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arrest under any civil process during his attendance at elections, or in going to or return

ing from them. 22. v. The manner of conducting and

making returns of elections, of determining contested elections, and of filling vacancies in office, in cases not specially provided for by this Constitution, shall be prescribed by law, and the General Assembly may declare the cases in which any office shall be deemed vacant where no provision is made for that purpose in this Constitution,

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WEST VIRGINIA. 3. IV. No voter, during the continuance

of an election at which he is entitled to vote, or during the time necessary and convenient for going to and returning from the same, shall be subject to arrest upon civil process, or be compelled to attend any court, or judicial proceeding, as suitor, juror or witness; or to work upon the public roads; or, except in time of war or public danger, to render military service.

WASHINGTON. 19. I. All elections shall be free and

equal; and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free ex

ercise of the right of suffrage. 5. VI. Voters shall, in all cases, except

treasonfelony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections, and in going to and returning therefrom. No elector shall be required to do military duty on the day of any election, except in time of war or public danger.

WYOMING. 27. I. Elections shall be open, free and

equal, and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfare to prevent an untrammeled ex

ercise of the right of suffrage. 3. VI. Electors shall, in all cases, except

treason, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest on the days of election during their attendance at elections, and going to and returning

therefrom. 4. VI. No elector shall be obliged to per

form militia duty on the day of election, except in time of war or public danger.

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Legislative Powers.

LEGISLATIVE POWERS.

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Section 1. The legislative power of this State shall be vested

2 in the Senate and Assembly.

Sec. Art. 1. V. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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ALABAMA. 1. III. The powers of the government of the State of Alabama shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative

to one; those which are executive to another; and those which are judicial, to

another. 2. III. No person, or collection of persons, being of one of those departmenta, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the inatances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.

CALIFORNIA. 1. III. The powers of the government of

the State of California shall be divided into three separate departments -- the legislative, executive and judicial; and no person charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions appertaining to either of the others, except as in this Constitution

expressly directed or permitted. 1. IV. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a Senate and Assembly, which shall be designated the Legislature of the State of California, and the enacting clause of every law shall be as follows: "The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly. do enact as follows."

1. IV.

Toe Legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

ARKANSAS. 1. IV. The powers of the government of the State of Arkansas shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of them to be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative to one, those which are executive to another, and those which are judicial to another.

COLORADO. 3. The powers of the government of

this State are divided into three distinct departments-the legislative, executive and judicial

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and no person, or collection of persons, charged with the exercise of powers properly belongIng to one of these departments shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as in this Consti. tution expressly directed or per

mitted. 1. V. The legislative power shall be

vested in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives, both to be elected by the people.

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legislative, executive and judicial; and no person properly belonging to one of the departments shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the others, except in cases expressly provided for by this Constitution.

GEORGIA. 1. XI. Par. XXIII. The legislative, judi

cial and executive powers shall forever remain separate and distinct, and no person discharging the duties of one shall at the same time exercise the functions of either of the others, except as

herein provided. 1. III. Par. I. The legislative power of

the state shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

CONNECTICUT. 2. The powers of government shall

be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative to one; those which are executive to another; and those which are judicial to an

other. 1. III. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in two distinct houses or branches; the one to be styled The Senate, and the other The House of Representatives, and both together The General Assembly. The style of their laws shall be, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened.

IDAHO. 1. III. The legislative power of the State

shall be vested in a Senate and House of Representatives. The enacting clause of every bill shall be as follows: “ Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho."

DELAWARE. 1. II. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

FLORIDA.

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The powers of the government of

the State of Florida shall be divided into three departments

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and House of Representatives, both to be elected by the people.

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KANSAS. 1. II. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a House of Representatives and Senate.

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INDIANA. 1. III. The powers of the government are divided into three separate departments: The legislative, the executive (including the administrative), and the judicial; and no person charged with official duties under one of these departments shall exercise any of the functions of another except as in this constitution express

ly provided. 1. IV. The legislative authority of the State shall be vested in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. The style of every law shall be: “Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana;” and no law shall be enacted except by bill.

IOWA 1. III. The powers

of government of Iowa shall be divided into three separate departments - the legislative, the executive and the judicial; and no person charged with the

exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any function appertaining to either of the others, except in cases hereinafter expressly dl

rected or permitted. 1. III. The legislative authority of this State shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives; and the style of every law shall be: “Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa"

KENTUCKY. 27. The powers of the government of

the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them to be confined to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are

judicial to another. 28. No person, or collection of per

sons, being of one of those de partments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances hereinafter ex

pressly directed or permitted. 29. The legislative power shall be

vested in a House of Representatives and a Senate, which, together, shall be styled the “ General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

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LOUISIANA. 14. The powers of the government of

the State of Louisiana shall be divided into three distinct de. partments, and each of them to be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative to one, those which are executive to another, and those which are

judicial to another. 19. The legislative power of this State • shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

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MAINE. 1. III. The powers of this government

shall be divided into three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial.

2. III. No person or persons, belonging

to one of these departments, shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the cthers, except in the cases herein expressly directed or permitted.

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I. The legislative body shall semble every year (on the last Wednesday in May, at such other times as they shall judge necessary; and shall dissolve and be dissolved on the day next preceding the said last Wednesday in May); and shall be styled “The General Court of

Massachusetts." 30. I. In the government of this com

monwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men.

1. IV. The legislative power shall be

yested in two distinct branches, a House of Representatives and a Senate, each to have a negative on the other, and both to be styled the Legislature of Maine, and the style of their acts and laws shall be "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Legislature assembled.”

MARYLAND. 1. I. The legislature shall consist of two

distinct branches, a Senate and a House of Delegates, and shall be styled the General Assembly

of Maryland. 8. I. The legislative, executive and ju

dicial powers of government ought to be forever separate and distinct from each other; and no person exercising the functions of one of said departments shall assume or discharge the duties of any other.

MICHIGAN. 1. III. The powers of government are

divided into three departments, the legislative, executive and

judicial. 2. III. No person belonging to one de

partment shall exercise the powers properly belonging to another, except in the cases ex. pressly provided in this consti

tution. 1. IV. The legislative power is vested in

a Senate and House of Representatives,

MASSACHUSETTS. 1. I. The department of legislation

shall be formed by two branches, a Senate and House of Representatives; each of which shall have a negative on the other,

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