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Proceedings and Debates of the 1850 Constitutional Convention
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dared on the face of the law, that it shall take effect on or after a
different day; and no law of a public nature shall take effect
until the same shall be published.

Sec. 33rd. The General Assembly shall have full power to ex
clude from the privilege of voting at elections, or of being elected
to either House, or of being elected or appointed to any civil or
military office in this State, any person convicted of perjury,
bribery, or other infamous crime.

Sec. 34th. The General Assembly may confer upon
of the several counties such powers of local legislation
and administration as they may prescribe, provided however, that
all laws conferring such powers shall be general in their nature
and shall extend to all the counties of the State.
Sec. 35th. Every bill passed by the General Assembly, when
engrossed, shall be presented by the Speaker of the House of
Delegates, in the Senate chamber, to the Governor for the time
being, who shall sign the same same and thereto affix the great
seal in the presence of the members of both Houses; every law
shall be recorded in the office of the court of Appeals of the
Western Shore, and in due time be printed, published and cer-
tified under the great seal to the several county courts in the same
manner as has been heretofere usual in this State.
Sec. 36th. No person who may hereafter be a collector, receiver
or holder of public monies, shall have a seat in either House of
the General Assembly or be eligible to any office of profit or trust
under this State until he shall have accounted for and paid into the
Treasury all sums for which lie may be liable.
Sec. 37th. All laws and parts of laws not inconsistent with this
constitution shall continue in force according to their respective
provisions, subject nevertheless to be altered, amended or repealed
by the General Assembly.
Which was read,
Mr. Presstman from the committee on the Legislative Depart
ment, submitted the following additional provisions
"No person shall be imprisoned for debt.
The Legislature shall not pass any law abolishing the relation
of master and slave, as it now exists in this State.
That the Legislature at its first session after the adoption of the
Constitution, shall appoint one Commissioner to revise, digest and
arrange the statute laws of the State, civil and criminal, and one
corn missioner to revise, simplify and abridge the rules and practice,
pleadings, forms and proceedings of the courts of record of this
The Legislature shall have power to protect by law from forced
sale, a certain portion of the property of all heads of families.
Taxation shall be equal and uniform throughout the State."

Which was read.


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