Report of the Committee on Submission and Address to the People: Submitting the Proposed Revision of the Present Constitution of Michigan

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1907 - Michigan - 42 pages

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Page 6 - For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by reason of his presence or absence while employed in the service of the United States; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this State, or of the United States, or of the high seas; nor while a student of any seminary of learning; nor while kept at any almshouse, or other asylum, at public expense; nor while confined in any public prison.
Page 31 - The legislature shall provide by law for the establishment of at least one library in each township and city; and all fines assessed and collected in the several counties, cities and townships for any breach of the penal laws shall be exclusively applied to the support of such libraries.
Page 7 - Laws may be passed to preserve the purity of elections, and guard against abuses of the elective franchise.
Page 38 - All laws now in force in the territory of Wisconsin, which are not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitation, or be altered or repealed by the legislature.
Page 5 - In all criminal prosecutions for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 31 - The proceeds of all lands that have been or hereafter may be granted by ;the United States to this State, for the support of schools, which...
Page 4 - Any suitor, In any court of this State, shall have the right to prosecute or defend his suit either in his own proper person, or by an Attorney or agent of his choice.
Page 11 - Bills may originate in either house, but may be altered, amended or rejected by the other; and on the final passage of all bills, the vote shall be by yeas and nays, upon each bill separately, and shall be entered upon the journal; and no bill shall become a law without the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to each house.
Page 12 - ... agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall...
Page 34 - Private roads may be opened in the manner to be prescribed by law; but in every case the necessity of the road and the amount of all damage to be sustained by the opening thereof shall be first determined by a jury of freeholders, and such amount, together with the expenses of the proceeding, shall be paid by the person to be benefited.

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