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bers and officers of the Legislature, and for the salaries of the officers of the Government, shall contain no provision on any other subject.

Sec. 20. (Vacancies in offices.] 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. [Lotteries prohibited.] The Legislature shall not authorize any games of chance, lottery, or gift enterprise, under any pretense or for any purpose whatever.

Sec. 22. [Money, how drawn; statement legislative expenses.) No allowance shall be made for the 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 wararnt 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.

Sec. 23. [Member not liable for debate.) No member of the legislature shall be liable in any civil or criminal action whatever for words spoken in debate.

Sec. 24. (Acts take effect, when, publication.] No act shall take effect until three 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.

ARTICLE (IV)-LEGISLATIVE APPORTIONMENT.

Until otherwise provided by law, Senatorial and Representative districts shall be formed, and Senators and Representatives apportioned as follows:

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS.

(Senatorial districts.) 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.

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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.

District No. 12. Shall consist of the Counties of Dixon, Cedar, Knox, Holt and the unorganized territory west of Holt, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 13. Shall consist of the Counties of Hall, Howard, Merrick, Greeley and the unorganized territory north of Greeley, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 14. Shall consist of the Counties of Platte and Colfax, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 15. Shall consist of the Counties of Butler and Polk, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 16. Shall consist ofthe County of Saunders, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 17. Shall consist of the County of Lancaster, and be entitled to two Senators.

District No. 18. Shall consist of the Counties of Johnson and Pawnee, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 19. Shall consist of the Counties of Gage and Jefferson, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 20. Shall consist of the County of Saline, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 21. Shall consist of the County of Seward, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 22. Shall consist of the Counties of York and Hamilton, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 23. Shall consist of the Counties of Fillmore and Clay, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 24. Shall consist of the Counties of Adams, Webster, Nuckolls and Thayer, and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 25. Shall consist of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Franklin, Harlan, Phelps, Sherman, Valley, and the unorganized territory west of Sherman, Valley and Senatorial District No. thirteen, (13) and be entitled to one Senator.

District No. 26. Shall consist of the Counties of Lincoln, Dawson, Gosper, Furnas, Red Willow, Frontier, Hitchcock, Dundy, Chase, Keith, Cheyenne, and the unorganized territory west of Frontier, and between Frontier and Chase, and be entitled to one Senator.

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REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS. [Representative districts.) District No. 1. Shall consist of the County of Richardson, and be entitled to four Representatives.

District No. 2. Shall consist of the County of Pawnee, and be entited to two Representatives.

District No. 3. Shall consist of the County of Gage, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 4. Shall consist of the County of Johnson, and be entitled to two Representatives,

District No. 5. Shall consist of the County of Nemaha, and be entitled to three Representatives.

District No. 6. Shall consist of the ('ounty of Otoe, and be entitled to four Representatives.

District No. 7. Shall consist of the County of Lancaster, and be entitled to four Representatives.

District No. 8. Shall consist of the County of Saunders, and be entitled to three Representatives.

District No. 9. Shall consist of the County of Cass, and be entitled to three Representatives.

District No. 10. Shall consist of the County of Sarpy, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 11. Shall consist of the County of Douglas, and be entitled to eight Representatives.

District No. 12. Shall consist of the County of Dodge, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 13. Shall consist of the County of Washington, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 14. Shall consist of the County of Burt, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 15. Shall consist of the County of Cuming, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 16. Shall consist of the County of Dakota, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 17. Shall consist of the County of Dixon, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 18. Shall consist of the County of Jefferson, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 19. Shall consist of the County of Thayer, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 20. Shall consist of the County of Nuckolls, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 21. Shall consist of the County of Webster, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 22. Shall consist of the County of Adams, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 23. Shall consist of the County of Clay, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 24. Shall consist of the County of Fillmore, and be en

District No. 25. Shall consist of the Count yof Saline, and be entitled to one Representative. titled to three Representatives.

District No. 26. Shall consist of the County of Seward, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 27. Shall consist of the County of York, and be entitled to two Representatives.

District No. 28. Shall consist ofthe County of Hamilton, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 29. Shall consist of the County of Hall, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 30. Shall consist of the County of Buffalo, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 31. Shall consist of the County of Lincoln, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 32. Shall consist of the County of Harlan, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 33. Shall consist of the Counties of Howard and Greeley, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 34. Shall consist of the County of Merrick, and be entitledto one Representative.

