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May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, the city of divide the said city and county into the number of senate districts to which it is entitled, as near as may be county into of an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens 4 senate disand persons of color not taxed, and consisting of convenient and contiguous territory; and no assembly district shall be divided in the formation of a senate district. The board of supervisors, when they shall have completed such division, shall cause certificates thereof, stating the number and boundaries of each district, and Certificate, the population thereof, to be filed in the office of the &c., to be Secretary of State, and of the clerk of the said city and county.
District number seven (7) shall consist of the counties No. 7. of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland.
District number eight (8) shall consist of the counties No. 8. of Dutchess and Columbia.
District number nine (9) shall consist of the counties No. 9. of Orange and Sullivan.
District number ten (10) shall consist of the counties No. 10. of Ulster and Greene.
District number eleven (11) shall consist of the coun- No. 11. ties of Albany and Schenectady.
District number twelve (12) shall consist of the No. 12. county of Rensselaer.
District number thirteen (13) shall consist of the No. 13. counties of Washington and Saratoga.
District number fourteen (14) shall consist of the No. 14. counties of Warren, Essex and Clinton.
District number fifteen (15) shall consist of the coun- No. 15. ties of St. Lawrence and Franklin.
District number sixteen (16) shall consist of the No. 16. counties of Herkimer, Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery:
District number seventeen (17) shall consist of the No. 17. counties of Schoharie and Delaware.
District number eighteen (18) shall consist of the No. 18. counties of Otsego and Chenango.
District number nineteen (19) shall consist of the No. 19. county of Oneida.
No. 20. District number twenty (20) shall consist of the
counties of Madison and Oswego. No. 21. District number twenty-one (21) shall consist of the
counties of Jefferson and Lewis. No. 22. District number twenty-two (22) shall consist of the
county of Onondaga. No. 23. District number twenty-three (23) shall consist of the
counties of Cortland, Broome and Tioga. No. 24, District number twenty-four (24) shall consist of the
counties of Cayuga and Wayne. No. 25. District number twenty-tive (25) shall consist of the
counties of Tompkins, Seneca and Yates. No. 26. District number twenty-six (26) shall consist of the
counties of Steuben and Chemung. No. 27. District number twenty-seven (27) shall consist of the
county of Monroe. No. 28. District number twenty-eight (28) shall consist of the
counties of Orleans, Genesee and Niagara. No. 29. District number twenty-nine (29) shall consist of the
counties of Ontario and Livingston. No. 30. District number thirty (30) shall consist of the coun
ties of Allegany and Wyoming, No. 31. District number thirty-one (31) shall consist of the
county of Erie. No. 32. District number thirty-two (32) shall consist of the
counties of Chautauque and Cattaraugus. Census to be Section 4. An enumeration of the inhabitants of the taken in 1855 State shall be taken, under the direction of the Legisevery ten
lature, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fiftyyears.
five, and at the end of every ten years thereafter; and
the said districts shall be so altered by the Legislature, Senate dis- at the first session after the return of every enumera
tion, that each senate district shall contain, as nearly as may be, an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens and persons of color not taxed; and shall remain unaltered until the return of another enumeration, and shall at all times consist of contiguous territory; and no county shall be divided in the formation of a senate district, except such county shall be equitably entitled to two or more Senators,
tricts how altered.
districts to be filed,
Section 5. The members of assembly shall be appor- Members of tioned among the several counties of this State, by the Assembly, Legislature, as nearly as may be, according to the number of their respective inhabitants, excluding chosen. aliens and persons of color not taxed, and shall be chosen by single districts.
The several boards of supervisors in such counties of Boards of suthis State, as are now entitled to more than one mem
pervisors in ber of assembly, shall assemble on the first Tuesday of ties to divide January next, and divide their respective counties into the same into assembly districts equal to the number of members of assembly assembly to which such counties are now severally entitled by law, and shall cause to be filed in the offices of the Secretary of State, and the clerks of their respective counties, a description of such assembly dis- Description tricts, specifying the number of each district and the of assembly population thereof, according to the last preceding State enumeration, as near as can be ascertained. Each assembly district shall contain, as nearly as may Content of be, an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens assembly and persons of color not taxed, and shall consist of convenient and contiguous territory; but no town shall be divided in the formation of assembly districts.
