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tions of the act, entitled “An Ict to revise, amend and consolidate the several laws taxing corporations, brokers and bankers,'' approved the first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand cight hundred and sixty-eight, and the repeal of the aforesaid fourth section of an act, entitled "Un Act rclating to the revenues of the Commonwealtlı,” approved the twenty-first day of March, Umno Domini one thousand cight hundred and seventy-three, shall not have the cffect of re-imposing any tax heretefore repealed by any of said sections: Provieled funTher, That on all payments made of taxes accrued under the aforesaid fourth section of the act approved the twenty-first day of March, Anno Domini one thousand cight hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An Act relating to the revenues of the Comimonwealth," no interest or penalty shall be arged, and an abatement of five per centum shall be allowed when such payment shall be made within thirty days after the date of the approval of this act; ind the repeal of the said fourth section mentioned in this proviso shall take effect as of the first day of January, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred und scventy-four, reserving, however, unto the Commonwealth, the right to collect any and all taxes accruing under said fourth section, prior to the date of repeal, als aforesaid.
Legislation Prohibited by the Constitution,
No law shall be passed.except by bill, and no bill shall be so altered or amended, on its passage through either House, as to change its original purpose.
No bill shall be considered unless referred to it committee, returned therefrom, and printed for the use of the members.
Yo bill, except general appropriation bills, shall be passed containing more than one subjoct, which shall be clearly expressed in its title.
Every bill shall be read at length on three different days, in each House; all amendments mado thereto shall be printed for the use of the members before the final vote is taken on the bill, and no bill shall become a law, unless on its final passage the vote be taken by yeas and nays, the names of the persons voting for and against the same be entered on the journal, and a majority of the members elected to each IIouse be recorded thereon as voting in its favor.
No amendment to bills by one House shall be concurred in by the other, except by the vote of it majority of the members elected thereto, taken by veas and nays, and the names of those voting for and against recorded upon the journal thereof; and reports of committees of conference shall be adopted in either House only by the vote of a majority of the members elected thereto, taken by prasane
days, in the names of those voting recorded upon the journals.
No law shall be revived, amended, or the provisions thereof extended or conferred, by reference to its title only, but so much thereof as is revived, mended, extended or conferred shall be re-enacted and published at length.
The General Assembly shall not pass itly local or special laws
Authorizing the creation, extension or impairing of liens:
Regulating the affairs of counties, cities, townships, wards, horoughs or school districts:
Changing the names of persons or places:
Authorizing the laying out, opening, altering or maintaining roads, highways, streets or allers:
Relating to ferries or bridges, or incorporating terry or bridge companies, except for the erection of bridges crossing streams which form boundaries between this and any other State:
Vacating roads, town plats, streets or alleys:
Relating to remeteries, grievards, or public grounds not of the State:
Authorizing the adoption or legitimation of childreni:
Locating or changing county seats, crorting new counties or changing county lines:
Incorporating cities, towns or villages, or changing their charters:
for the opening and conducting of elections, or fixing or changing the place of voting
lirentino di rovers;
Erecting new townships or boroughs, changing township lines, borough limits or school districts;
Creating offices, or prescribing the powers and (luties of oflicers in wunties, cities, boroughs, townships, clection or school districts:
( 'hanging the law of (lescent or succession :
Regulating the practice or jurisdiction of, or changing the rules of evidence in, any judicial proceeding or inquiry before courts, aldermen, justices of the peace, sheriffs, cominissioners, arbitrators, allditors, masters in chancery or other tribunals, or providing or changing methods for the collection of debts, or the enforcing of judgments, or prescribiing the effect of judicial sales of real estate:
Regulating the fees, or extending the powers and cuties of aldermen, justices of the peace, magistrates or constables:
Regulating the management of publicschools, tire building or repairing of school-houses, and the raising of money for such purposes:
Fixing the rate of interest :
Viecting the estates of prinors or persons wider disability, except after due notice to all parties in interest, to be recited in the special enactment:
Remitting fines, penalties and forfeitures, or refinding money's legally paill into the treasury:
Exempting property from taxation :
Regulating labor, trade, mining or manufacturing:
(reating corporations, or amerding, renewing or extending the charters thereof:
Tiranting to any corpomtion, ilssociation or iudividual :1/19 special or exclusive privilege orima nity, or to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down a railroad track;
Vor shall the General Assembly indirectly enact such special or local law by the partial repcal of it general law; but laws repealing local or special acis may be passed:
Vor shall any law be passeil granting powers or privileges in any case where the granting of such powers and privileges shall have been provided for by general law, nor where the courts have jurisdiction to grant the same or give the relief asked for.
No local or special bill shall be passed unless 110tice of the intention to apply therefor shall have been published in the locality where the matter or the thing to be effected may be situated, which noticc shall be at least thirty days prior to the introduction into the General Assembly of such bill and in the manner to be provided by law; the evidence of such notice having been published, shall be exhibited in the General Assembly before such act shall be passeil.
Yo bill shall be passed giving any extra compensation to any public oflicer, servant, employee, agent or contractor, after services shall have been rendered or contract made, nor providing for the payment of any claim against the Commonwealth without previous authority of law.
No law shall extend the term of any public otlicer, or increase or diminish his salary or emoluments, after luis election or appointinent.
The general appropriation bill shall embrace nothing but appropriations for the ordinary expensoos of the cycentive, legislativa :1111 jodicial de