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Five amendments were ratified in 1889 and four in 1902.
Amendments, however, may be and have been carried against the government.
Fifteen amendments have thus been added to the constitution of 1842.
For sixty years there was no change whatever, and only three amendments, those of 1852 (removing the property qualifications of representatives, senators and the governor), were adopted until 1877, when twelve amendments were adopted, - the most important being those providing for biennial (instead of annual) state elections in November (instead of March), and those doing away with the previous requirement that representatives, senators and the governor " be of the Protestant religion."
Various other amendments have been proposed from time to time, but have been defeated at the polls.Advertisement
The fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Fedc al Constitution were ratified in 1870, and the state was formally readmitted into the Union on the 23rd of February of that year.
In 1901 the legislature ratified the three amendments rejected in former years.
Amendments to the constitution may be made by a three-fifths vote of each house of the legislature, ratified by a majority vote of the people.
Every tenth year, beginning in 1880, the Senate is authorized to propose amendments, which proposals, if concurred in by the majority of the members of the House of Representatives, are published in the principal newspapers of the state.
The constitution as adopted limited the suffrage to adult white males, but this provision was annulled by the fifteenth amendment to the Federal constitution; and in 1880 amendments to the state constitution were adopted striking out the word " white " from the suffrage clause and adding a new article granting rights of suffrage and office holding without regard to race, colour or previous condition of servitude.Advertisement
Amongst its chief recommendations were those relating to amendments in the Agricultural Holdings Acts, and to tithe rentcharge, railway rates, damage by game, sale of adulterated products, and sale of imported goods (meat, for example) as home produce.
In 1866, 1867 and 1869, respectively, the legislature refused to ratify the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Federal constitution.
Scarcely had these amendments been carried when the serious financial straits brought on by debt incurred through the state's promotion of internal improvements gave rise to the demand for a reduction of governmental expenses and a limitation of the power of the General Assembly to contract debts.
By the state constitution of 1898 and by amendments of 1902 and 1904 tax exemptions for ten years were granted to newly-built railroads completed before 1909.
In 1779 he was a member of the convention which framed the constitution of Massachusetts that was adopted in 1780, and is still, with some amendments, the organic law of the commonwealth and one of the oldest fundamental laws in existence.Advertisement
The state is governed under its original constitution of 1889, with amendments of 1896, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904 and 1909.
Declarations of war and amendments to the constitution require a vote in their favour of three-fifths of all members of both Houses.
The amendments in the law as to municipal elections are generally similar to those which have been made in parliamentary election law.
If you wish to add soil amendments, you can till them into the soil at the same time.
In 2006, the U.S. government enacted amendments to Older Americans Act, originally established in 1965 to promote independence and dignity to an aging population.Advertisement
Some states have recently allowed a prescribed number of voters to propose, by what is called the Initiative, amendments which are submitted to the vote of all the citizens without the intervention of the legislature.
If the Senate is controlled by the same party as the House, it is likely to secure the acceptance of many of its amendments.
For but a small proportion of scholars' corrections are really amendments, and a far smaller proportion of scribes'.
All amendments to the constitution must be approved by a three-fifths vote of each house of the legislature and then ratified by the people.
In addition, the citizen is often called upon to vote yea or nay on questions such as amendments to the state constitutions, granting of licences, and approval or disapproval of new municipal undertakings.Advertisement
Pennsylvania has been governed under constitutions of 1776, 1790 and 1838; the present government is under the constitution of the 16th of December 1873 with amendments adopted on the 5th of November 1901.
The provision last mentioned was nullified by the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the constitution of the United States.
They only, and the government, have the right of initiating business, and of proposing amendments.
The bill, with certain drastic amendments limiting its scope, passed the House on the 8th of April by a majority of 200 to 179.
Legislation, therefore, has generally taken the form of a series of elaborate codes, each of which aims at scientific completeness, and further alterations have been made by amendments in the origipal code.
