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Section 3. Liability of corporations to the
where than at seat of govern
ment. 20. Case of disagreement in Gene
ral Assembly as to time of
adjournment. 21. Duties of Secretary of State.
Superintendent of Public In
struction. 22. Duties of other officers of ex
cy in their offices. 23. Vacancies in office not else
where provided for.
3. Bills not to be introduced dur
ing last three days of session. 5. Bribery of officers. %. Expulsion of members no bar to indictment.
Executive Department. 1. Executive officers.- 'Termos of
office.-Commissioner of State
lands. 1. Governor. 2. Election of executive officers.
- Returns.- In case of tie. 4. Contested elections for execu
tive officers. 1. Qualifications of Governor. 6. Governor to be commander-in
chiet of military and naval
forces of the State. 1. He may require information
from officers of executive department.- Execution of the
laws. 1. Messages to General Assembly. 9. Great seal of the State. 19. Grants and commissions. II. Persons ineligible to office of
Governor. 1. Death, conviction on impeach
ment or other disability of
Governor. 11 Impeachment other disa
bility of president of Senate,
acting as Governor. 14 Election to fill vacancy in office
Governor.-Returns.-Contested election. 3. Bills to be presented to Gover
Dor for approval.- Bill not returned within five days to
become a law. 3 Concurrent orders and resolu
tions to be presented to Gov-
Ings in case of veto.
bills 2 General pardoning power. > Extra sessions of General Assembly and convocation else
Judicial Department. 1. Judicial power, where vested.
- Establishment of additional
courts. 2. Supreme Court.-- Chief Justice,
Quorum. 3. Increase of number of judges
of Supreme Court. 4. General jurisdiction of Supreme
Court. 5. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
in quo warranto. 6. Qualifications of judges of Su
Court. Election. Term of office. 7. Clerk and reporter of Supreme
Court. 8. Terms of Supreme Court. 9. Special judges of Supreme
Court. 10. Compensation to Supreme
judges. -- Their disqualifica
tion to hold office. 11. Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 12. Terms of Circuit Courts. 13. Judicial districts. — Judge of
Circuit Court to reside in his
dstrict. 14. Superintending and appellate
jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 15. Equity jurisdiction of Circuit
Courts. 16. Qualifications of judges of Cir
cuit Courts. 17. Election of judges of Circuit
Courts.-- Term of office. 18. Compensation of the same.
Disqualification to hold other office.
Section 45. Separate Criminal Courts abol
ished. Their jurisdiction
transferred to Circuit Courts. 46. County executive officers.
Term of office.- Compensa
tion of assessors. 47. Constables.- Their commissions. 48. Commissions of officers. 49. Style and process of indict
ments. 50. Vacancies in offices provided
for in article 7. 51. Appeals in cases of allowances
for or against counties, cities
or towns. 52. Contested election for county,
township or municipal offices.
Section 19. Clerks of Circuit Courts.-Elec
tion.-Term of office.- To be
ex officio probate clerk. 20. Interest, consanguinity, etc., to
disqualify judge from presid
ing. 21. Special judges of Circuit Courts.
- Powers of same. — Their
qualifications. 22. Exchange of circuits. 23. Charge to juries. 24. Prosecuting attorneys.-Term of
office.- Qualifications. 25. Judges prohibited from practic
ing law. 26. Contempts not in presence of
court or disobedience of pro
cess. 27. Removal of county and town
ship officers. 28. Jurisdiction of County Courts. 29. Judges of County Courts.- Elec
tion.- Term of office.- Quali
fications. 30. Quorum of the county.-Powers.
- Majority must sit. 31. Term of County Courts. 32. Courts of Common Pleas.-Juris
diction. 33. Appeals from County Courts and
Court of Common Pleas. 34. Courts of Probate.-Jurisdiction.
- Terms. 35. Appeals from Probate Courts. 36. Special judges for County and
Probate Courts. 37. Compensation of county judge.
