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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
ARTICLE I. Section 1. No person to be disfranchised. 2. Trial by jury. 3. Religious liberty. 4. Writ of habeas corpus. 5. Bail, fines. 6. Grand jury. 7. Private property.-Private roads. 8. Freedom of speech and of the
press. 9. Two-third bills. 10. Right of petition.—Divorces.
Lotteries. 11. Right of property in lands.
Escheats. 12. Feudal tenures abolished. 13. Allodial tenure. 14. Certain leases invalid. 15. Fines and quarter sales abol
ished. 16. Sale of lands. 17. Old colony laws and acts of the
-their duties. 18. Grants of land since 1775.-Prior
ries thereof. Board of supervisors of the city of New York to divide the county into Senate districts.-Certificate, etc.,
to be filled. 4. Enumeration to be taken in 1855,
and every ten years.-Senate
districts, how altered. 5. Members of Assembly, number
of, and how apportioned and chosen.-Boards of supervisors in certain counties and board of aldermen in New York city to divide the same into Assem. bly districts.-Description of Assembly districts to be filed.-Contents of Assembly districts. -Legislature to reapportion members of Assembly.-Each county entitled to one member. Hamilton county.-Counties and towns may be divided
and new ones erected. 6. Pay of members. 7. No member to receive an ap
pointment. 8. Persons disqualified from being
members. 9. Time of election fixed. 10. Powers of each house. 11. Journals to be kept. 12. No member to be questioned,
etc. 13. Bills may originate in either
house. 14. Enacting clause of bills. 15. Assent of a majority of all the
members required, etc. 16. Restriction as to private and
local bills. 17. Existing law not to be made a
part of an act except by insert
ing it therein. 18. Private and local bills, in what
cases they may not be passed. -General laws to be passed.Street railroads, condition upon
1. Qualification of voters. 2. Persons excluded from right of
suffrage.-Challenge.-Laws to be passed excluding from right
of suffrage. 3. Certain employments not to af
fect residence of voters. 4. Laws to be passed. 5. Election to be by ballot.
1. Legislative powers. 2. Senators, number of.-Members
of Assembly, number of. 3. State divided into thirty-two
which they may be author
ized. 19. The Legislature not to audit or
allow any private claim. 20. Bill imposing a tax, manner of
passing. 21. Same subject. 22. Board of supervisors. 23. Local legislative powers con
ferred on boards of supervis
ors. 24. No extra compensation to be
granted to a public officer, ser
vant, agent or contractor. 25. Sections seventeen and eighteen not to apply to certain bills.
ARTICLE IV. 1. Executive power, how vested. 2. Requisite qualifications of Goy
ernor. 3. Time and manner of electing
ers and duties of.
fice.-Commissioners of the
Canal Fund.-Canal Board.
Governor and Lieutenant-Gov
ernor. 4. Duties and power of Governor.
His compensation. 5. Pardoning power vested in the
Governor. 6. Powers of Governor to devolve
tenant-Governor.-To be Presi-
as Governor in certain cases.
ernor for signature.-It re-
power of.—Effect of judgment, 2. Court of Appeals.-Judges, how
chosen.-Appointment of clerk. 3. Vacancies in office of Judge of
Court of Appeals.-How filled. 4. Causes pending in Court of Ap
peals to be referred to Com.
missioners of Appeals. 5. Commissioners of Appeals.-Va
cancies, how filled.--Chief
Commissioner to be appointed. 6. Supreme Court.-Jurisdiction.
Justices. — Judicial districts, number of Justices in; may be altered without increasing number. Seven Justices to be designated to act as Associate Judges of the Court of Appeals
for the time being. 7. Terms of Supreme Court. 8. Judge or Justice may not sit in
review of decisions made by
him, etc. 9. Vacancy in office of Justice of
Supreme Court, how filled. 10. Judges of Court of Appeals, or
Justices of Supreme Court, to
hold no other office. 11. Removals.-Proceedings in rela
tion to. 12. City courts. 13. Justice of Supreme Court or
Judges of City Courts, how chosen.-Term of office.-Re
striction as to age. 14. Compensation of Judges or Jus
tices.-Not to be diminished
during term of office. 15. County Courts. 16. Local judicial officers. 17. Judge of Court of Appeals, or
Justice of Supreme Court, eleco tion or appointment of.-Ques
ARTICLE V. 1. State officers, how elected and
terms of office. 2. State Engineer and Surveyor,
how chosen and term of office. 3. Superintendent of Public Works,
powers and duties: