premises, or for the erection of improvements there provided, the provisions of this section shall not apply to any process of las obtained by virtue of a lien given by the consent of both husband and wife and laws shall be enacted providing for the recording of such homestead with the county in which the same shall be situated.

SEC. 31. All property, both real and personal, of the wife, owned claimed by her before marriage, and that acquired afterward by gift, devis or descent, shall be her separate property; and laws shall be passed mo clearly defining the rights of the wife in relation, as well to her separ

• Amendment proposed and adopted by the legislature of 1885, re-adopted by legislature of 1887, and ratified at a special election held on February 11, 1889. TV amendment omitted the word "laboring" and added the latter part of the sect enclosed in brackets.

perty as to that held in .common with her husband. Laws shall also be sed providing for the registration of the wife's separate property.

SEC. 32. The legislature shall have power to increase, diminish, consolie. or abolish the following county officers: County clerks, county recorders, litors, sheriffs, district attorneys, county surveyors, public administrators, superintendents of schools. The legislature shall provide for their election the people, and fix by law their duties and compensation. County clerks l be ex officio clerks of the courts of record and of the boards of county missioners in and for their respective counties.7

SEC. 33. The members of the legislature shall receive for their services a pensation to be fixed by law, and paid out of the public treasury; but no ease of such compensation shall take effect during the term for which the ibers of either house shall have been elected; provided, that an approtion may be made for the payment of such actual expenses as members he legislature may incur for postage, express charges, newspapers and onery, not exceeding the sum of sixty dollars for any general or special on, to each member; and furthermore provided, that the speaker of the mbly, and lieutenant-governor, as president of the senate, shall each, during time of their actual attendance as such presiding officers, receive an addiallowance of two dollars per diem.

[SEC. 34. In all elections for United States senators, such elections shall eld in joint convention of both houses of the legislature. It shall be the of the legislature which convenes next preceding the expiration of the of such senator, to elect his successor. If a vacancy in such senatorial sentation from any cause occur, it shall be the duty of the legislature in session, or at the succeeding session thereof, to supply such vacancy. e legislature shall, at any time, as herein provided, fail to unite in a convention within twenty days after the commencement of the session e legislature for the election [of] such senator, it shall be the duty of governor, by proclamation, to convene the two houses of the legislature int convention within not less than five days, nor exceeding ten days, from mblication of his proclamation, and the joint convention when so essemshall proceed to elect the senator as herein provided.]8

SEC. 35. Every bill which may have passed the legislature shall, before it des a law, be presented to the governor. If he approve, he shall sign it; If not, he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in which it ated, which house shall cause such objections to be entered upon its al, and proceed to reconsider it; if, after such reconsideration, it again both houses, by yeas and nays, by a vote of two-thirds of the members d to each house, it shall become a law, notwithstanding the governor's tions. If any bill shall not be returned within five days after it shall been presented to him (Sundays excepted), exclusive of the day on which reived it, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it. s the legislature, by its final adjournment, prevent such return, in which it shall be a law, unless the governor, within ten days next after the rnment (Sundays excepted), shall file such bill, with his objections thereto, e office of the secretary of state, who shall lay the same before the legis e at its next session, in like manner as if it had been returned by the rmor; and if the same shall receive the vote of two-thirds of the members

Amendment proposed and adopted by the legislature of 1887, re-adopted by the ature of 1889, and ratified at a special election held on February 11, 1889. The of the original section is as follows: Sec. 32. The Legislature shall provide for dection by the people of a Clerk of the Supreme Court, County Clerks, County Reers who shall be ex-officio County Auditors, District Attorneys, Sheriffs, County eyors, Public Administrators and other necessary officers, and fix by law their s and compensation. County Clerks shall be ex-officio Clerks of the Courts of rd, and of the Boards of County Commissioners in and for their respective ities.

Obsolete since the adoption of the Seventeenth Amendment of the Federal Con

elected to each branch of the legislature, upon a yote taken by yeas and nays. to be entered upon the journals of each house, it shall become a law.



SECTION 1. The supreme executive power of this state shall be vested in a chief magistrate, who shall be governor of the State of Nevada.

SEC. 2. The governor shall be elected by the qualified electors at the time and places of voting for members of the legislature, and shall hold his offic for four years from the time of his installation, and until his successor shali: be qualified.

SEC. 3. No person shall be eligible to the office of governor who is not a qualified elector, and who, at the time of such election, has not attained the age of twenty-five years, and who, except at the first election under this con stitution, shall not have been a citizen resident of this state for two years next preceding the election.