These Clerical amendments aroused a strong feeling of indignation.
Amendments may be made by a Constitutional Convention or a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the legislature, ratification by the people being required in either instance.
To this relatively conservative bill, which substituted in many instances ad valorem for specific duties, and was intended by its author to be a revenue as well as a protective measure, were added many amendments which made the bill more strongly protectionist, and in some cases were vigorously opposed by Morrill.
Amendments are adopted after approval by a majority vote of the lower house of the general assembly, a two-thirds majority of both houses of the next general assembly, and ratification by the townships.
The Chairman said that draft B also contained amendments suggested by the Home Office's Freedom of Information Unit.
Any repro work, setting or amendments will carry an additional charge of £ 40.
By tabling the amendments, we sought to achieve greater clarity in the Bill.
The Chairman said that draft B also contained amendments suggested by the Home Office 's Freedom of Information Unit.
However, I do not want to burden the Committee with a tedious repetition of the general points that arise under both amendments.
The 42nd set of CPR amendments includes (from today) the new provisions designed to prevent the creation of more tolerated trespassers.
The new byelaws revoke and replace with amendments previous byelaws made by the Verderers and the order revokes the orders confirming the revoked byelaws.
But the wrecking amendments had been drafted by the government - not the industry.
Where authorized, amendments were largely made to those parts of the programs characterizing later forms of xenograft rejection and its management.
The organization decided to retract its policy amendments because of major pushback from its members.
Keep abreast of any changes or amendments to these acts by periodically visiting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission website.
Then you add soil amendments to the fluffy soil in order to raise the level of the garden even higher above the surrounding ground.
What amendments will I need to add to the soil?
If you can, add compost or other amendments to the soil to add nutrients to it.
If your soil is clay or has poor drainage, add compost and other amendments to improve drainage.
Instead of rototilling or hand tilling the soil, adding compost, fertilizer, lime or other amendments, raised bed gardens can be filled with bagged soil from the garden center and bagged or home-made compost or mushroom compost.
Once you've planned and built your garden, you can add compost, manure and other amendments to make the soil rich and fertile.
Depending upon the soil test results and recommendations, you'll need to head to the garden center or home and garden store to pick up amendments.
Add compost, soil amendments and specialized tomato fertilizer to prevent this disease and be sure to water tomato plants regularly and evenly throughout the growing season.
Build healthy plants from the start by adding amendments in the spring, following a simple and steady watering regimen, and choosing plants suitable for your growing conditions and gardening zone.
More isn't necessarily better when it comes to such soil amendments.
Be sure to test the pH a few weeks after applying the sulfur and especially before adding additional amendments.
Organic fertilizers are soil amendments that come from nature instead of the chemical plant.
There are many other different kinds of organic fertilizers or soil amendments; here's a quick rundown of some of the most popular.
Since many specific organic fertilizers are good for specific problems, you really have to get to know your soil before you start applying these or other soil amendments.
Get your soil tested and visit your favorite organic gardening center or the extension office again to learn what organic soil amendments are best for your situation.
Determine which plants you want to grow, since soil amendments are specific to the plants in your garden.
Each vegetable and herb requires time and attention, as well as soil amendments of their own.
Add compost and soil amendments mixing them into the subsoil with spading fork.
Compost, animal manure, grass clippings or raked leaves are just a few of the many free soil amendments you can add to your garden soil to increase nutrient content and water retention.
There are many fine organic products and soil amendments available, but there is nothing that fulfills these requirements quite so well as humble kitchen compost.
Rather than using synthetics, organic fertilizers include compost and biologically-based soil amendments.
Soil amendments are nutrient additions which compensate for deficiencies in the nutrient profile.
In 1914, after a few amendments, the trench coat came to life.
Legislation often has amendments included to strengthen, revise or update the factors included in the law.
It also offers lists for the United States presidents, the plays of Shakespeare, and Constitutional Amendments.
