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eeman, to preserve his independence (if without a to have
profession, calling. trade, or farm, subsist, there can be no necessity for, nor use in, fit, the usual effects of which are dependence and emen, in the possessors or expectants, and faction, nong the people. But if any man is called into public of his private affairs, he has a right to a reasonable ever an office through increase of fees or otherwise,
to occasion many to apply for it, the profit ought egislature. And if any officer shall wittingly and wilthan the law allows him, it shall ever after disquality office in this State, until he shall be restored by act
and conveyances of lands shall be recorded in the their respective towns; aud, for want thereof, in the a the same county. slature 'shall regulate' entails in such manner as to
· more effectually from the commission of crimes, by hments of long duration, and to make sanguinary pony, means ought to be provided for punishing by 'hard
be convicted of crimes not capital, whereby the crimiI for the benefit of the public, or for the reparation rivate persons and all persons at proper times ought e them at their labor. ates of such persons as may destroy their own lives, ffence, be forfeited, but shall, descend or ascend in the uch persons had died in a natural way. Nor shall any ccidently occasion the death of any person, be deemed al wise forfeited on account of such misfortune. person of good character, who comes to settle in this State, in oath or affirmation of allegiance to the same, may er just means acquire, hold and transfer land, or other fter one year's residence shall be deemed a free denizen 1 tó all rights of a natural born subject of this state, s of a freeman, the right to which is herein elsewhere cept also that he shall not be capable of being elected esentative in Assembly, until after two years' residence,
the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor until he in this State as required by section 23 of this Constitution. inhabitants of this state have liberty in seasonable times, on the lands they hold, and on other lands not inclosed, to fish in all boatable and other waters (not private property) ations, to be made and provided by the General Assembly. = for the encouragement of virtue and prevention of vice and to be constantly kept in force, and duly executed; and a of schools ought to be maintained in each town, for the tion of youth; and one or more grammar schools to be inoperly supported, in each county in this State. And all re1 bodies of men that may be united or incorporated for the ligion and learning, or for other pious and charitable purposes, ed and protected in the enjoyment of the privileges, immunities. h they in justice ought to enjoy, under such regulations as mbly of this State shall direct.
charter of incorporation shall be granted, extended, changed special law, except for such municipal, charitable, educational, tory corporations as are to be and remain under the patronage le State; but the General Assembly shall provide by general amization of all corporations hereafter to be created. All general
bis State ma tiwal provisi a the fourth
57 Proposal No. 7, made by the Senate on December 7, 1910, concurred in the house on January 11, 1911, concurred in by the Senate on January 30, 1913, concorn in by the house on February 4, 1913, ratified on March 4, 1913, and pre
Proposal No. 8, made by the senate on December 7, 1910, concurred De
laws passed pursuant to this section may be altered from time to time of repealed.36
SEC. 66. The General Assembly may pass laws compelling compensation for inj es received by employees in the course of their employment resulting Grernor dat in death or bodily burt. for the benefit of such employees, their widows
Tone at next of kin. It may designate the class or classes of employers and employees to which such laws shall apply.37
lorLasD SEC. 67. The Declaration of the political rights and privileges of the in
Associate habitants of this. State, is hereby declared to be a part of the Constitution of this Commonwealth; and ought not to be violated on any pretence whatsoeren.
amendme AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION. SEC. 68. At the fifth biennial session of the General Assembly of this state following that of A. D. 1910, and at the session thereof every tenth year there after, the Senate may, by a rote of two-thirds of its members, make proposals of amendment to the Constitution of the State, which proposals of amendmeni. if concurred in by a majority of the members of the House of Representatives
Whereas shall be entered on the journals of the two Houses, and referred to the Genera! het submit Assembly then next to be chosen, and be published in the principal newspapers
o adoptio of the State; and if a majority of the members of the Senate and of the Hors sembly of of Representatives of the next following General Assembly shall respectivelr zent to the concur in the same, proposals of amendment, or any of them, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to submit the proposals of amendments » curred in to a direct vote of the freemen of the State; and such of said poposals of amendment as shall receive a majority of the votes of the freenei voting thereon shall become a part of the Constitution of this state.
Every ! The General Assembly shall direct the manner of voting by the people
ball, befor upon the proposed amendments, and enact all such laws as shall be necessitball sign to procure a free and fair vote upon each amendment proposed, and to carry into effect all the provisions of this section.38
TEMPORARY PROVISIONS. SEC. 69. The persons sererally elected in 1912 to the offices mentioned in section 35 shall hold such offices until the term of their successors elected the tirst Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, A. D. 1914, shall bears and as herein provided.39
SEC. 70. The Justices of the Supreme Court are hereby authorized ani Fturned i directed to revise Chapter II of the Constitution by incorporating into said ifter it st Chapter all amendments of the Constitution that are now or may be tben is force and excluding therefrom all sections, clauses and words not in force and within thi rearranging and renumbering the sections thereof under appropriate title as is in which their judgment may be most logical and convenient; and said revised Chapter II as certified to the Secretary of State by said Justices or a majority thereof shall be a part of the Constitution of this state in substitution for existiz? Chapter II and all amendments thereof. 10
STATE OF VERMONT-CHAMBERS OF THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COUBT. To the Secretary of State:
We hereby certify that the foregoing instrument, divided into seventy tious nömbered consecutively, is it revision of Chapter II of the Constitutina
:** Proposal No. 5, made by the senate on December 7, 1910, concurred in the more house on January 11, 1911, concurred in by the Senate on January 21, 1913, como in by the house on January 28, 1978, ratified on Search 0,"1313, and proclaimed att on April 8, 1913. adopted on April 8 1913,
34 Amendment No. 25, Sections 1 and 2, 1870.
** Proposal No. 2, 1913. See Note 5. curred in hy the house on January 1913, anae ratified on March 4, 1913.
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State made by us by virtue of the authority and direction of a constitual provision in that regard ratified and adopted by the people of this Stute he fourth day of March, A. D. 1913, as appears by the Proclamation of the ernor dated the eighth day of April, A. D. 1913. Done at Montpelier this twenty-ninth day of September, A. D. 1913.
