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and no member shall be twice expelled for the same offense. Each house may punish by imprisonment any person, not a member thereof, who shall be guilty of disrespect to the house, by disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its presence, but no such imprisonment shall extend beyond twenty-four hours at one time, unless the person shall persist in such disorderly or contemptuous behavior.

Sec. 8. Each house shall keep a journal of;"**

its proceedings, and publish them (except such parts as may require secrecy), and the yeas and nays of the members on any question shall, at the desire of any two of them, be entered on the journal. All votes in either house shall be viva voce. The doors of each house and of [the] committee of the whole shall be open, unless when the business shall be such as ought to be kept secret. Neither house shall, withOut the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days. (4 Neb., 505.)

SEC. 9. Any bill may originate in either Bills.

house of the legislature, except bills appropri-
ating money, which shall originate only in the
house of representatives, and all bills passed by
One house may be amended by the other.
SEC. 10. The enacting clause of a law shall
be, “Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
state of Nebraska,” and no law shall be enacted
except by bill. No bill shall be passed unless
by assent of a majority of all the members
elected to each house of the legislature. And
the question upon the final passage shall be
taken immediately upon its last reading, and

laws.

Same,

Sessions, when held; powers of each house.

of this state. And no person elected as afore-
said shall hold his office after he shall have re-
moved from such district.
SEC. 6. No person holding office under the
authority of the United States, or any lucrative
office under the authority of this state, shall be
eligible to or have a seat in the legislature; but
this provision shall not extend to precinct or
township officers, justices of the peace, notaries
public, or officers of the militia; nor shall any
person interested in a contract with, or an un-
adjusted claim against the state, hold a seat in
the legislature.
SEC. 7. The session of the legislature shall
commence at twelve o'clock (noon) on the first
Tuesday in January, in the year next ensuing
the election of members thereof, and at no oth-
er time, unless as provided by this constitution.
A majority of the members elected to each
house shall constitute a quorum. Each house
shall determine the rules of its proceedings, and
be the judge of the election returns, and qual-
ifications of its members; shall choose its own
officers; and the senate shall choose a tempor-
ary president to preside when the lieutenant-
governor shall not attend as president,
or shall act as governor. The secretary of
state shall call the house of representatives
to order at the opening of each new legislature,
and preside over it until a temporary presiding
officer thereof shall have been chosen and shall
have taken his seat. No member shall be ex-
pelled by either house, except by a vote of two-
thirds of all the members elected to that house,

and no member shall be twice expelled for the same offense. Each house may punish by imprisonment any person, not a member thereof, who shall be guilty of disrespect to the house, by disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its presence, but no such imprisonment shall extend beyond twenty-four hours at one time, unless the person shall persist in such disorderly or contemptuous behavior. SEc. 8. Each house shall keep a journal of;"** its proceedings, and publish them (except such parts as may require secrecy), and the yeas and nays of the members on any question shall, at the desire of any two of them, be entered on the journal. All votes in either house shall be viva voce. The doors of each house and of [the] committee of the whole shall be open, unless when the business shall be such as ought to be kept secret. Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days. (4 Neb., 505.) SEC. 9. Any bill may originate in either Bills. house of the legislature, except bills appropriating money, which shall originate only in the house of representatives, and all bills passed by One house may be amended by the other. Sec. 10. The enacting clause of a law shall: law. be, “Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Nebraska,” and no law shall be enacted except by bill. No bill shall be passed unless by assent of a majority of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. And the question upon the final passage shall be taken immediately upon its last reading, and

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the yeas and nays shall be entered upon the
journal. -
SEC. 11. Every bill and concurrent resolu-

how amended tion shall be read at large on three different

days in each house, and the bill and all amend-
ments thereto shall be printed before the vote
is taken upon its final passage. No bill shall
contain more than one subject, and the same
shall be clearly expressed in its title. And no
law shall be amended unless the new act con-
tains the section or sections so amended, and
the section or sections so amended shall be re-
pealed. The presiding officer of each house
shall sign, in the presence of the house over
which he presides, while the same is in session
and capable of transacting business, all bills and
concurrent resolutions passed by the legislature.
(1 Neb., 194; 4 Neb., 354, 507; 5 Neb., 276, 310,
515; 6 Neb., 33, 234, 484, 509; 7 Neb., 179,412;
8 Neb., 38; 9 Neb., 128, 491, 511; 10 Neb., 206,
279, 299, 477; 13 Neb., 9, 14, 122, 254; 14 Neb.,
30; 15 Neb., 449, 693.
SEC. 12. Members of the legislature, in all
cases except treason, felony or breach of the
peace, shall be privileged from arrest during the
session of the legislature, and for fifteen days
next before the commencement and after the
termination thereof.
SEC. 13. No person elected to the legislature
shall receive any civil appointment within this
state, from the governor and senate during the
term for which he has been elected. And all
such appointments, and all votes given for any
such member for any such office or appointment,

shall be void. Nor shall any member of the legislature, or any state officer, be interested, . either directly or indirectly, in any contract with the state, county, or city, authorized by any law passed during the term for which he shall have been elected, or within one year after the expiration thereof. SEC. 14. The senate and house of represen- How tatives, in joint convention, shall have the sole * power of impeachment, but a majority of the members elect must concur therein. Upon the entertainment of a resolution to impeach by either house, the other house shall at once be notified thereof, and the two houses shall meet in joint convention for the purpose of acting upon such resolution within three days of such notification. A notice of an impeachment of any officer other than a justice of the supreme court, shall be forthwith served upon the chief justice by the secretary of the senate, who shall thereupon call a session of the supreme court to meet at the capital within ten days after such notice to try the impeachment. A notice of an impeachment of a justice of the supreme court shall be served by the secretary of the Senate upon the judge of the judicial district within which the capital is located, and he thereupon shall notify all the judges of the district court in the state to meet with him within thirty days at the capital, to sit as a court to try such impeachment, which court shall organize by electing one of its number to preside. No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members

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