Its fee includes free amendments, a bibliography and online customer support.
The official Idol website also provides updates on audition information and lists any amendments made to times or venue listings.
Nevada is governed under the original constitution of 1864, with the amendments adopted in 1880, 1889, 1904 and 1906.
The last constitution (1898, with 26 amendments 1898-1906), unlike all others after that of 1812, was not submitted to the people for ratification.
When he first read that instrument he was very much opposed to the consolidated government which it provided, but was induced to befriend it by resolutions which were passed at a mass meeting of Boston mechanics or "tradesmen" - his own firmest supporters - and by the suggestion that its ratification should be accompanied by a recommendation of amendments designed chiefly to supply the omission of a bill of rights.
In 1902 thirteen amendments were adopted, including provisions for the initiative, the referendum and the recall.
It has been amended with considerable freedom (37 amendments up to 1907), but with more conservatism than has often prevailed in the constitutional reform of other states; so that the constitution of Massachusetts is not so completely in harmony with modern democratic sentiment as are the public opinion and statute law of the state.
The legislature may propose amendments to the constitution by a majority vote of all members elected to each of the two houses, or may issue a call for a constitutional convention by a two-thirds' majority.
The system of representation that, with the rapid growth of population in the north-east sections, especially in the city of Baltimore, placed the government in the hands of a decreasing minority also began to be attacked about this time; but the fear of that minority which represented the tobacco-raising and slave-holding counties of south Maryland, with respect to the attitude of the majority toward slavery prevented any changes until 1837, when the opposition awakened by the enthusiasm over internal improvements effected the adoption of amendments which provided for the election of the governor and senators by a direct vote of the people, a slight increase in the representation of the city of Baltimore and the larger counties, and a slight decrease in that of the smaller counties.
They were introduced in the House of Representatives by John Breckinridge on the 8th of November, were passed by that body with some amendments but with only one dissenting vote on the loth, were unanimously concurred in by the Senate on the 13th, and were approved by Governor James Garrard on the 16th.
New Hampshire is the only state in the Union in which amendments to the constitution may be proposed only by a constitutional convention, and once in seven years at the general election a popular vote is taken on the necessity of a revision of the constitution.
Although money bills may originate only in the House of Representatives the Senate may propose amendments.
Those which were retained have been to some extent diminished by the I4th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, and if the right to secede from the Union ever existed (a point much controverted), it was finally negatived by the Civil War of 186165.
The method of amending the constitution varies in detail from state to state, but that most usual is for the legislature to propose amendments, often by a prescribed majority, and for these amendments to be voted on by the people.
Such amendments have latterly come to include many matters not strictly constitutional,and so to constitute a species of direct legislation by the people similar in principle to what is called in Switzerland the Referendum.
Notwithstanding the facility and frequency of amendments, the variations between one constitution and another are less conspicuous than might have been expected.
His only essential objection to the constitution - the absence of a bill of rights - was soon met, at least partially, by amendments.
Most important of all, he proposed nine amendments to the constitution, embodying suggestions made by a number of the ratifying states, especially those made by Virginia at the instance of George Mason; and the essential principles of Madison's proposed amendments were included in a Bill of Rights, adopted by the states in the form of ten amendments.
A majority of the members elected to each of the two houses suffices to propose a constitutional amendment, which the people may then accept by a mere majority of all votes cast at an election for the legislature (an unusually democratic provision); no more than three amendments, however, can be proposed or submitted at the same time.
Under the Carey Act and its amendments Congress had in 1909 given to the state about 2,000,000 acres of desert land on condition that it should be reclaimed, and in that year about 800,000 acres were in process of reclamation, mostly by private companies.
All bills for raising a revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose amendments.
Amendments to the present constitution may be proposed in either house of the General Assembly, and if they pass both houses of that and the succeeding General Assembly by a majority of the members elected to each house and are subsequently approved by a majority of the people who vote on the question at the next general election they become a part of the constitution.
