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admission of this state, not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitations, or be altered or repealed by the legislature.

SEC. 3. All fines, penalties and forfeitures accruing to the Territory of Nevada, or to the people of the United States in the Territory of Nevada. shall inure to the State of Nevada.

SEC. 4. All recognizances heretofore taken, or which may be taken before the change from a territorial to a state government, shall remain valid, and shall pass to, and may be prosecuted in the name of the state, and all bonds executed to the governor of the territory, or to any other officer or court in his or their official capacity, or to the people of the United States in the Territory of Nevada, shall pass to the governor, or other officer, or court, and his or their successors in office, for the uses therein respectively expressed, and may be sued on, and recovery had accordingly; and all property. real, personal or mixed, and all judgments, bonds, specialties, choses in aetion, claims, and debts of whatsoever description, and all records and public archives of the Territory of Nevada, shall issue to and vest in the State of Nevada, and may be sued for and recovered in the same manner and to the same extent by the State of Nevada, as the same could have been by the Territory of Nevada. All criminal prosecutions and penal actions, which may have arisen, or which may arise before the change from a territorial to a state government, and which shall then be pending, shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of the state. All offenses committed against the laws of the Territory of Nevada, before the change from a ter torial to a state government, and which shall not be prosecuted before sui change, may be prosecuted in the name and by the authority of the State of Nevada with like effect as though such change had not taken place; and all penalties incurred shall remain the same as if this constitution had n been adopted. All actions at law and suits in equity, and other legal proceed ings, which may be pending in any of the courts of the Territory of Nevada the time of the change from a territorial to a state government, may be con tinued and transferred to and determined by any court of the state which shall have jurisdiction of the subject-matter thereof. All actions at law and suits in equity, and all other legal proceedings, which may be pending in any of thể courts of the Territory of Nevada at the time of the change from a territorial to a state government, shall be continued and transferred to, and may be prosecuted to judgment and execution in any court of the state, which shelf have jurisdiction of the subject-matter thereof; and all books, papers and records relating to the same shall be transferred in like manner to such court.

SEC. 5. For the first term of office succeeding the formation of a state government, the salary of the governor shall be four thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the secretary of state shall be three thousand s hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the state controller shall be thre thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the state treasurer shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the surveyor-general shall be one thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the attorney-general shall be two thousand five hundred dollars per annum the salary of the superintendent of public instruction shall be two thousand dollars per annum; the salary of each judge of the supreme court shall te seven thousand dollars per annum. The salaries of the foregoing officers shal be paid quarterly, out of the state treasury. The pay of state senators and members of assembly shall be eight dollars per day, for each day of actu service, and forty cents per mile for mileage going to and returning from the place of meeting. No officer mentioned in this section shall receive any fee perquisites to his own use for the performance of any duty connected wil his office, or for the performance of any additional duty imposed upon ha by law.

SEC. 6. Until otherwise provided by law. the apportionment of senatea and assemblymen in the different counties shall be as follows, to wit: Storey

CONSTITUTION OF NEVADA

senators and twelve assemblymen; Douglas County, one senator inblymen; Esmeralda County, two senators and four assemblyIt County, two senators and three assemblymen; Lander County, and four assemblymen; Lyon County, one senator and three Lyon and Churchill Counties, one senator jointly; Churchill ssemblyman; Nye county, one senator and one assemblyman; ty. two senators and three assemblymen; Washoe and Roop senators and three assemblymen.

debts and liabilities of the Territory of Nevada lawfully inhich remain unpaid at the time of the admission of this state n, shall be assumed by and become the debt of the State of ded, that the assumption of such indebtedness shall not prevent

contracting the additional indebtedness, as provided in secarticle IX of this constitution.

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The term of state officers (except judicial) elected at the first this constitution, shall continue until the Tuesday after the of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until l qualification of their successors, 16

The senators to be elected at the first election under this condraw lots, so that the term of one-half of the number, as be, shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in hundred and sixty-six, and the term of the other half shall day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred t; provided, that in drawing lots for all senatorial terms, the resentation shall be allotted so that in the counties having two ors, the terms thereof shall be divided, as nearly as may be, ng and short terms.

At the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, the term of senators shall be four years from the day suceneral election, and members of the assembly for two years from ding such general election, and the terms of senators shall be legislature in long and short terms, as hereinbefore provided, If the number, as nearly as may be, shall be elected every two

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The term of the members of the assembly elected at the first under this constitution shall expire on the day succeeding the n in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and the terms of at the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixtyre on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen ixty-six.

