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Section 138. Judges of District Courts of

Orleans to appoint minute

clerks. 139. The sheriff to be executive of

ficer of District Courts. To provide for the trial of sher

iffs. 140. Fees of the civil sheriff. 141. Deputies to be appointed by the

sheriff. He is to be responsible for them and may re

move them at pleasure. 142. The bond of the civil sheriff.

The bond of the criminal sher

iff. 143. Constables of Orleans.--Num

ber of, how elected, term of office, duties and compensation

of, removal of the. 144. Recorder of mortgages of par

ish of Orleans.-How elected, term of office of, salary of, qualifications and duties of,

employes of the. 145. The General Assembly to enact

a fee bill for the clerks, sheriffs, constables, register of conveyances and recorder

of mortgages in Orleans. 146. Clerks of Criminal Court to be

paid from special fund.Clerk of Civil Court to be paid

from special fund. 147. Coroner.-Ex-Officio city physi

cian.-Qualifications of, how elected, term of office of the, salary of the, to appoint an assistant, to be paid by the parish of Orleans.

Section 151. Treason against the State de

fined. 152. All civil officers shall be re

movable by vote of General Assembly except those whose removal is otherwise provided

for. 153. No United States officer shall

be eligible to any office in this

State. 154. The Journal of proceedings of

General Assembly to be in

English language. 155. No ex post facto law shall be

passed. 156. Private property shall not be

taken or damaged without just and adequate compensa

tion being made. 157. No power of suspending laws

shall be exercised except by General Assembly or its au

thority. 158. The General Assembly provide

for change of venue in civil or

criminal cases. 159. No person shall hold or exer

cise more than one office of trust or profit under State

government. 160. The General Assembly may de.

termine mode of filling of

fice when vacancies occur. 161. All officers shall continue in

office until their successors

shall have been installed. 162. The military shall be subordi

nate to the civil power. 163. Each parish shall support its

own paupers. 164. Relative to domicile of soldiers,

sailors and marines of the

United States, 165. The General Assembly to pass

laws of arbitration. 166. The power of the courts to pun

ish for contempt to be limited

by law. 167. The General Assembly shall

have the power to grant lot

tery charters. 168. In all proceedings the truth

may be used.-The jury shall judge of the law.

Generpl Provisions.

148. No person shall be eligible to

vote, serve as juror, or hold office who shall have been convicted of treason, bribery, forgery, or any crime punishable with a term in the peni

tentiary. 149. The members of the General

Assembly and all officers to

take following oath. 150. The seat of government shall

be and remain at Baton Rouge.

Suffrage and Elections.


Section 184. The people shall elect by ballot.

-Representative election shall

be by voice. 185. Relative to the qualifications

of an elector. 186. The General Assembly shall

provide for the registration of

voters. 187. Any person who has been con

victed of treason or other crimes shall not vote or hold

any public office. 188. No restriction account of

169. No salaried officer shall be al-

lowed fees.
170. The General Assembly shall

have power to enact laws reg-
ulating the sale and use of

spirituous liquors.
171. No person intrusted with the

care of public money shall be
eligible to any office of trust
or profit until surrender of

said moneys.
172. Gambling is prohibited.
173. Relative to bribery of any State

174. Any person may be compelled

to testify in lawful proceed-
ings against bribery, but said
person's testimony shall not
criminate him or subject him

to public infamy.
175. The General Assembly shall

pass laws to protect laborers

and property. 176. Relative to mortgages or priv

ileges on immovable property. 177. Privileges on movable property

exist without registration.
178. The General Assembly shall

provide for the interest of
State medicine, and for the

health of the citizens.
179. The General Assembly shall

create a bureau of agriculture
and provide for expenditures

of the same.
180. The New Basin Canal and Shell

road shall not be leased.--The
Governor shall appoint a su-
perintendent of canals.

color or race shall be placed

on voting. 189. Electors shall be free from ar

rest during elections except for treason, felony or breach

of the peace. 190. The General Assembly shall

by law forbid the sale of spirituous liquors on election day within a certain distance

of the polls. 191. The general election shall be

held every four years, on the Tuesday following the third

Monday in April. 192. Parochial and municipal elec

tions in New Orleans and Shreveport shall be held on the same day as the general

election. 193. For the purpose of voting, no

person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by his presence or absence in the service of the United

States. 194. The General Assembly shall

provide by law for the trial and determination of all con

tested elections. 195. No person shall be eligible to

any office who is not a citizen of the State and a duly qualified voter of the judicial district, parish, municipality or ward wherein the functions of said office are to be exercised.-And whenever any ot


181. The General Assembly shall

provide for the militia of the

State. 182. The militia shall not receive

any compensation when not

in actual service.
183. The General Assembly may

exempt from military ser-
vioes.-The Governor may
call out the militia.


Section ficer may remove his resi

maintain the government and dence from the State, judicial

all expenses pertaining to weldistrict, etc., in which he holds

fare and instruction of inhaboffice, the same shall thereby

itants. be vacated.

205. The power to tax corporations

and corporate property shall Impeachment and Removal from Office.

never be surrendered or sus196. Relative to the impeachment of

pended by act of General AsGovernor, Lieutenant-Govern


206. The General Assembly may levy or, Secretary of State, Audit

a license tax.
or, Treasurer, Attorney-Gen.
eral, Superintendent of Pub-

207. Articles exempt from taxation, lic Instruction.

208. General Assembly to levy an 197. House of Representatives shall

annual poll tax for support have sole power of impeach

of public schools. ment.--All impeachments to

209. Limit of taxation. be tried by Senate.-Judg

210. Relative to forfeiture of properments.

ty for non-payment of taxes. 197. In cases of impeachments to ex

211. How tax shall be designated tend only to removal from of

and when tax is collectable.

