The Clerk's Manual of Rules, Statutes, Procedures and Precedents Applicable to the Ordinary Business of the Legislature of the State of New York

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Side 164 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury: and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Side 268 - Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the State, and of all the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained, so far as practicable, by examinations, which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive...
Side 257 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence until the case shall be reported to the legislature at its next session, when the legislature shall either pardon or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence or grant a further reprieve.
Side 171 - April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or been repealed, or altered ; and such acts of the legislature of this state as are now in force, shall be and continue the law of this state, subject to such alterations as the legislature shall make concerning the same. But all such parts of the common law, and such of the said acts, or parts thereof, as are repugnant to this constitution, are hereby abrogated.
Side 241 - The Legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this section, and for all other cases which in its judgment may be provided for by general laws.
Side 359 - Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate and Assembly : and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election of Senators...
Side 283 - Appeals, the same shall be filled, for a full term, at the next general election happening not less than three months after such vacancy occurs; and until the vacancy shall be so filled, the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, if the Senate shall be in session, or if not in session the Governor, may fill such vacancy by appointment.
Side 359 - ... and if, in the Legislature so 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 duty 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...
Side 256 - He shall expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon by the Legislature, and shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed.
Side 237 - Creating, increasing or decreasing fees, percentages or allowances of public officers, during the term for which said officers are elected or appointed.

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