The Legislature, at its first session after the return of Legislature every enumeration, shall re-apportion the members of to re-appor
tion memassembly among the several counties of this State, in
bers of agmanner aforesaid, and the boards of supervisors in such sembly. counties as may be entitled, under such re-apportionment, to more than one member, shall assemble at such time as the Legislature making such re-apportionment shall prescribe, and divide such counties into assembly districts, in the manner herein directed; and the apportionment and districts so to be made, shall remain unaltered until another enumeration shall be taken under the provisions of the preceding section.
Every county heretofore established and separately Each county organized, except the county of Hamilton, shall always be entitled to one member of the assembly, and no new county shall be hereafter erected, unless its population shall entitle it to a member.
entitled to one member.
Hamilton The county of Hamilton shall elect with the county county. of Fulton, until the population of the county of Hamil
ton shall, according to the ratio, be entitled to a mem
ber. Pay of mem- Section 6. The members of the Legislature shall re
ceive for their services a sum not exceeding three dollars a day from the commencement of the session; but such pay shall not exceed in the aggregate three hundred dollars for per diem allowance, except in proceedings for impeachment. The limitation as to the aggregate compensation shall not take effect until the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. When convened in extra session by the Governor, they shall receive three dollars per day. They shall also receive the sum of one dollar for every ten miles they shall travel in going to and returning from their place of meeting on the most usual route. The speaker of
the assembly shall, in virtue of his office, receive an tion to spea- additional compensation equal to one-third of his per .
diem allowance as a member. No member Section 7. No member of the Legislature shall receive
any appointment. of the United States, from the Governor, the Governor
civil appointment within this State, or to the Senate and Senate, or from the Legislature, during the term for which he shall have been elected; and all such appointments, and all votes given for any such member,
for any such office or appointment, shall be void. Persons dis- Section 8. No person being a member of Congress, qualified or holding any judicial or military office under the from being
United States, shall hold a seat in the Legislature. members.
And if any person shall, after his election as a member of the Legislature, be elected to Congress, or appointed to any office, civil or military, under the government of the United States, his acceptance thereof shall
vacate his seat. Time of elec- Section 9. The elections of Senators and Members
of Assembly, pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution, shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, unless otherwise directed by the Legislature.
to receive an
Section 10. A majority of each house shall constitute Powers of a quorum to do business. Each house shall determine each house the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; shall choose its own officers; and the Senate shall
choose a temporary president, when the Lieutenant-Governor shall not attend as president, or shall act as Governor.
Section 11. Each house shall keep a journal of its Journals to proceedings, and publish the same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The doors of each house shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy. Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than two days.
Section 12. For any speech or debate in either house No member of the Legislature, the members shall not be questioned to be quesin any other place.
tioned, &c. Section 13. Any bills may originate in either house Bills may, of the Legislature, and all bills passed by one house originate in
either house. may be amended by the other.
Section 14. The enacting clause of all bills shall be, Enacting The People of the State of New York, represented in clause of Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows,” and no law shall be enacted except by bill.
Section 15. No bill shall be passed unless by the as- Assent of a sent of a majority of all the members elected to each majority of branch of the Legislature, and the question upon the bers required, final passage shall be taken immediately upon its last &c. reading, and the yeas and nays entered on the journal.
Section 16. No private or local bill, which may be Restriction as passed by the Legislature, shall embrace more than one to private and
local bills. subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
Section 17. The Legislature may confer upon the Local legisboards of supervisors of the several counties of the lation conState, such further powers of local legislation and ad-boards of ministration, as they shall from time to time prescribe. supervisors.
Executive Governor, who shall hold his office for two years; a
power how vested,
all the memo