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DISPOSITION OF CERTIFICATE. This certificate is to be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and a duplicate, sigued by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatires, and attested by the tellers, transmitted to the Governor-elect.
ACTION AFTER RETURNS ARE ANNOUNCED AND CERTIFICATES SIGNED. The committee of introduction then conduct the President and members of the Senate to their Chamber and retire. The tellers make out a report of the number of votes given for each peo voted for, including a copy of the certificate, and this report is made to the Senate and House respectively, and entered on the Journals. The same form of proceeding is fu lowed il cuntis the vote for Lieutenant-Governor, State Treasurer, Auditor-General and Secretary of Internal Affairs.
INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. The oath of office is administered to the Governor in the presence of the Legislature and State officers, by some person authorized to administer oaths (usually the chief justice of the Supreme Court), on the third Tuesday of January following his election.
The Lleutenant-Governor takes the oath of office on the same day in the presence of the Senate.
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 einer House, us to change its original purpose.
No vill shall be considered unless referred to a coinmittee, returned therefrom, and printed for the use of the memtes.
No bill. except general appropriation bills, shall be passed containing more than one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title.
Every vill skull be read at length on three different days, in each House; all amendments made thereto shall be printed for the use vf the members before the final roie is taken ou the bill, and 110 bill shall become a law, unless on its tual passage the vote be taken by yeas and Days, the names of the persous voting for and against the same be entered on the Journal, and a majority of the unewliers elected to each House be recorded tue eou as voting in its favor.
No amendment tu bills by one House shall be concurred in by the other, except by the vote of a majority of the members elected thereto, taken by yeas and nuys, and the names of those voting for and against recorded upon the Journal thereof; and reports of committees vi conference shall be adopted in either House only by the vote of a majority of the members lected the eto, taken by yeas and liays, and 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, amended, extended or conferred shall be reenacted and published at length.
The General Assetubly shall not pass any local or special law-
Vacating roads, town plats, streets or alleys :
Creating offices, or prescribing the powers and duties of vificers in counties, cities, boroughs,
Regulating the practice or jurisdietion of, or changing the rules of evidence in any judicial proceeding or inquiry before courts, aldermen, justices of the peace, sheriffs, commissioners. arbitrators, auditors. masters in chancery, or other tribunals, or providing or changing methods for the collection of debts, or the enforcing of judgments, or prescribing the effect of judicial sales of real estate:
Regulating the fors, or extending the powers and duties of aldermen, justices of the peace, magistrateg or constables :
Regulating the management of public schools, the building or repairing of school houses, and the raising of money for such purposes :
Fixing the rate of interest:
Affecting the estates of minors or persons under disability, except after due notice to all parties in interest. to be recited in the special enactinent:
Remitting fines, penalties and forfeitures, or refunding moneys legally paid into the treasury:
Granting to any corporation, association or individual any special or exclusive privilege or immunity, or to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down a railroad track:
Xor shall the General Assembly indirectly enact such special or local law by the partial repeal of a general law; but laws repealing local or special acts may be passed :
Nor shall any law be passed 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 notice of the intention to apply therefor shall have been published in the locality where the matter or the thing to be affected may be situated, which notice 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 art shall be passed.
No hill shall he passed giving any extra compensation to any public officer, servant, employe. 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 officer, or increase or diminish his salary or emoluments, after his election or appointment.
The general appropriation bill shall enhrace nothing but appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the prerutive, logislative and judicial departments of the Commonwealth, interest on the public dent. And for public schools; all other appropriations shall be made by separate bills, each embracing but one suhjert.
No money shall be paid out of the treasury, except upon appropriations made by law, and on warrant drawn by the proper officer in pursuance thereof.
No appropriation shall be made to any charitable or erlucational institution not under the absolute control of the Commonwealth, other than normal schools established hy law for the professional training of teachers for the public schools of the State, except by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House.
No appropriations, except for pensions or gratuities for military services, shall be made for charitable, educational or benevolent purposes, to any person or community, nor to any denomina. tional or sectarian institution, corporation or association.
The General Assembly may make appropriations of money to institutions wherein the widows of soldiers are supported or assisted, or the orphans of soldiers are maintained and educated; but such appropriation shall be applied exclusively to the support of such widows and orphans
The General Assembly shall not delegate to any special commission, private corporation or association, any power to make, supervise or interfere with any municipal improvement, money, property or effects, whether held in trust or otherwise, or to levy taxes or perform any municipal function whatever.