- His jurisdiction in absence of circuit judge from the
county. 38. Justices of the peace.- Election,
Term of office.- Commis
sion. 39. Number of justices of the
peace. 40. Jurisdiction of justices of the
peace. 41. Qualifications of justices of the
Apportionment. 1. Number of Representatives.
Ratio of the same. — Appor
tionment of the same. 2. Division of State and senatorial
districts. - Present senatorial districts and apportionment of
Senators. 3. Principles of formation of sena
torial districts. 4. Apportionments, when to be
Er emption. 1. Exemption of personal property
of persons other than heads of families from seizure for
debt. 2. Exemption of personal property
of heads of families. 3. Homestead exemption. 4. Exemption of the homestead
outside of city, town or vil
lages. 5. Exemption of homesteads situ
ated in city, towns or villages. 6. Exemption for benefit of widow.
-Proviso.- Rights of children
during minority. 7. Separate property of married
women. 8. Scheduling of separate personal
property of married women.
Lines, Section 1. Minimum limits of counties pre
scribed.— Exceptions. 2. Consent of voters of territory
affected requisite to change
county lines. 3. Change of county seat. 4. Lines of new counties. 5. Division of Sebastian county
into two districts.
Section %. Effect of exemptions of Consti
tution of 1868. 10. Homestead exemptions for benefit of minor orphan children.
ARTICLE X. 4riculture, Vining and Mannfacture. 1. Mining, manufacturing and ag
ricultural bureau. 2. State geologist.- Term of office.
- Compensation.- Removal. 2. Exemption from taxation of mines and manufactures. ARTICLE XI.
Militia. 1. Persons liable to military duty.
- Organization of militia. 1. Volunteer companies. 1. Privilege of militia from arrest,
muster, etc. 4. Authority to call volunteers and militia.
ARTICLE XII. Nu necijal and Prirate Corporations. 1. Revocation of existing charters
and grants for non user. 2. Limitation of power of incorpo-
ration by special act. 1. Incorporation of cities and
towns. 4. Limitation of legislative power
of municipal corporations. – Their power of taxation.
Payment of indebtedness. 6. Municipal corporations not
become stockholders. 6 General incorporation laws.
Power of alteration and revo
cation. :. State not to be interested in
stock of corporations, etc. 3. Issue and increase of stock to
private corporations. 1. Compensation for property and
right of way taken for use of
corporations. 3. Legislation authorizing issue of
circulating paper prohibited. 11 Forelo corporations. 2. State not to assume liabilities of
counties or corporations.- Exceptions.
Education. 1. Free school system. 2. School funds to be used exclu
sively for purposes for which
set apart. 3. State school tax.- Poll tax for
school fund. — School district
tax. 4. Supervision of public schools, etc.
ARTICLE XV. Impeachment and Address. 1. Impeachments.— Judgment. 2. Power of impeachment.— Trial. 3. Removal upon address.
ARTICLE XVI. Finance and Taxation.
1. Loan of public credit prohibited. 2. Payment of State debt. 3. Misappropriation of public
money. 4. Salaries and fees.- Clerks, etc.,
of departments of State. 5. Uniform rule of taxation.-Taxa
tion of privileges, etc.- Prop
erty exempt from taxation. 6. Exemption by statutory enact
ment void. 7. Taxation of corporate property. 8. Maximum rate of State taxes. 9. Maximum rate of county taxes. 10. County and municipal taxes, in
what payable. 11. Levy and specific appropriation
of taxes. 12. Disbursements. 13. Right of citizens to sue in be
half of inhabitants of county or municipality.
Transportation companies com-
other. 2. Transportation companies to
maintain office in State.
Transfers of stock. 3. Equal right to transportation.
