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PUNISHMENT OF MEMBERS.
SEC. 27. That each house may punish its own members for disorderly behavior or neglect of duty, by censure, or by a two-thirds vote suspend or expel a member.
EXEMPTION FROM LIABILITY.
Sec. 28. That no member of the legislature shall be held to answer before any other tribunal for any words uttered in the exercise of his legislative functions in either house.
EXEMPTION FROM ARREST.
Sec. 29. That the members of the legislature shall, in all cases except treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of the respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same: Provided, That such privilege as to going and returning shall not cover a period of over ten days each way.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS.
SEC. 30. That the Senate shall be composed of fifteen members, who shall hold office for four years: Provided, however, That of the senators elected at the first general election, two from the first district, one from the second, three from the third, and one from the fourth district shall hold office for two years only, the details of such apportionment to be provided for by the legislature.
Sec. 31. That vacancies caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term at general or special elections.
Sec. 32. That for the purpose of representation in the senate, until otherwise provided by law, the Territory is divided into the following senatorial districts, namely:
First district: The island of Hawaii.
Second district: The islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe.
Third district: The island of Oahu.
SEC. 33. That the electors in the said districts shall be entitled to elect senators as follows:
In the first district, four;
QUALIFICATIONS OF SENATORS.
SEC. 34. That in order to be eligible to election as a senator a person shall- Be a male citizen of the United States; Have attained the age of thirty years;
Have resided in the Hawaiian Islands not less than three years and be qualified to vote for senators in the district from which he is elected.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES.
SEC. 35. That the house of representatives shall be composed of thirty members, elected, except as herein provided, every second year.
TERM OF OFFICE. SEC. 36. That the term of office of the representatives elected at any general or special election shall be until the next general election held thereafter.
SEC. 37. That vacancies in the office of representative caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term at special elections.
SEC. 38. That for the purpose of representation in the house of representatives, until otherwise provided by law, the Territory is divided into the following representative districts, namely :
First district: That portion of the island of Hawaii known as Puna, Hilo, and Hamakua.
Second district: That portion of the island of Hawaii known as Kau, Kona, and Kohala.
Third district: The islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe.
Fourth district: That portion of the island of Oahu lying east and south of Nuuanu street and a line drawn in extension thereof from the Nuuanu Pali to Mokapu Point.
Fifth district: That portion of the island of Oahu lying west and north of the fourth district.
Sixth district: The islands of Kauai and Niibau.
SEC. 39. That the electors in the said districts shall be entitled to elect representatives as follows:
In the first district, four;
QUALIFICATIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES.
SEC. 40. That in order to be eligible to be a member of the house of representatives a person shall, at the time of election
Have attained the age of twenty-five years;
And shall be qualified to vote for representatives in the district from which he is elected.
SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
SEC. 41. That the first regular session of the legislature shall be held on the third Wednesday in February, nineteen hundred and one, and biennially thereafter, in Honolulu.
Sec. 42. That neither house shall adjourn during any session for more than three days, or sine die, without the consent of the other.
Sec. 43. That each session of the legislature shall continue not longer than sixty days, excluding Sundays and holidays: Provided, however, That the governor may extend such session for not more than thirty days.
The governor may convene the legislature, or the senate alone, in special session, and, in case the seat of government shall be unsafe from an enemy, riot, or insurrection, or any dangerous disease, direct that any regular or special session shall be held at some other than the regular meeting place.
ENACTING CLAUSE-ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
SEC. 44. That the enacting clause of all laws shall be, “Be it enacted by the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii.”
All legislative proceedings shall be conducted in the English language.
TITLE OF LAWS.
Sec. 45. That each law shall embrace but one subject, which shall be expressed in its title.
READING OF BILLS.
SEC. 46. That a bill in order to become a law shall, except as herein provided, pass three readings in each house, on separate days, the final passage of which in each house shall be by a majority vote of all the members to which such house is entitled, taken by ayes and noes and entered upon its journal.
CERTIFICATION OF BILLS FROM ONE HOUSE TO THE OTHER.
SEC. 47. That every bill when passed by the house in which it originated, or in which amendments thereto shall have originated, shall immediately be certified by the presiding officer and clerk and sent to the other house for consideration.
