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port the constitution of the United States, and
SECTION 1. Either branch of the legislature may propose amendments to this constitution,
and if the same be agreed to by three-fifths of the members elected to each house, such proposed amendments shall be entered on the jourmals, with the yeas and nays, and published at least once each week in at least one newspaper in each county, where a newspaper is published, for three months immediately preceding the next election of senators and representatives, at which election the same shall be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection, and if a majority of the electors voting at such election adopt such amendments, the same shall become a part of this constitution. When more than one amendment is submitted at the same election, they shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately.
SEC. 2. When three-fifths of the members Convention to
it necessary to call a convention to revise, amend or change this constitution, they shall recommend to the electors to vote at the next election of members of the legislature for or against a convention; and if a majority voting at said election vote for a convention, the legislature shall, at its next session, provide by law for calling the same. The convention shall consistof as many members as the house of representatives. who shall be chosen in the same manner, and shall meet within three months after their election, for the purpose aforesaid. No amendment or change of this constitution, agreed upon by such convention, shall take effect until the same has been submitted to the
elected to each branch of the legislature deem *
electors of the state, and adopted by a majority of those voting for and against the same. (See chap. 3, Comp. Stat., 53.)
Rights pre- SECTION. 1. That no inconvenience may served. - - - arise from the revisions and changes made in the constitution of this state, and to carry the same into effect, it is hereby ordained and declared that all laws in force at the time of the adoption of this constitution, not inconsistent therewith, and all rights, actions, prosecutions, claims, and contracts of this state, individuals, or bodies corporate, shall continue to be as valid as if this constitution had not been adopted. (4 Neb., 539; 6 Neb., 302.) Fine, taso, SEC 2. All fines, taxes, penalties, and for:::::"feitures owing to the state of Nebraska, or to the people thereof, under the present constitution and laws, shall inure to the use of the people of the state of Nebraska under this constitution. o: SEC. 3. Recognizances, bonds, obligations, valid. and all other instruments entered into or executed upon the adoption of this constitution, to the people of the state of Nebraska, to the state of Nebraska, to any state or county officer, or public body, shall remain binding and valid, and rights and liabilfties upon the same shall continue; and all crimes and misdemeanors shall be tried and punished as though no change had been made in the constitution of this state. .* * SEc. 4. . All existing courts which are not in
this constitution specifically enumerated, and concerning which no other provision is herein made, shall continue in existence, and exercise their present jurisdiction until otherwise provided by law. SEc. 5. All persons now filling any office or solo, appointment, shall continue in the exercise of * the duties thereof, according to their respective commissions, elections, or appointments, unless by this constitution it is otherwise directed. (7 Neb., 48.) SEC. 6. The district attorneys now in office potator shall continue during their unexpired terms to hold and exercise the duties of their respective offices in the judicial districts herein created, in which they severally reside. In each of the remaining districts one such officer shall be elected at the first general election, and hold his office until the expiration of the terms of those now in office. SEC. 7. This constitution shall be submitted on. to the peoble of the state of Nebraska, for " adoption or rejection, at an election to be held on the second Tuesday of October, A. D. 1875, and there shall be separately submitted at the same time, for adoption or rejection, the independent article relating to “Seat of government,” and the independent article “Allowing electors to express their preference for United States senator.” SEC. 8. At said election the qualified elec-Election for. tors shall vote at the usual places of voting, and the said election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made according to the laws
Duties of secretary of state.
Forms of ballot.
Returns of election.
now in force regulating general elections, ex- .
cept as herein otherwise provided.