Regulation of charters. 4. Parallel or competing lines of
transportation not to be consolidated or controlled by same
parties. 6. Prohibitions upon officers, etc.,
of transportation companies. 6. Discrimination of charges be
tween transportation companies and individuals pro
hibited. 7. General Assembly to prevent
grant of free passage to State
officers. 8. Conditions of remission and of
forfeiture of charter or legislation favorable to corpora
tions. 9. Eminent domain over property
of corporations. 10. To prevent abuses by transpor
tation companies. 11. Movable property of corpora
tions personal property.- Not
to be exempted from taxation. 12. Damages to railroads to persons
and property. 13. Annual report of railroad com
panies to auditor.
Section 6. Plurality of offices. 7. Forfeiture of residence. 8. Deductions from salaries of off
cers. 9. Creation of additional perma
nent State offices prohibited. 10. Returns of election, to whom
made. 11. Salaries of State officers.-- Fees
and maximum salaries of State
officers. 12. Publication of receipts and ex
penditures of public money. 13. Usury and rate of interest. 14. Lotteries prohibited. 15. Contracts for stationery, etc., for
State government. 16. Contracts for public buildings,
bridges, etc.- Care of paupers. 17. Revision, publication, etc., of
laws. 18. Security of miners and travelers. 19. Education of deaf and dumb,
blind and insane. 20. Oath of office. 21. Securities upon official bonds. 22. Amendments to Constitution,
how originated.- To be published and submitted to the
people. 23. Maximum of officers' salaries
and fees. 24. Contested elections not herein
specifically provided for. 25. Seal of State. 26. Officers eligible to executive and
judicial office. 27. Assessments on real property for
local improvements in towns and cities.
Judicial Circuits. 1. Division into judicial circuits.
Miscellaneous Provisions. 1. Disqualifications of atheists. 2. Dueling, 3. Electors only qualified for office. 4. Residence, etc., of officers. 5. Officers to continue in office until
qualification of successors.
SCHEDULE 1. Retention of existing laws.-Dls
tinction between sealed and un
sealed instruments. 2. Competency of witnesses. 3. First general election of officers
and election for submission of
Constitution to the people. 4. Qualifications of voters thereat. 5. Notice thereof. 6. Governor's proclamation enjoin
ing good order at such elections.
Section 1. State board of supervisors of
elections. 8. County boards of the same. 9. Poll books and ballot boxes for
the election. 10. Distribution to officers of the
election of copies of the Con
stitution. 11. Judges of the election and the
election clerks. 12. Conduct of the election.- Quall
fications of voters, how de
cided. 11. Style of ballot. 14. Deposit of tickets. - Elector to
vote only in township or ward
of residence. 15. Drinking houses to be closed on
day of election. 2. Hours of voting.- Counting of
ballots.-Disposition of returns. 11. Publication of result of election
on adoption of Constitution.List of members of General Assembly elect to be certified
by General Assembly. 18. All officers chosen at this elec
tion to be commissioned by the Governor.
Section 19. First election of Representatives
and Senators. Their certifi
cates of election. 20. Officers elected other than State
officers, when to enter upon
their duties. 21. Prior incumbents to vacate their
offices. 22. Time of convening the first ses
sion of General Assembly. 23. Transfer of jurisdiction from
boards of supervisors to County Courts; from Criminal Courts to County Courts, and of probate business to Probate
Courts. 24. Present incumbents to continue
in office until qualification of successors. - Commissioner of
State Lands. 25. Penalty of fraud by officers of
the election, or other persons. 26. Tenure of officers chosen at the
election.- Time of next general
election. 27. Appropriation to defray expenses
of the election. 28. Present salaries of State officers.
- Per diem and mileage of members of General Assembly.
We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government, for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings and secure the same to ourselves and posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
Boundaries. We do declare and establish, ratify and confirm, the following as the permanent boundaries of the State of Arkansas, that is to my: Beginning at the middle of the main channel of the Mississppi river, on the parallel of thirty-six degrees of north latitude, running thence west with said parallel of latitude to the middle of the main channel of the St. Francis river; thence up the main channel of said last-named river to the parallel of thirty-six