No act of General Assembly shall limit the amount to be recovered for injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to persons or property; and, in case of death from such injuries, the right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly sball prescribe for whose benefits such actions shall be prosecuted. No act shall prescribe any limitations of time within which sulis may be brought against corporations for injuries to persons or property, or for other causes, different fra those fxed by general laws regulating actions against natural persons, and such acts now existing are avoided.
No act of General Assembly shall authorize the investment of trust funds by erecutors, administrators, guardians, or other trustees, in the bonds or stock of any private corporation, and such acts now existing are avoided, saving investments heretofore made.
The power to change the venue in civil and criminal cases shall be vested in the courts, to be exercised in such manner as shall be provided by law.
No obligation or liability of any railroad or other corporation, held or owned by the Commonwealth, shall ever be exchanged, transferred, remitted, postponed, or in any way diminished, by the General Assembly, nor shall such liability or obligation be released, except by payment thereof into the State Treasury.
When the General Assembly shall be convened in special session, there shall be no legislation upon subjects other than those designated in the proclamation of the Governor calling such session.
No State office shall be continged or created for the inspection or measuring of any merchandise, manufacture or commodity, but any county or municipality may appoint such officers when authorized by law.
No law changing the location of the Capitol of this State shall be valid until the same shall have been submitted to the qualified electors of the Commonwealth, at a general election, and ratified and approved by them.
ACT REGULATING THE PUBLICATION OF APPLICA
TIONS FOR LOCAL OR SPECIAL LEGISLATION.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That no local or special bill, either to repeal or enact a law, shall be passed by the Legislature, unless notice of the intention to apply therefor shall be published in the locality where the matter or thing to be affected may be situated, which notice shall state specifically the title and objects of the bill, and shall be published by not less than four insertions in at least two daily or weekly newspapers, one of which may be in a language, other than English, once a week for four consecutive weeks, printed in the county, or in each of the several counties, where such matter or thing to be affected may be situated; the first insertion to be at least thirty days prior to and within three months immediately preceding the introduction of such bill into the General Assembly, and be signed by at least one of the parties applying therefor: Provided, That the publication in one newspaper shall be deemed sufficient where but one is published in the county or counties aforesaid.
Section 2. The evidence of the publication aforesaid shall be by attaching to a bill a copy or copies, as the case may be, of sakl notice, verified by the affidavit of the owner, publisher, editor or foreman of each of the several newspapers in which said notice is by this act required to be published, of due compliance with the preceding section.
Section 3. That when such local or special bill shall affect any matter or thing situated in any city or borough, said publication shall be in two of the newspapers published in said city or borough, if so many there be ; and if there be but one, a publication in that one shall be deemed sufficient; if there be no newspaper published in said city or borongh, then by publication in the newspaper or newspapers of the county in which said city or borough is located, as provided in the first section of this act. (Act of February 12, 1874, P. L. 43.)
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1921-1922.
MAX ARON. Philadelphia, was horn in Russia, Ortober 15, 1885; was brought to this country
when two years of age, and received his education in the Philadelphia public schools; in 1903, he was graduated with honors from the Central High School of Philadelphia, and, after re. ceiving his diploma from the University of Pennsyl ania, was admitted to the bar in October, 1907; was appointed Assistant City Solicitor in 1910, and served until January. 1912; is a Republican and has actively participated in many campaigns of his party; elected to the House of Representatives on March 28, 1913, to succeed Honorable Jolin H. Riebel, deceased ; re-elected
in 1914, 1916 and in 1918; elected to the Senate in November, 1920. FRANK E. BALDWIN. Potter County, was horn at Duke Center, McKean County, Pa., June 4.
