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The Legislature may authorize cities to take more land and property is needed for actual construction in the laying out, widening, extending locating parks, public places, highways or streets; provided, however, that additional land and property so authorized to be taken shall be no more sufficient to form suitable building sites abutting on such park, public . highway or street. >priated for such park, public place, highway or street as is needed thereAfter so much of the land and property has been the remainder may be sold or leased.1
EC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments I subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall issed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. iminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in ice to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged elous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to dee the law and the fact.
c. 9. No law shall be passed abridging the right of the people peaceo assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; tall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings: all any lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, other kind of gambling hereafter be authorized or allowed within this and the Legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses t any of the provisions of this section.
The people of this State, in their right of sovereignty, are deemed ess the original and ultimate property in and to all lands within the tion of the State; and all lands the title to which shall fail, from a of heirs, shall revert, or escheat to the people.
2. 11. All feudal tenures of every description, with all their incidents. lared to be abolished, saving, however, all rents and services certain it any time heretofore have been lawfully created or reserved.
1. 12. All lands within this State are declared to be allodial, so that. only to the liability to escheat, the entire and absolute property is vested owners, according to the nature of their respective estates.
13. No lease or grant of agricultural land for a longer period than years, hereafter made, in which shall be reserved any rent or service kind, shall be valid.
14. All fines, quarter-sales, or other like restraints upon alienation. I in any grant of land hereafter to be made shall be void.
15. No purchase or contract for the sale of lands in this State made he fourteenth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and seventywhich may hereafter be made of, or with the Indians, shall be valid made under the authority and with the consent of the Legislature.
16. Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the Legislathe colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said on the nineteenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and seventyd the resolutions of the Congress of the said colony, and of the conof the State of New York, in force on the twentieth day of April, one d seven hundred and seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or pealed or altered; and such acts of the Legislature of this State as v in force, shall be and continue the law of this State, subject to such ons as the Legislature shall make concerning the same. of the common law, and such of the said acts, or parts thereof, as ugnant to this Constitution, are hereby abrogated. But all such
17. All grants of land within this State, made by the king of Great or persons acting under his authority, after the fourteenth day of one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, shall be null and void: 1 thing contained in this Constitution shall affect any grants of land
mendment proposed and adopted by the legislature of 1912, re-adopted by the tre of 1913, and ratified on Nov. 4, 1913. In the first paragraph, the words "or Supreme court with or without a jury, but not with a referee" are new; the f the second paragraph is new.
within this State, made by the authority of the said king or his predecessors or shall annul any charters to bodies politic and corporate, by him or the made before that day; or shall affect any such grants or charters since mad by this State, or by persons acting under its authority; or shall impair obligation of any debts, contracted by the State or individuals, or bodies porate, or any other rights of property, or any suits, actions, rights of act or other proceedings in courts of justice.
SEC. 18. The right of action now existing to recover damages for injur resulting in death, shall never be abrogated; and the amount recoverable d not be subject to any statutory limitation,
SEC. 19. Nothing contained in this Constitution shall be construed to lin the power of the Legislature to enact laws for the protection of the ve health, or safety of employees; or for the payment, either by employers, or employers and employees or otherwise, either directly or through a State other system of insurance or otherwise, of compensation for injuries to ployees or for death of employees resulting from such injuries without reg to fault as a cause thereof, except where the injury is occasioned by the ful intention of the injured employee to bring about the injury or death himself or of another, or where the injury results solely from the intoxi tion of the injured employee while on duty; or for the adjustment, determa tion and settlement, with or without trial by jury, of issues which may under such legislation; or to provide that the right of such compensati and the remedy therefor shall be exclusive of all other rights and read for injuries to employees or for death resulting from such injuries; provide that the amount of such compensation for death shall not exce fixed or determinable sum; provided that all moneys paid by an employe his employees or their legal representatives, by reason of the enactment of of the laws herein authorized, shall be held to be a proper charge in cost of operating the business of the employer.2
SECTION 1. Every male citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who have been a citizen for ninety days, and an inhabitant of this State oue next preceding an election, and for the last four months a resident el county and for the last thirty days a resideat of the election district in he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote at such election in the ee district of which he shall at the time be a resident, and not elsewhere, fa officers that now are or hereafter may be elective by the people; an all questions which may be submitted to the vote of the people, provided in time of war no elector in the actual military service of the State, the United States, in the army or navy thereof, shall be deprived of his by reason of his absence from such election district; and the Legislature ( have power to provide the manner in which and the time and place at such absent electors may vote, and for the return and canvass of thei: in the election districts in which they respectively reside.