The first regular session of the legislature shall commence on nday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and ular session of the same shall commence on the first Monday D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the third regular session ure shall be the first of the biennial sessions, and shall comfirst Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixtye regular sessions of the legislature shall be held thereafter mencing on the first Monday of January.17

All county officers under the laws of the Territory of Nevada at the constitution shall take effect, whose offices are not incone provisions of this constitution, shall continue in office until the of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until s are elected and qualified; and all township officers shall conuntil the expiration of their terms of office and until their elected and qualified: provided, that the probate judges of unties, respectively, shall continue in office until the election on of the district judges of the several counties or judicial disovided further, that the term of office of the present county

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officers of Lander County shall expire on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, except the probate judge of said county. whose term of office shall expire upon the first Monday of December, A. D). eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and there shall be an election for county officers of Lander County at the general election in November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and the, officers then elected shall hold office from the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, until the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and unti. their successors are elected and qualified.

SEC. 14. The governor, secretary, treasurer, and superintendent of pub lic instruction of the Territory of Nevada shall each continue to discharge the duties of their respective offices after the admission of this state into the Union, and until the time designated for the qualification of the above! named officers to be elected under the state government; and the territorial auditor shall continue to discharge the duties of his said office until the time appointed for the qualification of the state controller; provided, that the sai officers shall each receive the salaries, and be subject to the restrictions an conditions provided in this constitution; and provided further, that none them shall receive to his own use any fees or perquisites for the performance of any duty connected with his office.

SEC. 15. The terms of the supreme, court shall, until provision made by law, be held at such times as the judges of the said court, or majority of them, may appoint. The first terms of the several district colze (except as hereinafter mentioned) shall commence on the first Monday December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four. The first term of district court in the fifth judicial district shall commence on the first Me day of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, in the county Nye, and shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eightee hundred and sixty-five, in the county of Churchill. The terms of the fourt judicial district court shall, until otherwise provided by law, be held at county-seat of Washoe County, and the first term thereof commence on the fir Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

SEC. 16. The judges of the several district courts of this state shall paid, as hereinbefore provided, salaries at the following rates per annu First judicial district (each judge), six thousand dollars; second judicial trict, four thousand dollars; third judicial district, five thousand dolları fourth judicial district, five thousand dollars; fifth judicial district, thirtyhundred dollars; sixth judicial district, four thousand dollars; seventh judicia district, six thousand dollars; eighth judicial district, thirty-six hundred lars; ninth judicial district, five thousand dollars.

SEC. 17. The salary of any judge in said judicial districts may, by la be altered or changed, subject to the provisions contained in this constitu: SEC. 18. The governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, sti treasurer, state controller, attorney-general, surveyor-general, clerk of supreme court, and superintendent of public instruction, to be elected at first election under this constitution, shall each qualify and enter upon duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of December succeedi their election, and shall continue in office until the first Tuesday after first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and un the election and qualification of their successors respectively.

SEC. 19. The judges of the supreme court and district judges to elected at the first election under this constitution shall qualify and ext upon the duties of their, respective offices on the first Monday of Deceni succeeding their election.

SEC. 20. All officers of state, and district judges first elected under the constitution shall be commissioned by the governor of this territory, whi commission shall be countersigned by the secretary of the same, and sha qualify, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, before any ofis authorized to administer oaths under the laws of this territory; and also the state controller and state treasurer shall each respectively. before they qual

the discharge of their duties, execute and deliver to the e Territory of Nevada an official bond, made payable to the State of Nevada, in the sum of thirty thousand dollars, to be governor of the Territory of Nevada, and shall also execute the secretary of state such other or further official bond or be required by law.

Cach county, town, city, and incorporated village shall make he support of its own officers subject to such regulations as bed by law.

case the office of any justice of the supreme court, district state officer shall become vacant before the expiration of the r which he was elected, the vacancy may be filled by appointvernor, until it shall be supplied at the next general election, e filled by election for the residue of the unexpired term. 11 cases, both civil and criminal, which may be pending and the probate courts of the several counties at the time when, sions of this constitution, said probate courts are to be aboltransferred to and determined by the district courts of such ively.

or the first three years after the adoption of this constitution, shall not levy a tax for state purposes exceeding one per cent the taxable property in the state; provided, the legislature cial tax, not exceeding one-fourth of one per cent per annum, appropriated to the payment of the indebtedness of the Terriassumed by the State of Nevada, and for that purpose only, 1 indebtedness is paid.

