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THE PROHIBITORY AMENDMENT (1882). Joint RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION

TO PROHIBIT THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AS A BEVERAGE WITHIN THIS STATE.

SO

AS

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

That the following amendment to the Constitution of the state of Iowa be and the same is hereby proposed: To add, as section 26 to Article I of said constitution, the following:

SECTION 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell or keep for sale as a beverage, any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer.

The general assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein contained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof.

Resolved, further, That the foregoing proposed amendment be and the same is hereby referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election for members of the next general assembly, and that the secretary of state cause the same to be published for three months previous to the day of said election, as provided by law. Approved, March 17, 1880.

-Reprinted from Acts of the Eighteenth General Assembly of the State of lowa, p. 215.

THE

JOINT RESOLUTION AGREEING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IOWA, PROHIBITING

MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS AS A BEVERAGE WITHIN THIS STATE. WHEREAS, The eighteenth 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 add as section 26 to article I of said constitution the following:

“ SECTION 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell, or keep for sale, as a beverage any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer. The general assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein contained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof;"

And the said proposed amendment was entered on the journals of said houses 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 of Iowa be and the same is hereby agreed to:

Add as section 26 to article I of said constitution the following: Section 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell, or keep for sale, as a beverage any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer. The general assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein contained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof.

Approved, March 13, 1882.

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

AN ACT TO SUBMIT TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE THE PRO

POSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROHIBIT-
ING THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF INTOXICATING

LIQUORS AS A BEVERAGE WITHIN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SEC. 4.

SECTION 1. That a special election for the adoption or rejection by the qualified electors of the state of the proposed amendment to the constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage within the state shall be held throughout the state on Tuesday, the 27th day of June, A. D. 1882, and the governor shall issue his proclamation therefor at least thirty days before said election and shall transmit a copy thereof to the sheriff of each county. SEC. 2.

The sheriff shall give at least ten days' notice thereof by causing a copy of such proclamation to be published in some newspaper printed in the county, or if there be no such paper by posting such copy in at least five of the most public place[s] in the county.

Sec. 3. The ballots shall have written or printed thereon, “For the adoption of the amendment,” or “ Against the adoption of the amendment.'

The county auditor shall prepare and furnish to the voting precincts in their respective counties poll-books for said election, and said election shall be held by the same officers and conducted in the same manner and returns thereof made as at a general election.

The board of supervisors of the several counties shall meet on the first Monday after said election and proceed to canvass the votes in their respective counties. The votes shall be canvassed in the same manner and returns made to the secretary of state to be examined by the executive council as a board of state canvassers as in case of election for state and district officers, and immediately after the canvass of said returns by the executive council the governor shall issue his proclamation declaring the result of said election.

SEC. 6. 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 lowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, March 31, 1882.

SEC. 5.

I hereby certify that the foregoing was published in The Iowa State Leader April 3, and the lowa State Register April 4, 1882.

J. A. T. HULL, Secretary of State. --Reprinted from Acts of the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 164.

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 Special election held on the twenty-seventh day of June A. D. 1882, there were two hundred eighty one thousand one hundred and forty nine (281,149) votes cast on the proposition to amend the Constitution of the State as follows; Add as Section 26 to Article I of said Constitution the following: “Section 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell, or keep for sale, as a beverage any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer. The general assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein contained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof,” of which one hundred fifty five thousand four hundred and thirty six (155,436) votes were “For the Adoption of the Amendment," and one hundred twenty five thousand six hundred and seventy seven (125,677) votes were “ Against the Adoption of the Amendment,” and thirty-six (36) votes were “scattering."

We therefore declare the aforesaid proposition to amend the Constitution as follows: Add as Section 26 to Article I of said constitution the following: “ Section 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell, or keep for sale, as a beverage any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer. The general assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein con

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tained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof," was adopted.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our

hands and affixed the Great Seal of the State of
L. S. Iowa, at Des Moines, this twenty eighth day of
July A D 1882.
BUREN R. SHERMAN.

Board of
J. A. T. HULL

State
W. V. LUCAS

Canvassers.
E. H. CONGER
--Printed from the original manuscript records as preserved
in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa.
Document No. 786.

THE AMENDMENTS OF 1884.

JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE Con

STITUTION AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR REFERENCE AND

PUBLICATION. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the following amendments to the constitution of the state be and the same are hereby proposed:

AMENDMENT I. The general election for the state, district, county, and township officers shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.

AMENDMENT 2. At any regular session of the general assembly the state may be divided into the necessary judicial districts for district court purposes, or the said districts may be reorganized and the number of the districts and the judges of said courts increased or diminished; but no reorganization of the districts or diminution of the judges shall have the effect of removing a judge from office.

AMENDMENT 3. The grand jury may consist of any number of members not less than five nor more than fifteen, as the

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