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Article 2 - Legislative

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§ 01 In whom power vested
§ 01a The initiative
§ 01b Initiative, continued
§ 01c The referendum
§ 01d Emergency laws; not subject to referendum
§ 01e Powers; limitation of use
§ 01f Power of municipalities
§ 01g Petition requirements and preparation
§ 02 Election and terms of legislators
§ 03 Residence
§ 04 Eligibility
§ 05 Who shall not hold office
§ 06 Powers of each house
§ 07 Organization of the House of Representatives
§ 08 Sessions of the General Assembly
§ 09 Journal, and yeas and nays
§ 10 Rights of members to protest
§ 11 Vacancies in either house, how filled
§ 12 Privilege of members from arrest, and of speech
§ 13 When session to be public
§ 14 Power of adjournment
§ 15 How bill shall be passed
§ 16 Bills to be signed by governor; veto
§ 17 Repealed
§ 18 Repealed
§ 19 Repealed
§ 20 Term of office, and compensation of officers in certain cases
§ 21 Contested elections
§ 22 Appropriations
§ 23 Impeachments; how instituted and conducted
§ 24 Who liable to impeachment, and punishment
§ 25 Repealed
§ 26 What laws to have a uniform operation
§ 27 Election and appointment of officers; filling vacancies
§ 28 Retroactive laws
§ 29 No extra compensation
§ 30 New counties
§ 31 Compensation of members and officers of the General Assembly
§ 32 Divorces and judicial power
§ 33 Mechanics' and builders' liens
§ 34 Welfare of employees
§ 34a Minimum Wage
§ 35 Workmen's compensation
§ 36 Conservation of natural resources
§ 37 Eight hour day on public work
§ 38 Removal of officials
§ 39 Regulating expert testimony in criminal trials
§ 40 Registering and warranting land titles
§ 41 Prison labor
§ 42 Continuity of government operations in emergencies caused by enemy attack




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