Schofield was put in charge, and under his authority a constitutional Convention was summoned which bestowed the suffrage upon the former slaves, who, led by a small group of whites, who had come into the state with the invading armies, ratified the 14th and 15th amendments to the Federal Constitution and governed the community until 1869.
Amendments have been rather freely adopted.
The public school system of Colorado dates from 1861, when a school law was passed by the Territorial legislation; this law was superseded by that of 1876, which with subsequent amendments is still in force.
His suggestions and amendments were accepted, and the decree embodies the doctrines that Pole had always held of justification by a living faith which showed itself in good works.
Though strongly opposed to the adoption of that constitution, owing to what he regarded as its dangerous infringements upon the independent power of the states, he accepted the place of senator in hope of bringing about amendments, and proposed the Tenth Amendment in substantially the form in which it was adopted.
These items can be criticized, and reduced (but not increased) by amendments proposed by private members.
The Orange River parliament also approved with only slight alterations; the Natal parliament made some amendments, but they were of a minor character.
The draft act, with its " one vote one value " principle, its three-membered constituencies and its scheme for proportional representation, threatened Dutch supremacy in the rural districts, and aroused the opposition of Hofmeyr, who secured the passage of amendments through the Cape parliament which destroyed the principle of equal rights.
Amendments suggested by the legislature have been frequently adopted, and one, adopted in 1862, provided that the question of a general revision of the constitution shall be submitted to a popular vote once every sixteen years and at such other times as may be provided by law.
The state is governed under the constitution of 1844, with subsequent amendments of 1875 and of 1897.
Money bills originate in the lower house, but the Senate may propose amendments.
Amendments to the constitution must first be passed by the legislature at two consecutive sessions (receiving a majority' vote of all members elected to each house), and then be ratified by the voters at a special election, and no amendment or amendments may be submitted by the legislature to the people oftener than once in five years.
The state readily consented to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Federal Constitution, but in 1868 withdrew its consent to the latter.
The local parliament subsequently suggested certain amendments, one of them being that Sydney should be the federal capital.
From 1819 to 1875 twelve amendments were adopted; in 1875, after nine more were added, the twenty-one were incorporated in the text; and between 1875 and 1899 nine more were adopted.
All revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives, but to such bills the Senate may propose amendments provided they relate solely to raising revenue.
Amendments had been made in the colonial law giving parliament fuller control over Congo affairs and securing greater independence for the judicature.
In addition to these four constitutional conventions, mention should be made of the special body chosen in 1861 to decide the question of secession, which retained supreme though irregular control of the state during the Civil War, and some of whose acts had all the force of promulgated constitutional amendments.
Up to 1909 37 constitutional amendments were submitted to the people for adoption or rejection, and 22 were adopted.
An amendment which was adopted (177,615 for; 147,290 against) in November 1908, and came in effect on the 4th of December 1908, provides for initiative and referendum applying to statutory law and to constitutional amendments, but emergency measures, and appropriations for the state government, for state institutions, and for public schools are exempt from referendum.
Among defeated amendments that are indicative of socio-political tendencies was one (1896) to authorize cities of a population of 30,000 or more to purchase, erect or maintain waterworks or lighting plants.
It is divided into three co-ordinate branches, legislative, executive and judicial, and is carried on under the provisions of the constitution of 1886, profoundly modified by the amendments of 1905.
The state is still governed under its original constitution of 1857, with the amendments adopted in 1902, 1906 and 1908.
Bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may offer amendments.
Until 1902 the legislature was the sole law-making body in the state, but on the 2nd of June of this year the voters adopted a constitutional amendment which declared that "the people reserve to themselves power to propose laws and amendments to the constitution, and to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislative assembly, and also reserve power at their own option to approve or reject at the polls any act of the legislative assembly."
In June 1906 five laws and five amendments to the constitution, proposed by initiative petitions, and one law on which the referendum was ordered by petition, were submitted to a popular vote.