SEC. 48. That, except as herein provided, all bills passed by the legislature shall, in order to be valid, be signed by the governor.
VETO OF GOVERNOR.
SEC. 49. That every bill which shall have passed the legislature shall be certified by the presiding officers and clerks of both houses, and shall thereupon be presented to the governor. If he approves it, he shall sign it, and it shall become a law. If the governor does not approve such bill, he may return it, with his objections, to the legislature.
He may veto any specific item or items in any bill which appropriates money for specific purposes; but shall veto other bills, if at all, only as a whole.
PROCEDURE UPON RECEIPT OF VETO. Sec. 50. That upon the receipt of a veto message from the governor each house of the legislature shall enter the same at large upon its journal and proceed to reconsider such bill, or part of a bill, and again vote upon it by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon its journal.
If after such reconsideration such bill, or part of a bill, shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members to which each house is entitled, it shall thereby become law.
FAILURE TO SIGN OR VETO.
SEC. 51. That if the governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill within ten days after it is delivered to him it shall become a law without his signature, unless the legislature adjourns sine die prior to the expiration of such ten days.
If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature by their adjournment prevents its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
Sec. 52. That appropriations, except as otherwise herein provided, shall be made biennially by the legislature: Provided, however, That pending the time when this Act shall take effect and until a session of the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii shall be held, the President may, in his discretion, authorize and direct the use of such money in the treasury of the Republic of Hawaii as well as of the Territory of Hawaii, as he shall think requisite and proper for carrying on the government of the Territory of Hawaii, the preservation of the public health, the completion of the sewerage system of the city of Honolulu, and such other expenditures as in the President's judgment shall seem to be appropriate.
Sec. 53. That the governor shall submit to the legislature, at each regular session, estimates for appropriations for the succeeding biennial period.
Sec. 54. That in case of failure of the legislature to pass appropriation bills providing for payments of the necessary current expenses of carrying on the government and meeting its legal obligations as the same are provided for by the then existing laws, the governor shall, upon the adjournment of the legislature, call it in extra session for the consideration of appropriation bills, and until the legislature shall have acted the treasurer may, with the advice of the governor, make such payments, for which purpose the sums appropriated in the last appropriation bills shall be deemed to have been reappropriated. And all legislative and other appropriations made prior to the date when this Act shall take effect, shall be available to the government of the Territory of Hawaii.
SEC. 55. That the legislative power of the Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States locally applicable. The legislature, at its first regular session after the census enumeration shall be ascertained, and from time to time thereafter, shall reapportion the membership in the senate and house of representatives among the senatorial and representative districts on the basis of the population in each of said districts who are citizens of the Territory; but the legislature shall not grant to any corporation, association, or individual any special or exclusive privilege, immunity, or franchise without the approval of Congress; nor shall it grant private charters, but it may by general act permit persons to associate themselves together as bodies corporate for manufacturing, agricultural, and other industrial pursuits, and for conducting the business of insurance, savings banks, banks of discount and deposit (but not of issue), loan, trust, and guaranty associations, for the establishment and conduct of cemeteries, and for the construction and operation of railroads, wagon roads, vessels, and irrigating ditches, and the colonization and improvement of lands in connection therewith, or for colleges, seminaries, churches, libraries, or any other benevolent, charitable, or scientific association : Provided, That no corporation, domestic or foreign, shall acquire and hold real estate in Hawaii in excess of one thousand acres; and all real estate acquired or held by such corporation or association contrary hereto shall be forfeited and escheat to the United States, but existing vested rights in real estate shall not be impaired. No divorce shall be granted by the legislature, nor shall any divorce be granted by the courts of the Territory unless the applicant therefor shall have resided in the Territory for two years next preceding the application, but this provision shail not affect any action pending when this Act takes effect; nor shall any lottery or sale of lottery tickets be allowed; nor shall spirituous or intoxicating liquors be sold except under such regulations and restrictions as the Territorial legislature shall provide; nor shall any public money be appropriated for the support or benefit of any sectarian, denominational, or private school, or any school not under the exclusive control of the government; nor shall the government of the Territory of Hawaii, or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision of the Territory, make any subscription to the capital stock of any incorporated company, or in any manner lend its credit for the use