District No. 35. Shall consist of the County of Polk, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 36. Shall consist of the County of Butler, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 37. Shall consist of the County of Colfax, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 38. Shall consist of the County of Platte, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 39. Shall consist of the County of Madison, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 40. Shall consist of the County of Cedar, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 41. Shall consist of the Counties of Burt and Dodge, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 42. Shall consist of the Counties of Stanton, Wayne and Pierce, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 43. Shall consist of the Counties of Knox and Holt, and the unorganized territory west of Holt, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 44. Shall consist of the County of Antelope, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 45. Shall consist of the Counties of Boone, Valley, Sherman, and the unorganized territory west of Sherman and Valley counties, and west of the thirteenth Senatorial District, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 46. Shall consist of the Counties of Dawson and Frontier, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 47. Shall consist of the Counties of Franklin and Kearney, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 48. Shall consist of the Counties of Furnas, Phelps and Gosper, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 49. Shall consist of the Counties of Cheyenne, Keith, Dundy, Chase, Hitchcock, Red Willow, and the unorganized territory north of the County of Hitchcock, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 50. Shall consist of the Counties of Cass and Saunders, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 51. Shall consist of the Counties of Platte, Colfax and Butler, and be entitled to one Representative.

District No. 52. Shall consist of the Counties of Fillmore and Clay, and be entitled to one Representative.

ARTICLE (V]-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. Section 1. [Officers, terms, residence.) The executive department shall consist of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildings, who shall each hold his office for the term of two years from the first Thursday and the first Tuesday in January next after is election, and until his successor is elected and qualified; Provided, however, that the first election of said officers shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 1876, and each succeeding election shall be held at the same relative time in each even year thereafter. The Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and Treasurer shall reside at the seat of government during their terms of office, and keep the public records, books and papers there, and shall perform such duties as may be required by law.

Sec. 2. (Persons ineligible.] No person shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor who shall not have attained the age of thirty years, and been for two years next preceding his election a citizen of the United States and of this State. None of the officers of the executive department shall be eligible to any other state office during the period for which they shall have been elected.

Sec. 4. [Elections, returns, canvass, contests.] The returns of every election for the officers of the executive department shall be sealed up and transmitted by the returning officers to the Secretary of State, directed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall immediately after the organization of the house, and before proceeding to other business, open and publish the same in the presence of a majority of each house of the legislature, who shall, for that purpose assemble in the hall of the House of Representatives. The person having the highest number of votes for either of said offices shall be declared duly elected; but if two or more have an equal and the highest number of votes, the legislature shall, by joint vote, choose one of such persons for said office. Contested elections for all of said offices shall be determined by both houses of the legislature, by joint vote, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Sec. 5. (Impeachment.) All civil officers of this State shall be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office.

Sec. 6. [Executive power.] The supreme executive power shall be vested in the governor, who shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Sec. 7. Message of governor.] The governor shall, at the commencement of each session, and at the close of his term of office, and whenever the legislature may require, give to the legislature information by message of the condition of the State, and shall recommend such measures as he shall deem expedient. He shall account to the legislature, and accompany his message with a statement of all moneys received and paid out by him, from any funds subject to his order, with vouchers, and, at the commencement of each regular session, present estimates of the amount of money required to be raised by taxation for all purposes.

Sec. 8. [Convening legislature.] The governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the legislature by proclamation, stating therein the purpose for which they are convened, and the legislature shall enter upon no business except that for which they were called together.

Sec. 9. [Proroguing legislature. In case of a disagreement between the two houses with respect to the time of adjournment, the governor may on the same being certified to him by the house first moving the adjournment, adjourn the legislature to such time as he thinks proper not beyond the first day of the next regular session.

Sec 10. (Appointments by governor.) The governor shall nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the senate (expressed by a majority of all the senators elected, voting by yeas and nays), appoint all officers whose offices are established by this constitution, or which may be created by law, and whose appointment, or election is not otherwise by law or herein provided for; and no such officer shall be appointed or elected by the legislature.

Sec. 11. (Vacancies in office, how filled.] In case of a vacancy during the recess of the senate, in any office which is not elective, the governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the senate, (a majority of all the senators elected concurring by voting yeas and nays), shall hold his office during the remainder of the term, and until his successor shall be appcinted and qualified. No person after being rejected by the senate, shall be again nominated for the same office at the same session, unless at request of the senate, or be appointed to the same office during the recess of the legislature.

Sec. 12. [Removal of oiticers.) The governor shall have power to remove any officer, whom he may appoint, in case of incompetency, ne

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