The measures to be voted on consisted of eleven laws or constitutional amendments proposed by initiative petition, four constitutional amendments referred to the people by the legislature, and four laws upon which the voters had ordered a referendum.
Laws now in force in the Territory of Orleans with Alterations and Amendments adapted to the present Form of Government."
Hendricks, History and Government of Indiana (New York, 1908), The Legislative and State Manual of Indiana (Indianapolis, published biennially by the State librarian), Constitutions of 1816 and 1851 of the State of Indiana with Amendments (Indianapolis, 1897), School Law of Indiana, with Annotations (Indianapolis, 1904), and Wm.
The convention declared slave property to be " before and higher than any constitutional sanction " and forbade amendments affecting it; but it provided for a popular vote on the alternatives, the " constitution with slavery " or the " constitution with no slavery."
Instead, however, of insisting on the adoption of the note to which it had agreed, Lord Aberdeens ministry recommended the tsar to accept some amendments to it suggested by Lord Stratford, which it was disposed to regard as unimportant.
They,satisfied themselves with engrafting on it a series of amendments which, on the whole, secured rather more liberal terms of compensation for existing interests.
Some of these amendments were adopted by Gladstone; a compromise was effected in respect of the others; and the bill, which had practically occupied the whole session, and had perhaps involved higher constructive skill than any measure passed in the previous half-century, became law.
With this object an autumn session was held, and the Parish Councils Act, introduced by Mr Fowler (afterwards Lard Wolverhampton), was passed, after important amendments, which had been introduced into it in the House of Lords, had been reluctantly accepted by Gladstone.
Special legislation of several specified kinds is forbidden, especially by amendments of 1871 and 1892; and the constitution as adopted in 1848 prohibited the legislature's authorizing any lottery or granting any divorce.
Instead of accepting the Constitution upon the condition of amendments, - in which way they might very likely have secured large concessions, - the Anti-Federalists stood for unconditional rejection, and public opinion, which went against them, proved that for all its shortcomings the Constitution was regarded as preferable to the Articles of Confederation.
The government resigned in March 1893 on the refusal of the chamber to accept the Senate's amendments to the budget.
Amendments may be submitted through a majority of the members elected to both houses of the legislature or through a petition signed by 15% of the electorate, and a proposed amendment becomes a part of the constitution if the majority of the votes cast at a popular election are in favour of it.
The unique feature of the banking system (with amendments adopted by the second legislature becoming effective on the 11th of June 1909) is a fund for the guaranty of deposits.
As there is less interest in amendments than in the election of members of the legislature, only two out of a large number of amendments proposed from time to time by three-fifths of the members elected to each house have been adopted.
He was a member of the state constitutional convention of and one of the committee of twenty-six which drafted the constitution; he was also a delegate to the state convention of 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution; and according to tradition was the author of the famous "Conciliatory Resolutions," or proposed amendments to the constitution, which did much to win over Samuel Adams and John Hancock to the side of ratification.
The present constitution of Connecticut is that framed and adopted in 1818 with subsequent amendments (33 up to 1909).
Amendments may be proposed not oftener than once in six years by a majority of the members elected to each house of the legislature, but before they can be adopted they must be agreed to first by two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the next succeeding legislature, and later by a majority of all the citizens of the state voting for representatives at the next regular election.
Tennessee was the first of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (July 24, 1866), after ratifying the Constitution of the United States with amendments, declaring the ordinance of secession void, voting to abolish slavery, and declaring the war debt void.
Members suggested potential amendments on several points throughout the Bill.
Any MSP may lodge amendments at Stage 2, and there is no limit on the number of amendments that may be lodged.
This would involve consequential amendments to the 1972 European Communities Act.
There were minor amendments to stamp duty in October 1999.
The FA 1975 and subsequent amendments were consolidated into the Capital Transfer Tax Act 1984 (CTTA 1984 ).
