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ACTS RELATING TO PROPOSITIONS TO AMEND

THE CONSTITUTION.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION OF PROPOSITIONS

TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION AND FOR OTHER PUR

POSES CONNECTED THEREWITH.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION I. That whenever any proposition to amend the constitution has passed the general assembly and [been] referred to the next succeeding legislature as provided in section I, article ten of the constitution, the secretary of state shall cause the same to be published in two newspapers of general circulation in each congressional district in the state for the time provided in section one, article ten of the constitution; and the fact of such publication having been made shall be verified by the affidavits of the publishers of such newspapers and such affidavits together with the certificate of the secretary of state that he had designated the newspapers in which the publication was made shall be filed, preserved and recorded in a book kept for that purpose in the office of the secretary of state; and the secretary of state shall report his action in the premises to the next suceeding general assembly. SEC. 2.

Whenever a proposition to amend the constitution shall have passed the general assembly and been agreed to by the next suceeding general assembly as provided in section one, article ten of the constitution, the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors at the next ensuing general election; and the ballots relating to such amendment or amendments shall be separate from the ballots for officers cast at such election, and shall be deposited in boxes to be provided by the judges of election, separate from said ballots so cast for officers; and there shall be written or printed on such ballots the entire proposed amendment or amendments with the word “for” or “against ”—as the elector may desire-preceding each amendment voted upon; and the election shall be conducted in the same manner as the election for state

SEC. 3

officers, except as herein otherwise provided; and the canvass shall be in the same manner, and by the same officers and like returns made thereof as of the ballots cast for the secretary of state; and the board of state canvassers shall declare the results and enter the same of record in the book mentioned in section one of this act, immediately following and in connection with the proofs of publication.

Whenever a proposition to amend the constitution is submitted to a vote of the electors, the governor shall include such proposed amendment in his proclamation provided for in section 577 of the Code.

SEC. 4. Expenses incurred under the provisions of this act, shall be audited and allowed by the executive council and paid out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved March 15, 1876.

-Reprinted from Acts of the Sixteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 99.

A BILL FOR AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 114, OF THE

ACTS OF THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, RELAT-
ING TO THE SUBMISSION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CON-

STITUTION TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION I. That chapter 114 of the acts of the sixteenth general assembly be and the same is hereby amended as follows: Add after the word “ constitution,” in the fourth line of section 2, of said act, the following words:

" When no other time is fixed by such general assembly for its submission to the people.”

SEC. 2. That said chapter be and the same is hereby further amended by adding thereto, as section five thereof, the following:

SEC. 5. The general assembly to which a proposition to amend the constitution has been referred by the last preceding general assembly, and which has agreed to such proposed amendment, may provide for its submission to the people at a special election for that purpose, at such time as the general assembly may prescribe, proclamation for which election shall be made by the governor, and the same shall in all respects be governed and conducted as prescribed in this act for submission of a constitutional amendment at a general election so far as applicable.

This act being deemed of immediate importance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register and Iowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, February 11, 1882. I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa State Leader February 13, and Iowa State Register February 14, 1882.

J. A. T. HULL, Secretary of State. --Reprinted from Acts of the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, þ. 8.

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THE AMENDMENT OF 1880.

PROPOSING TO AMEND SECTION FOUR (4) OF ARTICLE THREE

(3) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IOWA, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS REFERENCE AND PUBLICA

TION.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

That the following amendment to the constitution of the state, be, and the same is hereby proposed, viz:

Strike out the words, "free white," from the third line of section four (4) of article three (3) of said constitution, relating to the legislative department.

Resolved, further, That the foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution of the state of Iowa, be, and the same hereby is referred to the legislature, to be chosen at the next general election for members of the general assembly, and that the secretary of State cause the same to be published for three months previous to the day of such election, in two weekly newspapers in each congressional district in the state. Approved, March 15, 1878.

-Reprinted from Acts of the Seventeenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 178.

JOINT RESOLUTION AGREEING TO, RATIFYING, AND CON

FIRMING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION FOUR (4) OF
ARTICLE THREE (3) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
STATE OF Iowa, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE

DEPARTMENT.
WHEREAS, The seventeenth general assembly of the state

, of Iowa did, in due form, by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, agree to a proposed amendment to the constitution of this state, to strike the words " free white” from the third line of section four (4) of article three (3) of said constitution, and the same was entered on the journals thereof, and was referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election, and the same having been published as provided by law; therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

That the following amendment to the constitution of the state be and the same is hereby agreed to, ratified, and confirmed: Strike out the words “ free white" from the third line of section four (4) of article three (3) of said constitution, relating to the legislative department.

Resolved further, That the foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution be and the same is hereby submitted to the qualified electors of this state for their approval at the next ensuing general election, in the manner provided by law. Approved, March 12, 1880.

- Reprinted from Acts of the Eighteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Þ. 214.

CERTIFICATE OF THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS. State of Iowa :-ss.

We, the undersigned, Board of State Canvassers of the State of Iowa, do hereby certify that at the General Election held on the second day of November A. D. 1880, there were one hundred forty-two thousand one hundred and eighty (142,180) ballots cast on the proposition to amend the constitution of the State as follows: Strike out the words " free white ” from the third line of section four (4) of Article three (3) of said constitution relating to the Legislative department. Of which ninety thousand two hundred and thirty-seven (90,237) were “ For" and fifty-one thousand nine hundred and forty-three (51,943) votes were “ Against.”

We therefore declare the aforesaid proposition to amend the constitution as follows: Strike out the words free white from the third line of section four (4) of Article three (3) of said constitution, relating to the Legislative department, was adopted.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set unto
L. S. our hands and affixed the Great Seal of the State

of Iowa, at Des Moines, this third day of Decem-
ber A.D. 1880.
JNO H. GEAR

Board of
J. A. T. HULL

State
B. R. SHERMAN

Canvassers.

GEO W. BEMIS -Printed from Election Record, No. II., P. 325. Manuscript copy as preserved in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa,

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