SEC. 4. The returns of every election for governor, and other state officere voted for at the general election, shall be sealed up and transmitted to the seat of government, directed to the secretary of state, and on the third Monday of December succeeding such election, the chief justice of the supreme court and the associate justices, or a majority thereof, shall meet at the office the secretary of state, and open and canvass the election returns for govern and all other state officers, and forthwith declare the result and publish names of the persons elected. The persons having the highest number of vete for the respective offices shall be declared elected, but in case any tw more have an equal and the highest number of votes for the same office. legislature shall, by joint vote of both houses, elect one of said persons fill said office.

SEC. 5. The governor shall be commander-in-chief of the military fore of this state, except when they shall be called into the service of the Unite States.

SEC. 6. He shall transact all executive business with the officers of government, civil and military, and may require information in writing fr the officers of the executive department upon any subject relating to the dut of their respective offices.

SEC. 7. He shall see that the laws are faithfully executed.

: SEC. 8. When any office shall, from any cause, become vacant, and mode is provided by the constitution and laws for filling such vacancy, governor shall have the power to fill such vacancy by granting a comunis which shall expire at the next election and qualification of the person eleg to such office.

SEC. 9. The governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the le lature by proclamation, and state to both houses, when organized, the purg for which they have been convened, and the legislature shall transact no lative business except that for which they were especially convened, or other legislative business as the governor may call to the attention of legislature while in session.

SEC. 10. He shall communicate by message to the legislature at regular session the condition of the state, and recommend such measure he may deem expedient.

EC. 11. In case of a disagreement between the two houses, with res to the time of adjournment, the governor shall have power to adjourn legislature to such time as he may think proper; provided, it be not he the time fixed for the meeting of the next legislature.

SEC. 12. No person shall while holding any office under the United St government hold the office of governor, except as herein expressly provičs

SEC. 13. The governor shall have the power to suspend the collection fines and forfeitures, and grant reprieves for a period not exceeding sixty dating from the time of conviction, for all offenses, except in cases of inps

nviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the executence until the case shall be reported to the legislature at its when the legislature shall either pardon, direct the execution of r grant a further reprieve. And if the legislature shall fail or final disposition of such case, the sentence shall be enforced d place as the governor by his order may direct. The governor ate to the legislature, at the beginning of every session, every forfeiture remitted, or reprieve, pardon, or commutation granted, e of the convict, the crime of which he was convicted, the senand the date of the remission, commutation, pardon or reprieve. he governor, justices of the supreme court and attorney-general, t of them, of whom the governor shall be one, may, upon such with such limitations and restrictions as they may think proper, forfeitures, commute punishments and grant pardons, after all cases, except treason and impeachments, subject to such may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for

here shall be a seal of this state, which shall be kept by the used by him officially, and shall be called "The Great Seal of evada."

I grants and commissions shall be in the name and by the e State of Nevada, sealed with the great seal of the state, overnor and countersigned by the secretary of state. Alieutenant-governor shall be elected at the same time and the same manner as the governor, and his term of office and hall also be the same. He shall be president of the senate, but a casting vote therein. If, during a vacancy of the office of ieutenant-governor shall be impeached, displaced, resign, die, able of performing the duties of the office, or be absent from resident pro tempore of the senate shall act as governor until filled or the disability cease.

case of the impeachment of the governor, or his removal th, inability to discharge the duties of the said office, resignafrom the state, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve ant-governor for the residue of the term, or until the disability t when the governor shall, with the consent of the legislature, state in time of war, and at the head of any military force 11 continue commander-in-chief of the military forces of the

secretary of state, a treasurer, a controller, a surveyor-general. -general, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in r as the governor. The term of office of each shall be the ribed for the governor. Any elector shall be eligible to either

he secretary of state shall keep a true record of the official lative and executive departments of the government, and shall. lay the same, and all matters relative thereto, before either egislature.

he governor, secretary of state, and attorney-general shall conof state prison commissioners, which board shall have such 11 matters connected with the state prison as may be provided hall also constitute a board of examiners, with power to examine st the state (except salaries or compensation of officers fixed rform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, and no he state (except salaries or compensation of officers fixed by assed upon by the legislature without having been considered by said board of examiners,

he secretary of state, state treasurer, state controller, surveyor-general, and superintendent of public instruction shall perduties as may be prescribed by law.

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