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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK.

Adopted November 3, 1816.

AS AMENDED AND IN FORCE JANUARY 1, 1887.

PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL IN OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,

UNDER DIRECTION OF FREDERICK COOK, SECRETARY O

F GONGRESISTENT

PSNIPLICATE

ALBANY:
WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY. PRINTERS

1887.

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266892 MARCH 1930

THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,

ADOPTED NOVEMBER 3, 1846.

AS AMENDED AND IN FORCE JANUARY 1, 1887.

ARTICLE I.
Section 1. No person to be disfranchised.
Sec. 2. Trial by jury.
Sec. 3. Religious liberty.
Sec. 4. Writ of habeas corpus.
Sec. 5. Bail, fines.
Sec. 6. Grand jury.
Sec. 7. Private property – Private roads.
Sec. 8. Freedom of speech and of the press.
Sec. 9. Two-third bills.
Sec. 10. Right of petition — Divorces — Lotteries.
Sec. 11. Right of property in lands — Escheats.
Sec. 12. Feudal tenures abolished.
Sec. 13. Allodial tenure.
Sec. 14 Certain leases invalid.
Sec. 35. Fines and quarter sales abolished.
Sec. i6. Sale of lands.

Sec. 17. Old colony laws and acts of the Legislature — Com. mon law — Commissioners to be appointed – their duties.

Sec. 18. Grants of land since 1775 — Prior grants.

ARTICLE II. Section 1. Qualification of voters.

Sec. 2. Persons excluded from right of suffrage - Challenge Laws to be passed excluding from right of suffrage.

Sec. 3. Certain employments not to affect residence of voters.
Sec. 4. Laws to be passed.
Sec. 5. Election to be by ballot.

ARTICLE III. Section 1. Legislative powers.

Sec. 2. Senators, number of — Members of Assembly, number of.

Sec. 3. State divided into thirty-two senatorial districts-boundaries thereof-Board of supervisors of the city of New York to divide the county into Senate districts — Certificate, etc., to be filed.

Sec. 4. Enumeration to be taken in 1855, and every ten yearsSenate districts, how altered.

Sec. 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 Assembly 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.

Sec. 6. Pay of members.
Sec. 7. No member to receive an appointment.
Sec. 8. Persons disqualified from being members.
Sec. 9. Time of election fixed.
Sec. 10. Powers of each house.
Sec. 11. Journals to be kept.
Sec. 12. No member to be questioned, etc.
Sec. 13. Bills may originate in either house.
Sec. 14. Enacting clause of bills.
Sec. 15. Assent of a majority of all the members required, etc.
Sec. 16. Restriction as to private and local bills.

Sec. 17. Existing law not to be made a part of an act except by inserting it therein.

Sec. 18. Private and local bills, in what cases they may not be passed-General laws to be passed-Street railroads, condition upon which they may be authorized.

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