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Amendments—Schedule.

Sec. 8. The Legislature shall provide for the speedy publication of all statute laws of a general nature, and such decisions of the Supreme Court as it may deem expedient; and all laws and judicial decisions shall be free for publication by any person ; provided, that no judgment of the Supreme Court shall take effect and be operative until the opinion of the Court in such case shall be filed with the Clerk of said Court

Sec. 9. The Legislature may, at any time, provide by law for increasing or diminishing the salaries or compensation of any of the officers whose salary or compensation is fixed in this Constitution ; provided, no such change of salary or compensation shall apply to any officer during the term for which he may have been elected.

Sec. 10. All officers, whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for, shall be choBen or appointed, as may be prescribed by law.

Sec. 11. The tenure of any office, not herein provided for, may be declared by law; or, when not so declared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment; but the Legislature shall not create any office, the tenure of which shall be longer than four years, except as herein otherwise provided in this Constitution.

Sec. 12. The Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, and Clerk of the Supreme Court, shall keep their respective offices at the seat of government.

Sec. 13. The enumeration of the inhabitants of this State shall be taken under the direction of the Legislature, if deemed necessary, in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixtyfive; A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven; A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and every ten years thereafter; and these enumerations, together with the census that may be taken under the direction of the Congress of the United States in A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy, and every subsequent ten years, shall servo as the basis of representation in both houses of the Legislature.

Sec. 14. A plurality of votes given at an election by the people shall constitute a choice, where not otherwise provided by this Constitution.

ARTICLE XVI.

AMENDMENTS.

Section 1. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or Assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their respective journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature then next to be chosen, and shall be published for three months next preceding the time of making snch choice. And if, in the Legislature next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the dutj of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe; and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall become a part of the Constitution.

Sec. 2. If, at any time, the Legislature, by a vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house, shall determine that it is necessary to cause a revision of this entire Constitution, they shall recommend to the electors, at the next election for members of the Legislature, to vote for or against a Convention; and if it shall appear that a majority of the electors voting at such election shall have voted in favor of calling a Convention, the Legislature shall, at its next session, provide by law for calling a Convention, to be holden within sii months after the passage of such law; and such Convention shall consist of a number at members not less . than that of both brancbe of the Legislature. In determining what b« majority of the electors voting at such electic* reference shall be had to the highest number votes cast at such election for the candidate for any office or on any question.

ARTICLE XVII.

SCHEDULE.

Section 1. That no inconvenience may arise by reason of a change from a Territorial to4 permanent State government, It is declared that all rights, actions, prosecutions, judgments, claims, and contracts, as well of individuals as of bodies corporate, including counties, towns, and cities, shall continue as if no change had taken place ; and all process which may issue under the authority of the Territory of Nevada previous to its admission into the Union as one of the United States, shall be as valid as if issued in the name of the State of Nevada.

SCHSDCLE.

Sec. 2. All laws of the Territory of Nevada, in force at the time of the admission of this State, not repugnant to this Constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitations, or be altered or repealed by the Legislature.

Sec. 3. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures, accruing to the Territory of Nevada, or to the people of the United States in the Territory of Nevada, shall inure to the State of Nevada.

Sec. 4. All recognizances heretofore taken, or which may be taken before the change from a Territorial to a State government, shall remain valid, and shall pass to, and may. be prosecuted in the name of the State; and all bonds executed to the Governor of the Territory, or to any other officer or court in his or their official capacity, or to the people of the United States in the Territory of Nevada, shall pas* to the Governor, or other officer or court, and bis or their successors in office, for the uses therein respectively expressed, and may be sued on, and recovery had accordingly; and all property, real, personal, or mixed, and all judgments, bonds, specialties, choses in action, claims, and debts, of whatsoever description, and all records and public archives of the Territory of Nevada, shall issue to and vest in the State of Nevada, and may be sued for and recovered in the same manner, and to the same extent, by the State of Nevada, as the same could have been by the Territory of Nevada. All criminal prosecutions and penal actions which may have arisen, or which may arise before the change from a Territorial to a State government, and which shall then be pending, shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of the State. All offenses committed against the laws of the Territory of Nevada before the change from a Territorial to a State government, and which shall not be

prosecuted before such change, may be prosecuted in the name and by the authority of the State of Nevada, with like effect as though such change had not taken place, and all penalties incurred shall remain the same as if this Constitution had not been adopted. All actions at law, and suits in equity, and all other legal proceedings which may be pending in any of the courts of the Territory of Nevada at the time of the change from a Territorial to a State government, shall be continued and transferred to, and may be prosecuted to judgment and execution in any court of the State which shall have jurisdiction of the subject matter thereof; and all books, papers, and records, relating to the same, shall be transferred in like manner to such court.

Sec. 5. For the first term of office succeeding the formation of a State government, the salary of the Governor shall be four thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the Secretary of State shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the State Controller shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the State Treasurer shall be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the SurveyorGeneral shall be one thousand dollars per annum; the salary of the Attorney-General shall be two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be two thousand dollars per annum ; the salary of each Judge oi the Supreme Court shall be seven thousand dollars per annum ; the salaries of the foregoing officers shall be paid quarterly out of the State treasury. The pay of State Senators and Members of Assembly shall be eight dollars per day for each day of actual service, and forty cents per mile for mileage going to and returning from the place of meeting. No officer mentioned in this section shall receive any fee or perquisites, to his own use, for the performance of any duty connected with his office, or for the performance of any additional duty imposed upon him by law.

Sec. 6. Until otherwise provided by lawv the apportionment of Senators and Assemblymen in the different counties shall be as follows, to wit: Storey County, four Senators and twelve Assemblymen; Douglas County, one Senator and two Assemblymen; Esmeralda County, two Senators and four Assemblymen; Humboldt County, two Senators and three Assemblymen ; Lander County, two Senators and four Assemblymen ; Lyon County, one Senator and three Assemblymen; Lyon and Churchill Counties, one Senator, jointly ; Churchill County, one Assemblyman ; Nye County, one Senator and one Assemblyman; Orinsby County, two Senators and three Assemblymen; Washoe and Roop Counties, two Senators and three Assemblymen.

SCHEDULE.

Sec. 7. All debts and liabilities of the Territory of Nevada, lawfully incurred, and which remain unpaid at the time of the admission of this State into the Union, shall be assumed by and become the debt of the State of Nevada; provided, that the assumption of such indebtedness shall not prevent the State from contracting the additional indebtedness, as provided in section three of article nine of this Constitution.

Sec. 8. The term of State officers, except judicial, elected at the first election under this Constitution, shall continue until the Tuesday after the first Monday of January, A D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and nntil the election and qualification of their successors.

Sec. 9. The Senators to be elected at the first election under this Constitution shall draw lots, so that the term of one half of the number, as nearly as may be, shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and the term of the other half shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; provided, that in drawing lots for all Senatorial terms, the Senatorial representation shall be allotted so that In the counties having two or more Senators, the terms thereof shall be divided, as nearly as may be, between the long and short terms.

Sec. 10. At the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and thereafter, the term of Senators shall be for four years from the day succeeding such general election, and members of Assembly for two years from the day succeeding such general election; and the terms of Senators shall be allotted by the Legislature in long and short terms, as hereinbefore provided, so that one half the number, as nearly as may be, shall be elected every two years.

Sec. 11. The term of the members of the

Assembly elected at the second general election under this Constitution, shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and the terms of those elected at the general election in A D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five shall expire on the day succeeding the general election in A D. eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Sec. 12. The first regular session of the Legislature shall commence on the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four; and the second regular session of the same shall commence on the first Monday of January, A D. eighteen hundred and sixtysix ; and the third regular session of the Legislature shall be the first of the biennial sessions, and shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixtyseven; and the regular sessions of the Legislature shall be held thereafter biennially, commencing on the first Mouday of January.

Sec. 13. All county officers, under the laws of the Territory of Nevada, at the time when the Constitution shall take effect, whose offices are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution, shall continue in office until the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until their successor are elected and qualified; and all township officers shall continue in office until the expiration of their terms of office, and until their successors are elected and qualified; provM, that the Probate Judges of the several counties, respectively, shall continue in office until the election and qualification of the District Judges of the several counties or judicial districts; and, provided further, that the term of office of the present county officers of Lander County shall expire on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five except the Probate Judge of said county, whos term of office shall expire upon the first Mooday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred ami sixty-four; and there shall be an election ft' county officers of Lander County at the genets! election in November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four; and the officers then electoi shall hold office from the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-fire until the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until their successors are elected .and qualified.

Schedule.

Sec. 14. The Governor, Secretary, Treasurtir, and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Territory of Nevada, shall each continue to di'charge the duties of their respective offices after the admission of this State into the Union, and until the time designated for the qualification of the above named officers to be elected under the State Government; and the Territorial Auditor shall continue to discharge the duties of his said office until the time appointed for the qualification of the State Controller; provided, that the said officers shall each receive the salaries and be subject to the restrictions and conditions provided in this Constitution; and, prorided further, that none of them shall receive to his own use any fees or perquisites for the performance of any duty connected with his office.

Sue. 15. The terms of the Supreme Court shall, until provision be made by law, be held at such times as the Judges of the said Court, or a majority of them, may appoint The first terms of the several District Courts, (except as hereinafter mentioned,) shall commence on the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four. The first term of the District Court in the "Fifth Judicial District shall commence on the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, in the County of Nye, and shall commence on the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five, in the County of Churchill. The terms of the Fourth Judicial District Court shall, until otherwise provided by law, be held at the county seat of Washoe County, and the first term thereof commence on the first Monday of December, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Sec. 16. The Judges of the several District Courts of this State shall be paid, as hereinbefore provided, salaries at the following rates per annum: First Judicial District, (each Judge,) six thousand dollars ; Second Judicial District, four thousand dollars; Third Judicial District, five thousand dollars; Fourth Judicial District, five thousand dollars; Filth Judici.il District, thirty-six hundred dollars; Sixth Judicial District, four thousand dollars; Seventh Judicial District, six thousand dollars; Eighth Judicial District, thirty-Bix hundred dollars; Ninth Judicial District, five thousand dollars.