John W. ROWELL, Chief Justice. LAND MUNSON, Join H. Watson, SENECA HASELTON, GEORGE M. POWERS, Associate Justices.
The following proclamation. issued by the governor on April 8, 1913, gives in full mendments adopted in 1913 : GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION, APRIL, 8, 1913. ·
STATE OF VERMONT-BY THE GOVERNOR.
A PROCLAMATIOX. Vhereas. The following Articles of Amendment of the Constitution have submitted to a direct vote of the freemen of the State for their ratification adoption, as provided by the Constitution and by an act of the General mbly of 1912, entitled "An act relating to the proposed Articles of Amendto the Constitution", approved February 10, 1913, to wit:
FIRST ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 11. Every bill which shall have passed the 'senate and house of representatives, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governor; if he approve, he sign it: if not, he shall return it, with his objections in writing, to the , in which it shall have originated; which shall proceed to reconsider it. pon such reconsideration, two-thirds of the members present of the house pass the bill, it shall, together with the objections, be sent to the other , by which it shall. likewise, be reconsidered, and, if approved by two5 of the members present of that house, it shall become a law. ut, in all such cases, the votes of both houses shall be taken by yeas and
and the names of the persons voting for or against the bill shall be ed on the journal of each house, respectively. If any bill shall not be led by the governor, as aforesaid, within five days, (Sundays excepted) it shall have been presented to him, the same shall become a law, in like er, as if he had sigued it; unless the two houses, by their adjournment. 1 three ys after the presentment of such bill, shall prevent its return; ich case, it shall not become a law.
SECOND ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 24, SECTIONS 1, 2, 4, 5 AND 6. ECTION 1. The General Assembly shall meet biennially on the first esday next after the first Monday of January, beginning in A. D. 1915. EC. 2.' The governor, lieutenant-governor, treasurer, secretary of state. -r of accounts, senators, town representatives. assistant judges of the
courts, sheriffs, high bailiffs, state's attorneys, judges of probate and es of the peace, shall be elected biennially, on the first Tuesday next after ist Monday of November, beginning in A. D. 1914. EC. 4. The term of office of senators and town representatives shall be ears, comniencing on the first Wednesday next after the first Monday of Ty following their election. C, 5.
The term of office of the assistant judges of the county court. s, high bailiffs, state's attorneys, judges of probate and justices of the
shall be two years, and shall conimence on the first day of February after their election. EC. 6.
Tbe persons who 'shall be severally elected in 1912 to the offices oned in this article shall hold such offices until the term of their succes
sors elected the first Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, A, D. 1914, shall begin as herein provided.
THIRD ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
CHAPTER 2, SECTION 14. The votes and proceedings of the General Assembly shall be printed (when one third of the members of either house think it necessary), as soon as convenient after the end of the session, with the yeas and nays of the house of representatives on any question when required by five members and of the senate when required by one senator, (except where the votes shall be taken by ballot), in which case every member of either house shall have a right to insert the reasons of his vote upon the minutes.
FOU'RTH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
CHAPTER 2, SECTION 20. SEC. 20. No person ought in any case, or in any time, to be declared guilty of treason or felony, by the legislature, nor to have his sentence upon conviction for felony commuted, remitted or mitigated by the legislature.
And that Section 11 of Chapter 2 be amended by omitting the words and murder" where they occur therein.
FIFTH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 30. No charter of incorporation shall be granted, extended .changed or amended by special law, except for sich mnicipal, charitable, educational, penal or reformatory corporations as are to be and remain under the patronage or coli trol of the State; but the General Assembly shall provide by general laws for the organization of all corporations hereafter to be created. All general laws passed pursuant to this article may be altered from time to time or repeale?
SIXTH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 31. That wherever the words "judge" or "judges” are used in the Constitute of Vermont or amendments thereof, to designate a judge or judges of the supreme court, the words “justice" or "justices” shall be substituted therefor. as the case may require.
SEVENTH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 32. The General Assembly may pass laws compelling compensation for injuries received by employees in the course of their employment resulting in death bodily hurt, for the benefit of such employees, their widows or next of kit, It may designate the class or classes of employers and employees to which seto law's shall apply.
EIGHTH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
ARTICLE 33. That the judges of the supreme court be and are hereby authorized a directed to revise Chapter 2 of the Constitution by incorporating into C'hapter all amendments of the Coustitution that are now or may be then i force and excluding therefrom all sections, clauses and words not in force sa l'earranging and renumbering the sections thereof 'under appropriate titles in their judgment may be most logical and convenient; and said revised Chiller 2 ils certified to the secretary of state by said judges or a majority there is
a part of the Constitution of thiş - state in substitution for existiug ! and all amendments thereof. Whereas, It appears that each of said Articles of Amendment has been by a majority of the freemen voting thereon, according to the votes and certified, as required by said act, this day opened and examined mner provided therein; therefore, as directed by section seven of said act, I do hereby make ion that said Articles of Amendment of the Constitution "have been ied and adopted by the people of this state and bave become a part istitution thereof," and "all magistrates and officers, and all citizens of are hereby required to "take notice thereof and to govern themselves
itness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the le State to be affixed, in Executive Chamber, at Montpelier, the second the eighth day of April, A. D, 1913.
By the Governor, GUY W. BAILEY, Secretary of State. M. I'LETCHER, Governor.