Following consultation the Government will put forward legislative amendments in Finance Bill 2005.
Instead, substantive amendments to the existing provisions are proposed.
The draft amendments were sent to the Legislative Yuan for approval on June 6, 2003.
After only a few months in the House of Commons, I therefore found myself moving opposition amendments at the Dispatch Box.
But a number of proposed amendments also received brickbats from certain quarters.
Article 12 amendments to the bylaws 1. The EB or the IC only may move a motion to amend the Bylaws.
The remaining regulations make amendments consequential to the above.
The attached report sets out the key issues raised during the public consultation, and proposed amendments to the draft document.
Other business will include the receipt of the draft epistle, and amendments to Quaker faith & practice.
Amendments introduced by the Enterprise Act 2002 sought to redress the perceived imbalance in favor of the bankrupt.
Finally, the amendments correct an infelicity in the drafting of the recital.
Some fairly minor amendments to the voluntary Statements of Practice had been made.
In either case, no ' effects ' (amendments or partial repeals) are noted.
Attached to the agreement was the draft sublease, but substantial amendments had to be made to it.
The amendments made by this subsection apply only where the trial of the action begins after this section comes into force.
The 1994 amendments resulting from the European directives conflicted with the primary legislation and were therefore ultra vires, null and void.
We will not accept amendments over the phone, unless the matter is extremely urgent.
The new byelaws revoke and replace with amendments previous byelaws made by the verderers and the order revokes the orders confirming the revoked byelaws.
The addition of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution caused a reaction, the Democratic party secured control in 1870, and in 1871 the constitutional amendment of 1866 was abrogated.
The federal constitution to make provision to enable each state to make amendments in the constitution if necessary for the purposes of federation.
Thirteen censors chosen septennially were empowered to suggest amendments and to call a convention to pass upon them.
In spite of strenuous government opposition, inspired by the authorities of the Orthodox Church, amendments were carried allowing dissident ministers to assume ecclesiastical titles and to preach, and permitting Christians to join non-Christian religions or even to describe themselves as unbelievers.
Failing in this he suggested amendments, the substance of several of which was afterwards embodied in the present Bill of Rights.
By an amendment of 1898 an amendment may be suggested by a majority of both houses of the legislature and comes into effect if approved by a majority of all electors voting at the general election at which the amendment is voted upon; if two or more amendments are submitted at the same election voters shall vote for or against each amendment separately.
The present constitution contains the same clause as the third for the proposal of amendments by the legislature, and makes the unique provision that if the people vote for a convention when the question is submitted to them-this must be as often as once in twenty years-the delegates shall be elected and shall assemble at an appointed time and place without the call of the legislature, this being the result of the governor's veto, in 1887, of a bill for calling a convention in response to an overwhelming vote of the people in favour of it.
The opposition to the growth of American nationality which characterized the later years of that party found expression in a resolution of the general assembly that a bill for incorporating state troops in the Federal army would be " utterly subversive of the rights and liberties of the people of the state, and the freedom, sovereignty and independence of the same," and in the prominent part taken by Connecticut in the Hartford Convention (see Hartford) and in the advocacy of the radical amendments proposed by it.
Nick Wilson and Richard Gallafent provided suggestions for further amendments which will now be incorporated.
There is also a typescript copy with amendments, 12 pages.
Amendments were made to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
The official American Idol website also provides updates on audition information and lists any amendments made to times or venue listings.
On the other hand, a two-thirds majority of each house of the legislature may submit an amendment or amendments to popular vote at the next general election, when the approval of a majority of the qualified voters is necessary for ratification.
The addition of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution caused a divided reaction.
Vermont has been governed under the constitution of 1777, that of 1786 and that of 1793, with twentyeight amendments, of which the first was adopted in 1828, the second to thirteenth in 1836, the fourteenth to twenty-third in 1850, the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth in 1870, and the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth in 1883.