212. The Legislature shall pass no fice and disqualification from holding same, but shall also

law postponing the payment be liable to prosecution, trial

of taxes, except in cases of and punishment according to

overflow, general conflagralaw.

tion, general destruction of 198. All officers against whom arti

the crops or other public cles of impeachment have

calamity. been preferred shall be sus

213. A tax for the maintenance of pended from the exercise of

the levees will be exacted anthe functions of their office.

nually. 199. For reasonable cause, the Gov- | 214. General Assembly to divide the ernor shall remove any officer

State into levee districts and on the address of two-thirds of

to provide for the election of the members of the General

levee commissioners and a tax Assembly.--In every such case

to support these said commisthe cause shall be presented

sioners. with the address and entered 215. The provisions of the above on the journal of each house.

two articles shall cease when 200. Removal from office of judges.

the Federal government shall 201. Removal from office of sheriffs,

take possession of said levees. clerks, district attorneys and

-The Federal government is other officers.-Cause for such

authorized to make geologiremoval.

cal, topographical, etc., sur

veys and investigations withRevenue and Taxation.

in the State.

216. General Assembly shall have 202. General Assembly to exercise

power, with the concurrence a taxing power.

of adjacent States, to divide 203. General Assembly to provide a

the country into levee dissystem of equality and uni

tricts, partly in this State formity in assessments.

and adjacent States. 204. The taxing power shall be ex- 217. License of corporations domiercised only to carry on and

ciled out of the State.

Section 232. Women shall be allowed to vote

under the school laws.-The Free school fund, Seminary fund, and Agricultural and

Mechanical College fund. 233. Relative to the fund of the Ag

ricultural and Mechanical College.



234. Relative to the forfeiture of

charters of corporations. 235. Corporations not to infringe on

the rights of individuals. 236. No foreign corporation shall do business without having one

more known agents on Section 246. Relative to jurisdiction over

218. All articles regulating the col-

lection of taxes shall apply to
the whole State.

Homesteads and Exemptions.
219. Homesteads shall be exempt

from seizure and sale.
220. Relative to the registration and

valuation of the homestead.-
Relative to judgments against

221. Right of owner of homestead

to supplement his exemption. 222. The homestead not susceptible

of mortgage.
223. Equitable laws shall be passed

for the protection of credit-

Public Education.
224. There shall be free public

schools established by the
General Assembly throughout
the State.--General Assembly
shall distribute a proportion-

ad amount to each parish. 225. State Superintendent of Public

Instruction to be elected.-
Term of office, duties and com-

226. The education in the public

schools shall be in the Eng

lish language.
227. The funds derived under the

collection of the poll tax shall
be applied to the maintenance

of public schools.
228. No funds raised for the sup-

port of the public schools
in this State shall be applied

to sectarian schools.
229. What the school fund shall con-

sist of. 230. University of Louisiana as es

tablished is recognized in its

three departments.
231. General Assembly to establish

in New Orleans a university
for the education of persons
of color, and shall make an
annual appropriation for its

whom process may be served. 237. No corporation shall engage in

business other than that expressly authorized in its con

stitution. 238. No corporation shall Issue stock or bonds

except for work actually done. 239. The stock of any corporation

shall not be increased except

in pursuance of general laws. 240. The term corporation as used

in this constitution shall be construed to include all joint stock companies or associa

tions. 241. Relative to bank officers recely

ing deposits after the bank is

insolvent. 242. The General Assembly shall

have power to enact laws au. thorizing parish or municipal

officers to levy special taxes. 243. Any railroad corporation shall

have the right to construct and operate a railroad in this State.-Every railroad shall have the right to Intersect or

cross any other railroad. 244. Railroads are hereby declared

public highways. 245. Every railroad corporation

doing business shall have an office for transaction of general business.


corporations. 247. Relative to the creation of pri

vate corporations. 248. Relative to the police juries of

the several parishes having the power to regulate the slaughter of cattle.

Amendment and Revision of Constitu

tion. Section 256. If two-thirds of members of

General Assembly vote for proposed amendments they shall be submitted to vote of electors of State.

Parochial Affairs and Boundaries. 249. The General Assembly may

establish and organize new

parishes. 250. All laws changing parish lines

or removing parish seats before taking effect to be submitted to the electors of the

parish. 251. The General Assembly may

dissolve and merge parishes provided the electors shall

vote for it. 252. Whenever a parish shall be en

larged and created it shall be entitled to a just proportion of the assets and liabilities.

Schedule. 257. The Constitution adopted in 1868

and all amendments thereto are superseded by this con

stitution. 258. Monopoly feature of corpora

tions abolished. 259. No office to be superseded by

the effect of this Constitu

tion. 260. Appointments to be made by

the Governor. 261. Relative to the transfer of

causes pending in courts. 262. Election of members of General

Assembly. - Dissolution ot General Assembly elected in 1878.-General Assembly to compile votes and declare the

results of election. 263. First session of the General As.

sembly elected under this

Constitution. 264. When officers shall enter upon

discharge of their duties. 265. When terms of officers shall

terminate. 266. When judicial officers shall en

enter upon discharge of their

duties. 267. The General Assembly shall

provide for the payment of

convention printer. 268. Relative to parochial and mu

nicipal elections in New Or. leans and Shreveport.

City of New Orleans. 253. The city of New Orleans shall

have the power to appoint public officers necessary for the administration of police

affairs. 254. The General Assembly shall

enact such legislation as will liquidate the indebtedness of city of New Orleans.-It shall

have power to cancel charter. 255. General Assembly to pass laws

prohibiting foreign sailors working on wharves of city of New Orleans.

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