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House of Representatives, to be styled “The General Assembly of the State of Missouri."

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No person or collection of persons, being one, or belonging to one, of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others. The acceptance of an office in either of said departments shall, of itself, and at once, vacate any and all offices held by the person so accepting in either of

the other departments. 33. IV. The legislative power of this State

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

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MONTANA. 1. IV. The powers of the government of

this State are divided into three distinct departments: The legislative, executive and judicial, and no person or collection of persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise

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powers properly belonging to either of the others, except as in this constitution expressly directed or

permitted. 1. V. The legislative power shall be

vested in a Senate and House of Representatives, which shall be designated "The Legislative Assembly of the State of Montana."

NEBRASKA. 1. III. The legislative authority is vested

in a Senate and House of Representatives.

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MISSOURI. 1. II. The powers of government of the State are divided into three distinct departments—the legislative, executive and judicial; and no person or collection of persons, being one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.

III. The powers of government shall

be divided into three distinct departments the legislative, executive and judicial — each of which shall be confided to saparate magistracy, and no person, or collection of persons, charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances in this Constitution expressly directed

or permitted. 1. IV. The legislative power, subject to

the limitations herein contained, shall be vested in a Senate and

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

the State of Nevada 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 functions appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases herein expressly directed or per

mitted. 1. IV. The legislative authority of this

State shall be vested in a Senate and Assembly, which shall be designated “The Legislature of Sec. Art.

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the State of Nevada," and the sessions of such Legislature shall be held at the seat of government of the State.

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a Senate and House of Representatives.

NEW JERSEY. 1. III. The powers of the government

shall be divided into three dls. tinct departments - the legislative, executive and judicial; and no person or persons belonging to, or constituting one of these departments shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others, except

as herein expressly provided. 1. IV. The legislative power shall be

vested in the Senate and General Assembly.

OREGON. 1. III. The powers of the government

shall be 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, ex. cept as in this Constitution ex.

pressly provided. 1. IV. The legislative authority of the

State shall be vested in the legislative assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. The style of every bill shall be "Be it enacted by the legislative assembly of the State of Oregon," and no law shall be enacted except by bill.

NORTH CAROLINA. 8. I. The legislative, executive and su

preme judicial powers of the government ought to be forever separate and distinct from each

other. 1. II. The legislative authority shall be

vested in two distinct branches, both dependent on the people, to wit: A Senate and House of Representatives.

PENNSYLVANIA. 1. II. The legislative power of this

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

NORTH DAKOTA. 25. II. The legislative power shall be

vested in a Senate and a House

of Representatives. 52. II. The Senate and House of Repre

sentatives jointly shall be designated as the Legislative Assembly of the State of North Dakota.

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

shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of

RHODE ISLAND. IV. The powers of the government

shall be distributed into three departments, the legislative, ex

ecutive and judicial. 2. IV. The legislative power, under this

Constitution, shall be vested in two houses, the one to be called the Senate, the other the House of Representatives; and both together the General Assembly. The concurrence

the two houses shall be necessary to the enactment of laws. The style of their laws shall be: "It is

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on the people, who shall hold their offices for two years from the day of the general election.

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SOUTH CAROLINA. 26. I. In the government of this Commonwealth, the legislative, executive and judicial powers of the government shall be forever separate and distinct from each other, and no person or persons exercising the functions of one of said departments shall assume or discharge the duties of any

other. 1. II. The legislative power of this state shall be vested in two distinct branches, the one to be styled

Senate," and the other the "House of Representatives," and both together the " General Assembly of the State of South Carolina."

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TEXAS. 1. II. The powers of the government of

the State of Texas shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall 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; and no person, or collection of persons, being of one of these departments, shall exercise any powers properly attached to either of the others, except in the instances herein

expressly permitted. 1. III. The legislative power of this State

shall be vested in a Senate and House of Representatives, which together shall be styled “The Legislature of the State of Texas."

VERMONT. 2. II. The supreme legislative power

shall be vested in House of Representatives of the freemen of the Commonwealth or State

of Vermont. 6. II. The legislative, executive and ju

diciary departments shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the

powers properly belonging to the other.

III, The supreme legislative power of

this State shall hereafter be exercised by a Senate and the House of Representatives, which shall be styled “The General Assembly of the State of Vermont." Each shall have and exercise the like powers in all

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than one of them at the same time, except as hereinafter pra

vided. 1. v. The legislative power

of this Commonwealth shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Delegates.

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acts of legislation; and no bill, resolution or other thing, which shall have been passed by the one, shall have the effect of, or be declared to be, a law without the concurrence of the other: Provided, That all revenue bills shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with the amendments, as on other bills. Neither house during the session of the General Assembly, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that, in which the two houses shall be sitting, and in case of disagreement between the two houses, with respect to adjournment, the Governor may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper.

WASHINGTON. 1. II. The legislative powers shall be

vested in a Senate and House of Representatives, which shall be called “The Legislature of the State of Washington."

WEST VIRGINIA. 1. VI. The legislative power shall be

vested in a Senate and House of Delegates. The style of their acts shall be: “ Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia."

WISCONSIN. 1. IV. The legislative power shall be

vested in a Senate and Assembly,

VIRGINIA 7. I. That the legislative, executive and

judicial powers should be separate and distinct; and that the members thereof may be restrained from oppression, by feeling and participating the burthens of the people, they should, at fixed periods, be reduced to a private station, return into that body from which they were originally taken, and the vacancies be supplied by frequent, certain and regular elections, in which all or any part of the former members to be again eligible or ineligible, as the laws shall direct.

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WYOMING. 1. II. The powers of the government of

this State are divided into three distinct departments: The leg. islative, executive and judicial, and no person or collection of persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments, shall exercise any powers properly belonging to either of the others, except as in this Constitution expressly directed or per

mitted. 1. III. The legislative power shall be

vested in a Senate and House of Representatives, which shall be designated "The Legislature of the State of Wyoming."

Senate and Assembly, Number of Members.

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, NUMBER OF MEMBERS.

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Sec. 2. The Senate shall consist of fifty members, except as

2 hereinafter provided. The Senators elected in the year one

3 thousand eight hundred and ninety-five shall hold their offices

4 for three years, and their successors shall be chosen for two

5 years. The Assembly shall consist of one hundred and fifty

6 members who shall be chosen for one year.

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in either house, the Governor for the time being shall issue a writ of election to fill such vacancy

for the remainder of the term. 1. IX. The whole number of Senators

shall be not less than one-fourth or more than one-third of the whole number of Representatives.

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ALABAMA. 7. IV. The General Assembly shall consist of not more than thirty-three Senators, and not more than one hundred mernbers of the House of Representatives, to be apportloned among the several districts and counties as prescribed

in this constitution. 9. IV. At the general election in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, Senators shall be elected in the even numbered districts, to serve for two years, and in the odd numbered districts to serve for four years, so that hereafter one-half of the Senators may be chosen blennially. Members of the House of Representatives shall be elected at the general election every second year. The time of service of Senators and Representatives shall begin on the day after the election, except the terms of those elected in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, which shall not begin until the terms of the present members shall have expired. Whenever a vacancy shall occur

2. IX. The House of Representatives shall consist of not more than one hundred members, who shall be apportioned by the General Assembly among the several counties of the State, according to the number of inhabitants in them respectively, as ascertained by the decennial census of the United States for the year eighteen hundred and eighty; which apportionment, when made, shall be subject to alteration until the first session of the General Assembly after the next decennial census of the United States

shall have been taken. 3. IX. It shall be the duty of the General

Assembly, at its first session after the taking of the decennial

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