Many amendments suggested by him were introduced in the debates on the constitution; in 1870 he undertook a mission to South Germany to strengthen the national party there, and was consulted by Bismarck while at Versailles.
Richmond is governed under a charter of 1870 with amendments.
The governor's control over appointments was strengthened by the constitution of 1851 and by the subsequent creation of statutory offices, boards and commissions, but the right of veto was not given to him until the adoption of the constitutional amendments of 1903.
For the administration see the Constitution of the State of Ohio, adopted June 1851 (Norwalk, Ohio, 1897), and amendments of 1903 and 1905 published separately; the annual reports of the state treasurer, auditor, board of state charities and commissioner of common schools, the Ellis municipal code (1902) and the Harrison school code (1904).
The constitution upon which the government of Cuba rests was framed during the period of the United States military government; it was adopted the 21st of February 1901, and certain amendments or conditions required by the United States were accepted on the 12th of June 1901.
All bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, but the senate may propose and concur with amendments as on other bills.
But in spite of the fiasco of the Irish Councils Bill (1907), the struggles over education (Mr Birrell's bill of 1906 being dropped on account of the Lords' amendments), the rejection by the peers of the Plural Voting Abolition Bill (1906), and the failure (again due to the Lords) of the Scottish Small Holdings Bill and Valuation Bill (1907), which at the time made his premiership appear to be a period of bitter and unproductive debate, a good many reforming measures of some moment were carried.
Should the act be again passed without amendments it becomes law; if, however, the suggested amendments are accepted the act must go over to the next session.
Administration.-The state is governed under the constitution of 1842, with amendments adopted in 1854, 1864, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1892, 1893, 1900, 1903, 1909.
Amendments to the constitution must be passed by both houses of the General Assembly at two consecutive sessions, and must then be ratified by three-fifths of the electors of the state present and voting thereon in town and ward meetings.
He made his last speech in the House of Commons on the 1st of March 1894, acquiescing in some amendments introduced by the Lords into the Parish Councils Bill; and on the 3rd of March he placed his resignation in the queen's hands.
In 1907 the legislature proposed an amendment providing for the application of initiative and referendum to statutory laws and constitutional amendments; two years later the legislature passed a substitute resolution, which omits the clause regarding amendments of the constitution, and which, if passed by the legislature of 2922 will be put to popular vote at the general election of 1912.
All revenue measures must originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may introduce amendments.
The constitution which then went into effect provided for a General Court consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives and made the Council a body advisory to the state president; the 1784 instrument was much amended in 1792, when the title of president was changed to governor, but with the amendments adopted in that year it is in large measure the constitution of to-day.
Like the previous constitutions of 1776, 1792 and 1831, it was promulgated by a constitutional convention without submission to the people for ratification, and amendments may be adopted by a two-thirds vote of each house in two consecutive legislatures.
Delegates to a new constitutional convention were elected in 1868, the constitution framed by this body was ratified in November 1869, state officers and congressmen were elected the same day, the new legislature ratified the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, and on the 30th of March 1870 Texas was readmitted to the Union.
Amendments to the constitution must be passed by both houses of the legislature at two consecutive sessions, and must then be ratified by popular vote.
It has in more than one instance already exercised its power as a checking and restraining authority with good effects - its amendments even on substantial points having been several times accepted by the Lower Chamber.
The legislatures of Massachusetts and Connecticut approved of these proposed amendments and sent commissioners to Washington to urge their adoption, but before their arrival the war had closed, and not only did the amendments fail to receive the approval of any other state, but the legislatures of nine states expressed their disapproval of the Hartford Convention itself, some charging it with sowing "seeds of dissension and disunion."
Ordinary amendments are proposed by a three-fifths majority in each house, and are also subject to popular approval.
Amendments to the constitution must be passed by a majority of each house of the legislature at two consecutive sessions and submitted to a vote of the people at the next regular election.