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and that shall be expressed in the title. No law shall be revived or amended by reference to its title only; but the act revived, or the section or sections amended, shall be inserted at length. So general law shall embrace any provision of a private, special or local character. No act shall be passed which shall provide that any existing law, or any part thereof, shall be made or deemed a part of the act, or which shall enact that any existing law, or any part thereof, shall be applicable, except by inserting it in such act.
5. The laws of this State shall begin in the following style: “Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey."
6. The fund for the support of free schools, and all money, stock and other property which may hereafter be appropriated for that purpose, or received into the treasury under the provision of any law heretofore passed to augment the said fund, shall be securely invested and remain a perpetual fund; and the income thereof, except so much as it may be judged expedient to apply to an increase of the capital, shall be annually appropriated to the support of public free schools, for the equal benefit of all the people of the State; and it shall not be competent for the Legislature to borrow, appropriate or use the said fund, or any part thereof, for any other purpose, under any pretense whatever. The Legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools for the instruction of all the children in this State between the ages of five and eighteen years.
7. No private or special law shall be passed authorizing the sale of any lands belonging in whole or in part to a minor or minors, or other persons who may at any time be under any legal disability to act for themselves.
8. Individuals or private corporations shall not be authorized to take private property for public use, without just compensation first made to the owners.
9. No private, special or local bill shall be passed unless public notice of the intention to apply therefor, and of the general object thereof, shall have been previously given. The Legislature, at the next session after the adoption thereof, and from time to time thereafter, shall prescribe the time and mode of giving such notice, the evidence thereof, and how such evidence shall be preserved.
10. The Legislature may vest in the Circuit Courts, or Courts of Common Pleas within the several counties of this State, chancery powers, so far as relates to the foreclosure of mortgages and sale of mortgaged premises.
11. The Legislature shall not pass private, local or special laws in any of the following enumerated cases; that is to say:
Laying out, opening, altering and working roads or highways. Vacating any road, town plat, street, álley or public'grounds.
Regulating the internal affairs of towns and counties; appointing local offices or commissions to regulate municipal affairs.
Selecting, drawing, summoning or impaneling grand or petit jurors.
Creating, increasing or decreasing the percentage or allowance of public officers during the term for which said officers were elected or appointed.
Changing the law of descent.
Granting to any corporation, association or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever.
Granting to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down railroad tracks.
Providing for changes of venue in civil or criminal cases.
Providing for the management and support of free public schools.
The Legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this paragraph, and for all other cases which, in its judgment, may be provided for by general laws. The Legislature shall pass no special act conferring corporate powers, but they shall pass general laws under which corporations may be organized and corporate powers of every nature obtained, subject, nevertheless, to repeal or alteration at the will of the Legislature.
12. Property shall be assessed for taxes under general laws, and by uniform rules, according to its true value.
Section VIII. 1. Members of the Legislature shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the ConstituVI. Resolved, That the secretary of this convention be directed to procure to be printed one hundred and twenty thonsand copies of the Constitution as altered and amended by this convention, and the same number of copies of the questions to be proposed to the qualified voters, and the same number of these resolutions, and to cause the same to be distributed, as soon as may be, to the town clerks of the respective towns, wards, and places in the State, for the use of the qualified voters, in numbers proportionate as near as may be to the number of the legal voters in the said respective towns, wards, and places; and it is made the duty of said clerks seasonably to distribute the same among said voters.
VI. Resolved, That the Secretary of State be also required to furnish an equal number of printed ballots containing said questions to be thus voted upon, and that they be distributed to the town clerks as provided in the preceding resolution, a reasonable time previous to said March meetings, to be by them seasonably distributed at said meetings.
VIII. Resolved, That the Governor and Council, prior to the third Tuesday of April, A. D. 1889, shall open and count said votes, and make a record thereof; and the Governor shall forthwith issue his proclamation announcing the result of the vote on each of said questions submitted to the people.
IX. Resolved, That such of the proposed amendments as shall be approved by the requisite number of votes, shall take effect and be in force at the times hereinafter mentioned, to wit: The amendments to articles three, thirty-two, thirty-three, fortytwo, forty-three, sixty, and sixty-six, part second of the Constitution, on the first day of November, A. D. 1890, and all other amendments on the first Wednesday of June, A. D. 1889.
X. Resolved, that if the amendments to articles three, thirty-two, thirty-three, forty-two, forty-three, sixty, and sixty-six, part second of the Constitution, shall be approved by the requisite number of votes, the General Court elected at the biennial election in November, 1890, shall first assemble under the amended Constitution on the first Wednesday of January, A. D. 1891; and the Senators and Representatives elected for the term commencing on the first Wednesday of June, A. D. 1889, shall hold their respective offices until the first Wednesday of January, 1891, and no longer; and the Governor and councilors elected for the term commencing in June, A. D. 1889, shall hold their respective offices until the first Wednesday of January, A. D. 1891, and until others are qualified in their stead, and no longer.
XI. Resolved, That these resolutions, signed by the president of this convention and attested by the secretary, be published once in all the newspapers of the State authorized to publish the public laws; and that these resolutions, together with the journal and files of this convention, be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.
CHARLES H. BELL,
President. Attest: JAMES R. JACKSON,