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District number thirty-two (32) shall consist of the counties of St. Lawrence and Franklin.
District number thirty-three (33) shall consist of the counties of Otsego and Herkimer.
District number thirty-four (34) shall consist of the county of Oneida. District number thirty-five (35) shall consist of the counties of Jefferson and Lewis.
District number thirty-six (36) shall consist of the county of Onondaga. District number thirty-seven (37) shall consist of the counties of Oswego and Madison.
District number thirty-eight (38) shall consist of the counties of Broome, Cortland and Tioga.
District number thirty-nine (39) shall consist of the counties of Cayuga and Seneca.
District number forty (40) shall consist of the counties of Chemung, Tompkins and Schuyler.
District number forty-one (41) shall consist of the counties of Stenben and Yates.
District number forty-two (42) shall consist of the counties of Ontario and Wayne.
District number forty-three (43) shall consist of that part of the county of Monroe comprising the towns of Brighton, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Mendon, Penfield, Perinton, Pittsford, Rush and Webster, and the fourth, sixth, seventh. eighth, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth wards of the city of Rochester, as at present constituted.
District number forty-four (44) shall consist of that part of the county of Monroe comprising the towns of Chili, Clarkson, Gates, Greece, Hamlin Ogden, Parma, Riga, Sweden and Wheatland, and the first, second, third, fifth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, fifteenth, nineteenth and twentieth wards of the city of Rochester, as at present constituted.
District number forty-five (45) shall consist of the counties of Niagara, Genesee and Orleans.
District number forty-six (46) shall consist of the counties of Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming.
District number forty-seven (47) shall consist of that part of the county of Erie comprising the first, second, third, sixth, fifteenth, nineteenth, twentieth; twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth wards of the city of Buffalo, as at present constituted.
District number forty-eight (48) shall consist of that part of the county of Erie comprising the fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and sixteenth wards of the city of Buffalo as at present constituted.
District number forty-nine (49) shall consist of that part of the county of Erie comprising the seventeenth, eighteenth and twenty-fifth wards of the city of Buffalo, as at present constituted; and all the remainder of the said county of Erie not hereinbefore described.
District number fifty (50) shall consist of the counties of Chautauqu and Cattaraugus.3
SEC. 4. An enumeration of the inhabitants of the State shall be taken under the direction of the Secretary of State, during the months of May and June, in the year one thousand nine hundred and five, and in the same mound every tenth year thereafter; and the said districts shall be so altered by the Legislature at the first regular session after the return of every enumeration that each senate district shall contain as nearly as may be an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens, and be in as compact form as practices and shall remain unaltered until the return of another enumeration, and st. '! at all times consist of contiguous territory, and no county shall be divide in the formation of a senate district except to make two or more sen tet districts wholly in such county. No town, and no block in a city inclosed te
Senators have been re-apportioned by law since the adoption of this constitution
public ways, shall be divided in the formation of senate districts; any district contain a greater excess in population over an adjoining the same county, than the population of a town or block therein such district. Counties, towns or blocks which, from their location, ncluded in either of two districts, shall be so placed as to make icts most nearly equal in number of inhabitants, excluding aliens. unty shall have four or more senators unless it shall have a full each senator. No county shall have more than one-third of all the and no two counties or the territory thereof as now organized, which ing counties, or which are separated only by public waters, shall e than one-half of all the senators. atio for apportioning senators shall always be obtained by dividing er of inhabitants, excluding aliens, by fifty, and the senate shall composed of fifty members, except that if any county having three ators at the time of any apportionment shall be entitled on such Additional senator or senators, such additional senator or senators iven to such county in addition to the fifty senators, and the whole senators shall be increased to that extent.
The members of the Assembly shall be chosen by single districts be apportioned by the Legislature at the first regular session after of every enumeration among the several counties of the State, as may be according to the number of their respective inhabitants, exiens. Every county heretofore established and separately organized, county of Hamilton, shall always be entitled to one member of and no county shall hereafter be erected unless its population shall to a member. The county of Hamilton shall elect with the county until the population of the county of Hamilton shall, according io, entitle it to a member. But the Legislature may abolish the y of Hamilton and annex the territory thereof to some other county E.