he county of Roop shall be attached to the county of Washoe gislative, revenue and county purposes until otherwise pro

t the first regular session of the legislature to convene under s of this constitution, provision shall be made by law for publication of six hundred copies of the debates and proceedvention in book form, to be disposed of as the legislature may

Hon. J. Neely Johnson, president of this convention, shall d A. J. Marsh, official reporter of this convention, under the president, shall supervise the publication of such debates and rovision shall be made by law at such first session of the the compensation of the official reporter of this convention, paid in coin or its equivalent. He shall receive, for his servthe debates and proceedings, fifteen dollars per day during the onvention, and seven and one-half dollars additional for each and thirty cents per folio of one hundred words for preparing ublication; and for supervising and indexing such publication en dollars per day during the time actually engaged in such

ARTICLE XVIII.

RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE,

The rights of suffrage and office-holding shall not be withmale citizen of the United States by reason of his color or on of servitude.18

ARTICLE XIX.

INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM,

Whenever ten per centum or more of the voters of this state, e number of votes cast at the last preceding general election. eir wish that any law or resolution made by the legislature

III is a new article; it was proposed and adopted by the legislature d by the legislature of 1879, and ratified at the election of Novem

be submitted to a vote of the people, the officers charged with the duty of announcing and proclaiming elections, and of certifying nominations, or ques tions to be voted on, shall submit the question of the approval or disapproval of said law or resolution to be voted on at the next ensuing election wherein, at a state or congressional officer is to be voted for, or wherein any question may be voted on by the electors of the entire state.

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SEC. 2. When a majority of the electors voting at a state election shall by their votes signify approval of a law or resolution, such law or resolution fe shall stand as the law of the state, and shall not be overruled, annulled, s aside, suspended, or in any way made inoperative except by the direct vo of the people. When such majority shall so signify disapproval the law resolution so disapproved shall be void and of no effect.19

19 Sections 1 and 2 are new sections; they were proposed and adopted by the lature of 1901, re-adopted by the legislature of 1903, and ratified at the electa November 8, 1904.

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SEC. 3. The people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws an the power to propose amendments to the constitution and to enact or reje are the same at the polls, independent of the legislature, and also reserve th power at their option to approve or reject at the polls, in the manner here the provided, any act, item, section or part of any act or measure passed by legislature, and section one of article four of the constitution shall hereaftal be considered accordingly. The first power reserved by the people is initiative, and not more than ten per cent (10%) of the qualified elect shall be required to propose any measure by initiative petition, and ever such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed. Int tive petitions, for all but municipal legislation, shall be filed with the se tary of state not less than thirty (30) days before any regular session of legislature; the secretary of state shall transmit the same to the legislat as soon as it convenes and organizes. Such initiative measure shall precedence over all measures of the legislature except appropriation Ma and shall be enacted or rejected by the legislature, without change or am ment, within forty (40) days. If any such initiative measure so prop by petition as aforesaid, shall be enacted by the legislature and approved the governor in the same manner as other laws are enacted, same shall come a law, but shall be subject to referendum petition as provided in tions one and two of this article. If said initiative measure be rejected the legislature, or if no action be taken thereon within said forty (40) day the secretary of state shall submit the same to the qualified electors approval or rejection at the next ensuing general election; and if a major puta of the qualified electors voting thereon shall approve of such measure it sh become a law and take effect from the date of the official declaration of vote; an initiative measure so approved by the qualified electors shall be annulled, set aside or repealed by the legislature within three (3) y from the date said act takes effect. In case the legislature shall reject initiative measure, said body may, with the approval of the governor. pose a different measure on the same subject, in which event both meas shall be submitted by the secretary of state to the qualified electors for proval or rejection at the next ensuing general election. The enacting clause all bills proposed by the initiative shall be: "The people of the State of New do enact as follows." The whole number of votes cast for justice of supreme court at the general election last preceding the filing of any initia petition shall be the basis on which the number of qualified electors requi to sign such petition shall be counted. The second power reserved by people is the referendum, which shall be exercised in the manner proc in sections one and two of this article. The initiative and referendum post in this article provided for are further reserved to the qualified electors each county and municipality as to all local, special and municipal legisat of every character in or for said respective counties or municipalities. legislature may provide by law for the manner of exercising the initiat and referendum powers as to county and municipal legislation, but shall

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