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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.
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
have power to enact laws reg-
care of public money shall be
to testify in lawful proceed-
to public infamy.
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.
provide for the interest of
health of the citizens.
create a bureau of agriculture
of the same.
road shall not be leased.--The
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.
exempt from military ser-
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.
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
lection of taxes shall apply to
Homesteads and Exemptions.
from seizure and sale.
valuation of the homestead.-
to supplement his exemption. 222. The homestead not susceptible
for the protection of credit-
schools established by the
ad amount to each parish. 225. State Superintendent of Public
Instruction to be elected.-
schools shall be in the Eng
collection of the poll tax shall
of public schools.
port of the public schools
to sectarian schools.
sist of. 230. University of Louisiana as es
tablished is recognized in its
in New Orleans a university
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.