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After each House shall have adhered to the vote of disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost.

When bills and resolutions are on their passage between the two Houses, they shall be verified by the attestation of the Secretary or Clerk of each House respectively, and all bills, after their third reading bas been ordered, and before being read the third time, shall be duly engrossed, if the House in which they originated, so order ; and all joint resolutions shall be fairly engrossed, after their passage, in the House in which they originate, and shall, when finally passed, be signed by the presiding officers of both Houses, in the same manner as bills.

10.

When a bill or resolution, which shall have passed one House, is rejected by the other, notice thereof shall be given to the House in which the same shall have passed ; and all such rejected bills or resolutions, with the accompanying papers, shall be returned to and left in the custody of the House which first acted on them.

11.

Each House shall transmit to the other, all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded ; and should any bill or resolution pass both Houses, the same papers shall be delivered to the Governor.

12.

No bill, which shall have passed one House, shall be sent for concurrence to the other on the last day of the session.

13.

A two thirds vote of all present, shall be required for the suspension of any joint rule.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

M. A. BINGHAM, Committee on the part
JUSTUS DARTT, ) of the Senate.
S. H. STONE, ) Committee on the part
J. BATTELL, s of the House.

Which was read.

Thereupon the joint rules as reported by the committee were adopted on the part of the Senate as the joint rules of the session.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred as follows:

By Mr. Brainerd, of Caledonia,

S. 12. An act to amend sections two thousand seven hundred and thirty-five, and two thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven, “ Revised Laws,” in regard to the abatement of town taxes ;

To the Committee on the Grand List.
By Mr. Burnap,

s. 13. An act to amend section one thousand and five, chapter sixty of the 66 Revised Laws,' entitled " Witnesses' depositions in civil cases" ;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Walker,

S. 14. An act to amend the charter of the “ People's Gas Light Company” of Rutland ;

To the Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Jones,
s. 15. An act to commute the sentence of Lewis Almon Meaker ;
To the Committee on the Judiciary.

The hour having arrived for a meeting of the two Houses in Joint Assembly, the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives.

Having returned therefrom, Mr. Boyden offered a joint resolution, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly, at ten and one half o'clock in the forenoon on Thursday, October 12th, 1882, to hear the report of the joint committee to canvass votes for County and Probate Officers, and to elect Justices of the Peace ;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the Senate.

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from the Secretary of State, with accompanying document:

STATE OF VERMONT.

OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF State, 1

MONTPELIER, VT., October 11, 1882. ) His HONOR, SAMUEL E. PINGREE,

President of the Senate :
DEAR SIR :-I have the honor to transmit herewith, a certified copy
of the proposed Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the
State, adopted, and referred by the last General Assembly to the
General Assembly then next to be chosen.

Respectfully yours,
GEORGE NICHOLS,

Secretary of State.

PROPOSED ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

TO THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF VERMONT

Adopted and referred by the last General Assembly to the General

Assembly then next to be chosen.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, )

October 11, 1882. S Under resolution offered by Mr. Butler, of Essex, and adopted, the, Clerk was directed to procure the printing, for the use of the House, of 300 copies of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State proposed at the session of the Legislature in 1880.

W. W. STICKNEY, Clerk.

Relating to reprieves, commutations and pardons :

ARTICLE – The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, and to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons after convictions for all offenses, except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions and with such restrictions and limitations as he may think proper, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying therefor; but in cases of conviction of murder no pardon shall be granted nor sentence commuted except upon the recommendation in writing of a board consisting of the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and three Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Judge, or any four of such board after a full hearing upon due public notice and in open session, and such recommendation with the reasons therefor at length, shall be recorded and filed in the office of the Secretary of State. Upon conviction of treason he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence until the case shall be reported to the General Assembly, which shall either pardon, commute or direct the execution of the sentence, or grant further reprieve. He shall biennially report to the General Assembly each case of reprieve, commutation or pardon granted, stating the name of the convict, the crime of which he was convicted, the sentence and its date, and the date of the pardon, commutation or reprieve.

Requiring an additional oath of members of the General Assembly:

ARTICLE Sec. 1. The representatives having met on the day appointed by law for the commencement of a biennial session of the General Assembly, and chosen their Speaker, and the Senators having met, shall, before they proceed to business, take and subscribe the following

oath, in addition to the oath now prescribed : “ You,

, do " solemnly swear (or affirm,) that you did not at the time of your " election to this body, and that you do not now hold, any office of “ profit or trust under the authority of Congress. So help you God, " (or in case of an affirmation,) under the pains and penalties of 66 perjury.”

SEC. 2. The words “ office of profit or trust under the authority of Congress” shall be construed to mean any office created directly or indirectly by Congress, and for which emolument is provided from the treasury of the United States.

Relating to the Legislature's power to control the traffic in intoxicating drinks :

ARTICLE The manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors other than cider and wine made from the fruits of this State, shall be and are hereby forever prohibited except for medicinal, chemical and mechanical purposes; and the sale of cider and wine, made as aforesaid, shall be so regulated and restrained as to prevent drunkenness, pauperism and crime.

It is hereby enjoined upon the General Assembly to make the foregoing provisions effective by requisite legislative action.

Relating to the election of certain State Officers :

ARTICLE Sec. 1. The Secretary of State and Auditor of Accounts shall be elected by the freemen of the State upon the same ticket with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer.

Sec. 2. The Legislature shall carry this article into effect by appropriate legislation.

Relating to filling vacancies in the House and Senate :

ARTICLE XXVII. Sec. 1. Whenever any vacancy shall occur, from any cause, in the Senate or House of Representatives, the Governor may order a new election to fill such vacancy.

Sec. 2. The Legislature shall carry this Article into effect by appropriate legislation.

Relating to enabling towns to aid railroads.

ARTICLE XXIX. The Legislature shall have no power to authorize a town to pledge its credit, or to create any debt in aid of railroads.

STATE OF VERMONT,

OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the proposed articles of amendment to the Constitution of said State, adopted and referred by the last General Assembly to the General Assembly then next to be chosen, as appears from the respective journals of the Senate and House of Representatives for A. D. 1880, on file in this office.

w In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the L. S. seal of said office, at Montpelier, this 10th day of October, w A. D. 1882.

GEORGE NICHOLS, Secretary of State. Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Hogan, ordered to lie.

Thereupon the original proposals of amendment to the Constitution as made by the Senate of 1880, as follows:

Relating to reprieves, commutations and pardons.
Requiring an additional oath of members of the General Assembly.

Relating to the Legislature's power to control the traffic in intoxicating drinks.

Relating to the election of certain State Officers. Relating to filling vacancies in the House and Senate. Relating to enabling towns to aid railroads. Were severally referred to the Committee on Proposed Constitutional Amendments.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred as follows:

By Mr. Ide,

s. 16. An act in amendment of chapter one hundred of the “ Revised Laws,” relating to liens on logs ;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Brainerd, of Franklin,
S. 17. An act to pay E. D. Fuller the sum therein named ;
To the Committee on Claims.

On motion of Mr. Kelton, the Senate adjourned at eleven o'clock and twenty minutes.

AFTERNOON.

The President announced as a joint committee on the part of the Senate under a joint resolution providing for a special joint committee on State and Court expenses,

Senator Burnap of Chittenden.

66 Walker of Rutland.

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