1866; attended public schools. Chamberlain Institute at Randolph, N. Y., St. Bonaventures College, Allogany, N. Y.; taught school three years: graduated from the Law Department of the University of Michigan in 1893 ; located at Austin, Potter County, Pa., in 1894, where he has since followed the legal profession; is interested in real estate, banking and oil business: is president of the Bank of Austin ; was Mercantile Appraiser of McKean County in 1893 ; sertad as Burgess of Austin, two terms: school director, five years, and postmaster, seren years, was Chairman of the Republican County Committee in 1902; was also Delegate to Republican State Conventions; elected to the Senate in 1908; and again in November, 1916; re-elected in November, 1920; elected President pro tempore of the Senate at the close of the sexsjon of
1919, and served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the session of 1921, WALLACE J. BARNES. Wayne County, was born at Beach Lake, Wayne County. Pa., August
16, 1861 ; attended the pub'ic schools tove, it'll these became a student at Chili Seminary, North Chili, New York; taught ir a few years in the public schouli .f Wayne County, then engaged in lumbering, which occupation he has more or less followed up to the present time: on September 24, 1884, was married to Miss Elizabeth G. Oliver; in 1911, was elected prothonotary and clerk of the courts of Wayne County, and re-elected in 1915; resigned this office December 1, 1918, to assune the duties of State Senator to which office he was elected in
November, 1918. CADWALLADER M. BARR, Allegheny County, was horn at Parkers Landing. Armstrong County,
Pa., Marrh 12. 1876; was educated in the public schools and Washi gton and Jefferson College: taught in the public and high schools of Pennsylvania ; since 1903 has been engaged in the investment banking business in Pittsburgh; enlisted in the United States Army, having heon commissioned a Captain in the Construction Division, Quartermaster Corps, and was honorably
discharged December, 1918; oleceed to the Senate in November, 1918. *CLEON N. BERNTHEIZEL, Lancaster County, was born in Colombia, Lancaster County, Pa..
October 13, 1874 ; educated in public and private schools: was graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1898, and is engaged in the practice of law at Columbia, Pennsylvania ; was a member of the House of Representatives, sessions of 1913 and 1915; electer District Attoruny of Lancaster County in November, 1915; was a Major and Judge Arivocate of the Seventh Division, N. G. U. S.. Mexican Border Service; served in the World War as Lieutenant Colonel and Judge Advocate of the Twenty-eighth Division, U. S. A.: was elerted to the Senate
at a special election in December, 1920, to succeed Honorable Horuce L. Haldeman, deceased. JAMES SLINGLUFF BOYD, Montgomery County, was born in Norristown. Montgomery County, Pa., July 11, 1883: was graduated from the Norristown High School in 1900, and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905; while attending the University was a member of the track team of which he was captain during 1904-05, and established a new record for putting to sixteen pound shot; was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Sphinx Senior Societs: followed journalism from 1905 until 1909, and contributed to a number of magazines and papers; since 1909 has been engaged in the automobile business ; was a member of the House
of Representatives, session of 1917; elected to the Senate in November, 1918. OLARENCE J. BUCKMAN, Burks County, was born in Middletown township. Burks County. Ps., Octoher 31. 1879 : reared on a farm and attended the public schools, graduating from the Halme ville High School in 1894; prepared for college at State Model School, Trenton, X. J., from which he was graduated in 1897; entered the Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania and was graduated therefrom at the age of twenty years in 1900: is a member of the bars of Burks and Philadelphia Counties, and of the law firm of Buckman and Burkman: director of the Farmers' National Bank of Bucks County; was a memher of the Republican County Committee of Burks County for five years: served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention in 1907. and to the Repuhliran National Convention in 1916: was a member of the House of Representations. session of 1909; elected to the Senate in 1910; re-elected in 1914, and in November, 1918 : plected President pro tempore of the Senate at the close of the session of 1917, and served as
President pro tempore of the Senate during the session of 1919. ALFRED M. CHRISTLEY. Butler County, was born at Monitean, Butler County, Pa., January 13, 1860; attended public schools and worked
farm in early hoy: entered ? Sunbury Academy, from which he was graduated, and later entered Gmre City College: imme diatrly after his school work he read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1887; serted as district attorney of Butler County from 1896 to 1900, and since then he has devoted his time to the practice of law and business; in 1908, he purchased the Butler Citizen, of which he is the editor-in-chief, is also president of the Citizen Printing Company, which he organizer is a director and treasurer of the Consoidated Coal and Coke Company and of the Plumille Supply Company, and a director of the Butler Steam Laundry Company: serred several terms as Republican County Chairman : also served as State committeeman, delegate to the Repub. lican National Convention in 1908, and Presidential elector in 1912, voting for Theodore Roosevelt; was elected to the Senate in November, 1920. *Elected December 21, 1920, to fill taraney caused by death of Horace L. Haldeman, Ortohet 27, 1920,