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28 such debt or liability, or for the repayment of such debt or lia

29 bility, and for no other purpose whatever. No such law shall

30 be submitted to be voted on within three months after its pass

31 age, or at any general election when any other law, or any bill, 32 or any amendment to the Constitution shall be submitted to be 33 voted for or against.

1 $ 12. Every law which imposes, continues or revives a tax, 2 shall distinctly state the tax and the object to which it is to be 3 applied ; and it shall not be sufficient to refer to any other law

4 to fix such tax or object.

1 $ 13. No deficiency loan shall be made by or on behalf of 2 the State, for a longer period than is necessary to enable the 3 sinking fund provided for its payment, to accumulute an amount 4 sufficient to discharge it; and in no case shall such loan be made

5 for more than six years.


§ 14. The seat of Government of the State is hereby perma2 nently located at the city of Albany, but the rebuilding of a

3 new capitol shall not be undertaken within ten years from the 4 adoption of this Constitution, nor shall any money be hereafter 5 appropriated for that object until the expiration of that period.

Under the head of general amendments, Mr. A. F: ALLEN offered the following:


SEC. . The Legislature, at the first session thereof after the

2 adoption of this Constitution, shall provide by law for a uniform 3 rate of assessment and taxation upon all property within this 4 State (and not in transitu), including all debts, whether such pro

5 perty or debts be owned by or due to residents or nonresidents 6 of this State, against the persons in the possession or having the 7 control thereof, without any deduction from the value thereof

8 for any debts due or to become due from such persons, and for 9 requiring from every person within this State a sworn statement,

10 at the cash value, of all taxable property or debts in the posses11 sion or under the control of such person.

1 $ . The Legislature shall not hereafter exempt any pro2 perty or class of property from taxation, except such as is not

3 expressly exempted by the statutes of this state.

Mr. RUMSEY moved to amend the amendment proposed by Mr. Allen by inserting after the word "persons,” in line 8, the following:

"Except such debts as in the sworn statements hereinafter mentioned, shall be particularly set out with the name of the creditor, his residence, the date, amount, consideration and form of such indebtedness, and when the same will become due."

The question pending is the adoption of the foregoing amendment offered by Mr. Rumsey.

No. 130.


September 3, 1867.




Amendments generally being in order, the question pending is on the adoption of section 23.




1 SECTION 1. The Governor may call special sessions of the 2 Legislature by proclamation, in which shall be stated the par3 ticular object or objects for which they are so called, and no

4 business shall be transacted at any such special session except

5 such as shall be stated in the proclamation calling the same.

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Sec. 2. For any speech or debate, in either houses of the Legis

2 lature, the members shall not be questioned in any other place.

1 SEC. 3. Any bill may originate in either house of the Legis2 lature, and all bills passed by one house may be amended by the

3 other.


SEC. 4. The enacting clause of all bills shall be “The

2 People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

3 Assembly, do enact as follows," and no law shall be enacted

4 except by bill.

1 SEC. 5. No bill shall be passed unless by the assent of a 2 majority of all the members elected to each branch of the Legis

3 lature; and the question upon the final passage shall be taken 4 immediately upon its last reading, and the yeas and nays entered

5 on the journal.


SEC. 6. No law shall embrace more than one subject and the

2 matters necessarily connected therewith, which subject shall be

3 expressed in its title.

1 SEC. 7. No law shall be revised, altered or amended by 2 reference to its title only, but the act revised, or the section or 3 sections thereof altered or amended, shall be re-enacted and pub

4 lished at length, and the act so revised, or the part or parts 5 thereof so altered or amended, shall be repealed

Sec. 8. On the day of its final adjournment the


2 Legislature shall adjourn at twelve o'clock, at noon.


Sec. 9. The Legislature shall not appropriate, lend tichis sec

ferred to the Committee

2 or give any of the money or property of the State to on Chari


3 or for any charitable institution, purpose or object,

4 except such as have been or shall be established by and

5 be owned and controlled solely by the State, except

6 the following: the New York institution for the blind;

7 the New York State institution for the blind; the

8 society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in

9 New York; the New York institution for the deaf and

10 dumb.

1 SEC. 10. The Legislature shall not give, lend or Referred to

on Finance 2 appropriate any of the money of the State in any manner

3 to or for the use of any person, body of persons, associa

4 tion or corporation, except such appropriations as are

5 allowed by sections

of this Article.

1 SEC. 11. The credit of the State shall not in any Referred to

on Finance. 2 manner, nor for any purpose, be given or lent to any

3 person, body of persons, association or corporation,

4 nor shall the State take or be interested in any stock of

5 any company or corporation, except in payment of or 6 as security for a debt previously due the State.

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