Sac. 17. The salary of any Judge in said

Judicial Districts may, by law, be altered or changed, subject to the provisions contained in this Constitution.

Sec. 18. The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor. Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, Attorney-General, Surveyor-General, Clerk of the Supreme Court, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, to be elected at the first election under this Constitution, shall each qualify and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of December succeeding their election, and shall continue in office until the first Tuesday after the first Monday of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and until the election and qualification of their successors respectively.

Sec. 19. The Judges of the Supreme Court and District Judges, to be elected at the first election under this Constitution, shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of December succeeding their election.

Skc. 20. All officers of State, and District Judges, first elected under this Constitution, shall be commissioned by the Governor of this Territory, which commission shall be countersigned by the Secretary of the same, and shall qualify before entering upon the discharge of their duties, before any officer authorized to administer oaths under tho laws of this Territory; and also the State Controller and State Treasurer shall each respectively, before they qualify and enter upon the discharge of their duties, execute and deliver to the Secretary of the Territory of Nevada an official bond, made payable to the people of the State of Nevada, in the sum of thirty thousand dollar.-., to be approved by the Governor of the Territory of Nevada; and shall also execute and deliver, to the Secretary of State, such other or further official bond or bonds as may be required by law.

Sec. 21. Each county, town, city, and incorporated village, shall make provision for the support of its own officers, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law.

Sec. 22. In case the office oi any Justice of the Supreme Court, District Judge, or other State officer, shall become vacant before the expiration of the regular term for which he was elected, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the Governor until it shall be supplied at the next general election, when it shall be filled by election for the residue of the unexpired term.

Election Ordinance.

Sec. 23. All cases, both civil and criminal, which may be pending and undetermined in the Probate Courts of the several counties at the time when, under the provisions of this Constitution, said Probate Courts are to be abolished, shall be transferred to and determined by the District Courts of such counties respectively.

Sec. 24. For the first three years after the adoption of this Constitution, the Legislature shall not levy a tax for State purposes exceeding one per cent, per annum on the taxable property in the State; provided, the Legislature may levy a special tax not exceeding one-fourth of one per cent, per annum, which shall be appropriated to the payment of the indebtedness of the Territory of Nevada, assumed by the State of Nevada, and for that purpose only, until all of said indebtedness is paid.

Sec. 26. The County of Roop shall be attached to the County of Washoe for judicial, legislative, revenue, and county purposes, until otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 26. At the first regnlar session of the Legislature, to convene under the requirements of this Constitution, provision shall be made by law for paying for the publication of six hundred copies of the debates and proceedings of this Convention, in book form, to be disposed of as the Legislature may direct; and the Hon. J. Neely Johnson, President of this Convention, shall contract for, and A. J. Marsh, Official Reporter of this Convention, under the direction of the President, shall supervise the publication of snch debates and proceedings. Provision shall be made by law, at such first Bession of the Legislature, for the compensation of the Official Reporter of this Convention, and he shall be paid in coin, or its equivalent He shall receive for his services, in reporting the debates and proceedings, fifteen dollars .per day during the session of the Convention, and seven and . one-half dollars additional for each evening session, and thirty cents per folio of one hun<d'red words for preparing the same for publication; and for supervising and indexing such .^publication, the sum of fifteen dollars per day

during the time actually engaged in such service.

ELECTION ORDINANCE.

Whereas, The Enabling Act passed by Congress, and approved March twenty-first, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, requires thai the Convention charged with the duty of framing a Constitution for a State Government, "shall provide by ordinance for submitting said Constitution to the people o f the Territorj of Nevada, for their ratification or rejection," on a certain day prescribed therein ; therefore, this Convention, organized in pursuance of said Enabling Act, do establish the following

ORDINANCE:

Section 1. The Governor of the Territorj of Nevada is hereby authorized to issne his proclamation for the submission of this Constitution to the people of said Territory, for their approval or rejection, on the day provided for such submission by Act of Congress ; and this Constitution shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said Territory, in the several counties thereof, for their approval or rejection, at the time provided by such Act of Congros; and further, on the first Tuesday after the Sr?t Monday of November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, there shall be a general election in the several counties of said Territory for the election of State officers, Supreme and District Judges, members of the Legislature, Representative in Congress, and three Presidential Electors.

Sec. 2. All persons, qualified by the laws of said Territory to vote for Representatives to uV General Assembly, on the said twenty-first of March, including those in the army of * United States, both within and beyond * boundaries of said Territory, and also all p* sons who may, by the aforesaid laws, be qrf fled to vote on the first Wednesday of Sept* ber, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-f*'including those in the aforesaid army of tfe United States, within and without the boundaries of said Territory, may vote for the aaVp tion or rejection of said Constitution, on the to; last above named. In v6ting upon this Constitution, each elector shall deposit in the bali«'r

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