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of the court of impeachment, but judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, profit or trust in this state, but the party impeached, whether convicted or acquitted, shall nevertheless be liable to prosecution and punishment according to law. No officer shall exercise his official duties after he shall have been impeached and notified thereof, until he shall have been acquitted. (3 Neb., 464.) SEc. 15. The legislature shall not pass local or special laws in any of the following cases, that is to say: For granting divorces. Changing the names of persons or places. Laying out, opening, altering, and working roads or highways. Vacating roads, town plats, streets, alleys, and public grounds. Locating or changing county seats. Regulating county and township offices. Regulating the practice of courts of justice. Regulating the jurisdiction and duties of justices of the peace, police magistrates, and constables. Providing for changes of venue in civil and criminal cases. Incorporating cities, towns, and villages, or changing or amending the charter of any town, city or village. Providing for the election of officers in townships, incorporated towns or cities.

Summoning or empaneling grand or petit juries. Providing for the bonding of cities, towns, precincts, school districts, or other municipalities. Providing for the management of public schools. Regulating the interest on money. The opening and conducting of any election, or designating the place of voting. . The sale or mortgage of real estate belonging to minors or others under disability. The protection of game or fish. Chartering or licensing ferries or toll bridges. Remitting fines, penalties, or forfeitures. Creating, increasing and decreasing fees, percentages, or allowances of public officers during the term for which said officers are elected or appointed. Changing the law of descent. Granting to any corporation, association or individual, the right to lay down railroad tracks, or amending existing charters for such purpose. Granting to any corporation, association, or individual, any special or exclusive privileges, immunity or franchise whatever. In all other cases where a general law can be made applicable, no special law shall be enacted. (4 Neb., 412; 5 Neb., 127; 8 Neb., 179, 518; 12 Neb., 94.) SEC. 16. The legislature shall never grant any openextra compensation to any public officer, agent, servant, or contractor, after the services shall have been rendered, or the contract entered into. Nor shall the compensation of any public officer

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be increased or diminished during his term of office. SEC. 17. The legislature shall never alienate the salt springs belonging to the state. SEc. 18. Lands under the control of the state shall never be donated to railroad companies, private corporations, or individuals. SEC. 19. Each legislaturé shall make appropriations for the expenses of the government until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session, and all appropriations shall end with such fiscal quarter. And whenever it is deemed necessary, to make further appropriations for deficiencies, the same shall require a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house, and shall not exceed the amount of revenue authorized by law to be raised in such time. Bills making appropriations for the pay of members and officers of the legislature, and for the salaries of the officers of the government, shall contain no provision on any other subject. (5 Neb., 566; 14 Neb., 444.) SEC. 20. All offices created by this constitution shall become vacant by the death of the incumbent, by removal from the state, resignation, conviction of a felony, impeachment, or becoming of unsound mind. And the legislature shall provide by general law for the filling of such vacancy when no provision is made for that purpose in this constitution. SEC. 21. The legislature shall not authorize any games of chance, lottery, or gift enterprise under any pretense, or for any purpose whatever. Sec. 22. No allowance shall be made for the ox incidental expenses of any state officer except**** the same be made by general appropriation and upon an account specifying each item. No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of a specific appropriation made by law, and on the presentation of a warrant issued by the auditor thereon, and no money shall be diverted from any appropriation made for any purpose, or taken from any fund whatever, either by joint or separate resolution. The auditor shall within sixty days after the adjournment of each session of the legislature, prepare and publish a full statement of all moneys expended at such session, specifying the amount of each item, and to whom and for what paid. (4 Neb., 216; 5 Neb., 566; 6 Neb., 17, 512; 9 Neb., 469; 12 Neb., 408; 14 Neb., 443; 15 Neb., 458,609.)

SEC, 23. No member of the legislature shallo; no be liable in any civil or criminal action what-“” ever for words spoken in debate.

Sec. 24. No act shall take effect until three os calendar months after the adjournment of the Session at which it passed, unless in case of emergency (to be expressed in the preamble or body of the act) the legislature shall, by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house otherwise direct. All laws shall be published in book form within sixty days after the adjournment of each session, and distributed among the several counties in such manner as the legislature may provide. (8 Neb., 148.)


Until otherwise provided by law, senatorial and representative districts shall be formed, and senators and representatives apportioned, as follows:


isol District No. 1. Shall consist of the county of Richardson, and be entitled to two senators. District No. 2. Shall consist of the county of Nemaha, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 3. Shall consist of the county of Otoe, and be entitled to two senators. District No. 4. Shall consist of the county of Cass, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 5. Shall consist of the county of Douglas, and be entitled to two senators. District No. 6. Shall consist of the counties of Douglas and Sarpy, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 7. Shall consist of the county of Washington, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 8. Shall consist of the county of Dodge, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 9. Shall consist of the county of Cuming, and be entitled to one senator. District No. 10. Shall consist of the counties of Burt and Dakota, and be entitled to one Senator. District No. 11. Shall consist of the counties of Madison, Stanton, Wayne, Pierce, Antelope, and Boone, and be entitled to one senator.

*See chapter apportionment, Compiled Statutes, 1885.

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