SEC. 2. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or offer or promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to aud to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensa PĂ reward for the giving or withholding a vote at an election, or who sha any promise to influence the giving or withholding any such vote, or wh make or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager de ing upon the result of any election, shall vote at such election; and n challenge for such cause, the person so challenged, before the officers aute for that purpose shall receive his vote, shall swear or affirm before officers that he has not received or offered, does not expect to receive, 1. paid, offered or promised to pay, contribute, offered or promised to cont to another, to be paid or used any money or other valuable thing as a pensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at such electi
2 Section 19 is a new section; it was proposed and adopted by the legislat 1912, re-adopted by the legislature of 1913, and ratified at the election of Nov. 4
any promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such e or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager n the result of such election. The Legislature shall enact laws n the right of suffrage all persons convicted of bribery or of crime.
or the purpose of voting no person shall be deemed to have gained lence, by reason of his presence or absence, while employed in the United States; nor while engaged in the navigation of the State, or of the United States, or of the high seas; nor while ny seminary of learning; nor while kept at any almshouse, or or institution wholly or partly supported at public expense or r while confined in any public prison.
aws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established, and for a of voters; which registration shall be completed at least ten ch election. Such registration shall not be required for town tions except by express provision of law. In cities and villages usand inhabitants or more, according to the last preceding State inhabitants, voters shall be registered upon personal application rs not residing in such cities or villages shall not be required rson for registration at the first meeting of the officers having registry of voters.
1 elections by the citizens, except for such town officers as may ted to be otherwise chosen, shall be by ballot, or by such other be prescribed by law, provided that secrecy in voting be pre
laws creating, regulating or affecting boards of officers charged of registering voters, or of distributing ballots at the polls to eceiving, recording or counting votes at elections, shall secure ation of the two political parties which, at the general election that for which such boards or officers are to serve, cast the e next highest number of votes. All such boards and officers ted or elected in such manner, and upon the nomination of such of said parties respectively, as the Legislature may direct. on this subject shall continue until the Legislature shall otherThis section shall not apply to town meetings, or to village
The legislative power of this State shall be vested in the Sénate
e Senate shall consist of fifty members, except as hereinafter senators elected in the year one thousand eight hundred and hold their offices for three years, and their successors shall two years. The Assembly shall consist of one hundred and vho shall be chosen for one year.
e State shall be divided into fifty districts to be called senate The districts shall be num
f whom shall choose one senator.
to fifty, inclusive.
mber one (1) shall consist of the counties of Suffolk and Rich
nber two (2) shall consist of the county of Queens.
nber three (3) shall consist of that part of the county of Kings first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth wards of the city
aber four (4) shall consist of that part of the county of Kings seventh, thirteenth, nineteenth and twenty-first wards of the
mber five (5) shall consist of that part of the county of Kings ighth, tenth, twelfth and thirtieth wards of the city of Brooklyn. the city of Brooklyn which was formerly the town of Gravesend,
District number six (6) shall consist of that part of the county of Kin comprising the ninth, eleventh, twentieth and twenty-second wards of t city of Brooklyn.
District number seven (7) shall consist of that part of the county Kings comprising the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth wards the city of Brooklyn.
District number eight (8) shall consist of that part of the county of Ku comprising the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth and twenty-ninth wa of the city of Brooklyn, and the town of Flatlands.
District number nine (9) shall consist of that part of the county of Ki comprising the eighteenth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth wa of the city of Brooklyn.
District number ten (10) shall consist of that part of the county of 3 York within and bounded by a line beginning at Canal street and the Hu river, and running thence along Canal street, Hudson street, Dominick st Varick street, Broome street, Sullivan street, Spring street, Broadway, Q street, the Bowery, Division street, Grand street, and Jackson street, to East river and thence around the southern end of Manhattan island, to place of beginning, and also Governor's, Bedloe's and Ellis islands.
District number eleven (11) shall consist of that part of the county New York lying north of district number ten, and within and bounded line beginning at the junction of Broadway and Canal street, and ru thence along Broadway, Fourth street, the Bowery and Third avenue, St. V place, Avenue A, Seventh street, Avenue B, Clinton street, Rivington Norfolk street, Division street, Bowery and Canal street to the place ginning.
District number twelve (12) shall consist of that part of the count New York lying north of districts numbers ten and eleven, and within bounded by a line beginning at Jackson street and the East river and ru thence through Jackson street, Grand street, Division street, Norfolk Rivington street, Clinton street, Avenue B, Seventh street, Avenue A, St. M place, Third avenue, East Fourteenth street to the East river, and along East river, to the place of beginning.
District number thirteen (13) shall consist of that part of the cou New York lying north of district number ten, and within and bounded line beginning at the Hudson river at the foot of Canal street, and rus thence along Canal street, Hudson street, Dominick street, Varick Broome street, Sullivan street, Spring street, Broadway, Fourth street Bowery and Third avenue, Fourteenth street, Sixth avenue, West Fifte street, Seventh avenue, West Nineteenth street, Eighth avenue, West Twe street, and the Hudson river, to the place of beginning.
