Documents on the State-wide Initiative, Referendum and Recall (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1912 - Mental Recall - 394 pages
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Page 276 - ... that to the best of his knowledge and belief each signature to the section is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be, and no other affidavit thereto shall be required.
Page 370 - The legislative authority of the state shall be vested in a legislative assembly, consisting of a senate and house of representatives, but the people reserve to themselves power to propose laws and amendments to the constitution and to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislative assembly...
Page 328 - ... a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.
Page 83 - Any person, or persons, violating any of the provisions of this article or wilfully failing to execute any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not less than thirty days nor more than six months, in the county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.
Page 387 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 217 - ... by a majority of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the...
Page 26 - Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention ; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or * the rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
Page 327 - State before it can determine whether it is republican or not. And when the senators and representatives of a State are admitted into the councils of the Union, the authority of the government under which they are appointed, as well as its republican character, is recognized by the proper constitutional authority. And its decision is binding on every other department of the government, and could not be questioned in a judicial tribunal.
Page 86 - House of Representatives; but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and amendments to the Constitution...
Page 134 - Petitions and orders for the initiative and for the referendum shall be filed with the secretary of state, and in submitting the same to the people he, and all other officers, shall be guided by the general laws and the act submitting this amendment, until legislation shall be especially provided therefor.

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