uotient obtained by dividing the whole number of inhabitants of the uding aliens, by the number of members of Assembly, shall be the pportionment which shall be made as follows: One member of Assembe apportioned to every county, including Fulton and Hamilton as containing less than the ratio and one-half over. Two members pportioned to every other county. The remaining members of shall be apportioned to the counties having more than two ratios to the number of inhabitants, excluding aliens. Members apporremainders shall be apportioned to the counties having the highest in the order thereof respectively. No county shall have more memsembly than a county having a greater number of inhabitants, ex
after the next enumeration, members of the Assembly shall be apto the several counties as follows: Albany county, four members; ounty, one member; Broome county, two members; Cattaraugus
members; Cayuga county, two members; Chautauqua county, two Chemung county, one member; Chenango county, one member; Clinone member; Columbia county, one member; Cortland county, one Delaware county, one member; Dutchess county, two members; Erie ht members; Essex county, one member; Franklin county, one mem
and Hamilton counties, one member; Genesee county, one member; nty, one member; Herkimer county, one member; Jefferson county. rs; Kings county, twenty-one members; Lewis county, one member; county, one member; Madison county, one member; Monroe county, ers; Montgomery county, one member; New York county, thirtyrs; Niagara county. two members; Oneida county, three members; ounty, four members; Ontario county, one member; Orange county, rs; Orleans county, one member; Oswego county, two members; nty, one member; Putnam county, one member; Queens county, ers; Rensselaer county, three members; Richmond county, one memand county, one member; St. Lawrence county, two members; Sara
toga county, one member; Schenectady county, one member; Schoharie county, one member; Schuyler county, one member; Seneca county, one member; Steuben county, two members; Suffolk county, two members; Sullivan county. one member; Tioga county, one member; Tompkins county, one member; Ulster county, two members; Warren county, one member; Washington county. one member; Wayne county, one member; Westchester county, three members: Wyoming county, one member, and Yates county, one member.
In any county entitled to more than one member, the board of supervisors, and in any city embracing an entire county and having no board of supervisors, the common council, or if there be none, the body exercising the powers of a common council, shall assemble on the second Tuesday of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and at such times as the Legislature making an apportionment shall prescribe, and divide such counties into assembly districts as nearly equal in number of inhabitants, excluding aliens, as may be, of convenient and contiguous territory in as compact form as practicable, each of which shall be wholly within a senate district formed under the same apportionment, equal to the number of members of Assembly to which such county shall be entitled, and shall cause to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and of the clerk of such county, a description. of such districts, specifying the number of each district and of the inhabitants thereof, excluding aliens, according to the last preceding enumeration: and such apportionment and districts shall remain unaltered until another enumeration shall be made, as herein provided; but said division of the cit of Brooklyn and the county of Kings to be made on the second Tuesday of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, shall be made by the comme council of the said city and the board of supervisors of said county, assembled in joint session. In counties having more than one senate district, the san number of assembly districts shall be put in each senate district, unless the assembly districts can not be evenly divided among the senate districts of any county, in which case one more assembly district shall be put in the senate district in such county having the largest, or one less assembly district shal be put in the senate district in such county having the smallest number of inhabitants, excluding aliens, as the case may require. No town, and no block in a city inclosed by streets or public ways, shall be divided in the formstion of assembly districts, nor shall any districts contain a greater excess in population over an adjoining district in the same senate district, than the population of a town or block therein adjoining such assembly district. Towns or blocks which, from their location may be included in either of two di tricts, shall be so placed as to make said districts most nearly equal in nun ber of inhabitants, excluding aliens; but in the division of cities under the first apportionment, regard shall be had to the number of inhabitants, excludiŁ. aliens, of the election districts according to the state enumeration of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, so far as may be, instead of blocks. Nothing in this section shall prevent the division, at any time, of countiand towns, and the erection of new towns by the Legislature.
An apportionment by the Legislature, or other body, shall be subject t review by the Supreme Court, at the suit of any citizen, under such reasonab e regulations as the Legislature may prescribe; and any court before whic
cause may be pending involving an apportionment, shall give preceden--thereto over all other causes and proceedings, and if said court be not i: session it shall convene promptly for the disposition of the same.4
SEC. 6. Each member of the Legislature shall receive for his services 24 annual salary of one thousand five hundred dollars. The members of eith house shall also receive the sum of one dollar for every ten miles they sh travel in going to and returning from their place of meeting, once in ea session on the most usual route. Senators, when the Senate alone is vened in extraordinary session, or when serving as members of the Court 1. the Trial of Impeachments, and such members of the Assembly, not exceedin
Since the adoption of this constitution, representatives have been apportione
ine in number, as shall be appointed managers of an impeachment, shall reeive an additional allowance of ten dollars a day.
SEC. 7. No member of the Legislature shall receive any civil appointment vithin this State, or the Senate of the United States, from the Governor, the overnor and Senate, or from the Legislature, or from any city government, uring the time for which he shall have been elected; and all such appointlents and all votes given for any such member for any such office or appointent shall be void.