District number fourteen (14) shall consist of that part of the coun New York lying north of districts numbers twelve and thirteen, and within bounded by a line beginning at East Fourteenth street and the East river, running thence along East Fourteenth street, Irving place, East Nine: street, Third avenue, East Twenty-third street, Lexington avenue, East third street, Third avenue, East Fifty-second street, and the East river. place of beginning.
District number fifteen (15) shall consist of that part of the coun New York lying north of district number thirteen, and within and bou by a line beginning at the junction of West Fourteenth street and Sixth ave and running thence along Sixth avenue, West Fifteenth street, Seventh are West Fortieth street, Eighth avenue, and the transverse road across Ce park at Ninety-seventh street, Fifth avenue, East Ninety-sixth street. I ington avenue, East Twenty-third street, Third avenue, East Nineteenth Irving place and Fourteenth street, to the place of beginning.
District number sixteen (16) shall consist of that part of the county New York lying north of district number thirteen, and within and bean by a line beginning at Seventh avenue and West Nineteenth street, and r ning thence along West Nineteenth street, Eighth avenue, West Twetch street, the Hudson river, West Forty-sixth street, Tenth avenue. West F
third street, Eighth avenue, West Fortieth street and Seventh avenue, to the place of beginning.
District number seventeen (17) shall consist of that part of the county of New York lying north of district number sixteen, and within and bounded by a line beginning at the junction of Eighth avenue and West Forty-third street, and running thence along West Forty-third street, Tenth avenue, West Forty-sixth street, the Hudson river, West Eighty-ninth street, Tenth or Amsterdam avenue, West Eighty-sixth street, Ninth or Columbus avenue, West Eighty-first street and Eighth avenue, to the place of beginning.
District number eighteen (18) shall consist of that part of the county of Sew York lying north of district number fourteen, and within and bounded y a line beginning at the junction of East Fifty-second street and the East iver, and running thence along East Fifty-second street, Third avenue, East ifty-third street, Lexington avenue, East Eighty-fourth street, Second avenue. last Eighty-third street and the East river, to the place of beginning; and Iso Blackwell's island.
District number nineteen (19) shall consist of that part of the county of ew York lying north of district number seventeen, and within and bounded 7 a line beginning at West Eighty-ninth street and the Hudson river, and nning thence along the Hudson river and Spuyten Duyvil creek around e northern end of Manhattan island; thence southerly along the Harlem ver to the north end of Fifth avenue; thence along Fifth avenue, East e Hundred and Twenty-ninth street, Fourth or Park avenue, East One Huned and Tenth street, Fifth avenue, the transverse road across Central park Ninety-seventh street, Eighth avenue, West Eighty-first street, Ninth or lumbus avenue, West Eighty-sixth street, Tenth or Amsterdam avenue and st Eighty-ninth street, to the place of beginning.
District number twenty (20) shall consist of that part of the county of w York lying north of districts numbers eighteen and fifteen and within and mded by a line beginning at East Eighty-third street and the East river. ming thence through East Eighty-third street, Second avenue, East Eightyrth street, Lexington avenue, East Ninety-sixth street, Fifth avenue, East e Hundred and Tenth street, Fourth or Park avenue, East One Hundred and leteenth street to the Harlem river, and along the Harlem and East rivers to place of beginning; and also Randall's island and Ward's island. All of the above districts in the county of New York bounded upon or atong boundary waters of the county, shall be deemed to extend to the county line. District number twenty-one (21) shall consist of that part of the county New York lying north of districts numbers nineteen and twenty, within bounded by a line beginning at East One Hundred and Nineteenth street the Harlem river, and running thence along East One Hundred and Nineith street, Fourth or Park avenue, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street, th avenue and the Harlem river, to the place of beginning; and all that t of the county of New York not hereinbefore described.
District number twenty-two (22) shall consist of the county of Westchester. District number twenty-three (23) shall consist of the counties of Orange Rockland.
District number twenty-four (24) shall consist of the counties of Dutchess, umbia and Putnam.
District number twenty-five (25) shall consist of the counties of Ulster Greene.
District number twenty-six (26) shall consist of the counties of Delae. Chenango and Sullivan.
District number twenty-seven (27) shall consist of the counties of Montery, Fulton, Hamilton and Schoharie.
District number twenty-eight (28) shall consist of the counties of Sara1. Schenectady and Washington.
District number twenty-nine (29) shall consist of the county of Albany. District number thirty (30) shall consist of the county of Rensselaer. District number thirty-one (31) shall consist of the counties of Clinton, ex and Warren.