SEC. 8. No person shall be eligible to the Legislature, who at the time his election, is, or within one hundred days previous thereto has been, a ember of Congress, a civil or military officer under the United States, or an ficer under any city government. And if any person shall, after his elecon as a member of the Legislature, be elected to Congress, or appointed any office, civil or military, under the government of the United States, under any city government, his acceptance thereof shall vacate his seat. SEC. 9. The elections of senators and members of assembly, pursuant to e provisions of this Constitution, shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding e first Monday of November, unless otherwise directed by the Legislature. SEC. 10. A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do busiSS. Each house shall determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be e judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; all choose its own officers; and the Senate shall choose a temporary presiat to preside in case of the absence or impeachment of the Lieutenantvernor, or when he shall refuse to act as president, or shall act as Governor.
SEC. 11. Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and publish same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The doors of each house all be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy. ither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than -o days.
SEC. 12. For any speech or debate in either house of the Legislature, members shall not be questioned in any other place.
SEC. 13. Any bill may originate in either house of the Legislature, and bills passed by one house may be amended by the other.
SEC. 14. The enacting clause of all bills shall be "The People of the State New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows," and law shall be enacted except by bill.
SEC. 15. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have been nted and upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least three endar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless the Governor, or acting Governor, shall have certified to the necessity of its immediate ssage, under his hand and the seal of the State; nor shall any bill be ssed or become a law, except by the assent of the majority of the members cted to each branch of the Legislature; and upon the last reading of a 1, no amendment thereof shall be allowed, and the question upon its final ssage shall be taken immediately thereafter, and the yeas and nays entered the journal.
SEC. 16. No private or local bill, which may be passed by the Legislare, shall embrace more than one subject, and that shall be expressed in e title.
SEC. 17. No act shall be passed which shall provide that any existing w, or any part thereof, shall be made or deemed a part of said act, or which all enact that any existing law, or part thereof, shall be applicable, except 7 inserting it in such act.
SEC. 18. The Legislature shall not pass a private or local bill in any of e following cases:
Changing the names of persons.
Laying out, opening, altering, working or discontinuing roads, highways
r alleys, or for draining swamps or other low lands.
Locating or changing county seats.
Providing for changes of venue in civil or criminal cases.
Providing for election of members of boards of supervisors.
The opening and conducting of elections or designating places of voting. Creating, increasing or decreasing fees, percentages or allowances of public officers, during the term for which said officers are elected or appointed.
Granting to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down railroad tracks.
Granting to any private corporation, association or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever.
Granting to any person, association, firm or corporation, an exemption from taxation on real or personal property.
Providing for building bridges, and chartering companies for such purposes, except on the Hudson river below Waterford, and on the East river, or over the waters forming a part of the boundaries of the State.
The Legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this section, and for all other cases which, in its judgment, may be provided for by general laws. But no law shall authorize the construction or operation of a street railroad except upon the condition that the consent of the owners of one-half in value of the property bounded on, and the consent als of the local authorities having the control of, that portion of a street or highway upon which it is proposed to construct or operate such railroad be first obtained, or in case the consent of such property owners can not be obtained. the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in the department in which it is proposed to be constructed, may, upon application, appoint three commis sioners who shall determine, after a hearing of all parties interested, whether such railroad ought to be constructed or operated, and their determination confirmed by the court, may be taken in lieu of the consent of the propery owners, 5
SEC. 19. The Legislature shall neither audit nor allow any private claim or account against the State, but may appropriate money to pay such claims as shall have been audited and allowed according to law.
SEC. 20. The assent of two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the Legislature shall be requisite to every bill appropriating the publie moneys or property for local or private purposes.
SEC. 21. No money shall ever be paid out of the treasury of this State or any of its funds, or any of the funds under its management, except in pursuance of an appropriation by law; nor unless such payment be made within two years next after the passage of such appropriation act; and every such law making a new appropriation or continuing or reviving an appropris tion, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated, and the object to which it is to be applied; and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.
SEC. 22. No provision or enactment shall be embraced in the annual ap propriation or supply bill, unless it relates specifically to some particular appre priation in the bill; and any such provision or enactment shall be limited i its operation to such appropriation.
SEC. 23. Sections seventeen and eighteen of this article shall not apply t any bill, or the amendments to any bill, which shall be reported to the Legis lature by commissioners who have been appointed pursuant to law to revis the statutes.
SEC. 24. Every law which imposes, continues or revives a tax shall dit tinctly state the tax and the object to which it is to be applied, and i shall not be sufficient to refer to any other law to fix such tax or object.
SEC. 25. On the final passage, in either house of the Legislature, of an act which imposes, continues or revives a tax, or creates a debt or charge, makes, continues or revives any appropriation of public or trust money or proj
5 Amendment proposed and adopted by the legislature of 1899, re-adopted by th legislature of 1901, and ratified at the election of Nov. 5, 1901. The amendment c sists of the paragraph reading: "Granting to any person, association, firm or c poration, an exemption from taxation on real or personal property."