Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 158

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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, S.J. Quinney College of Law. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 2 cm
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 158
Description 158 Utah Historical Quarterly contested elections shall be determined in such manner as shall hereafter be directed by law. Sec. 8. A majority, in each house, shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalty, as each house may provide. Sec. 9. Each house shall have all powers necessary for a Branch of the General Assembly, of a free and independent Government. Sec. 10. Each member of the Assembly shall be privileged from civil arrest, during any Session, and in going to, and returning from the same. Sec. 11. Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days; nor to any other place, than that in which they may be sitting. Sec. 12. The Assembly shall, at its first Session, provide for an enumeration of the white Inhabitants, and an apportionment for the Senators and Representatives. Sec. 13. Each member of the Assembly shall take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State; and members shall, and are hereby empowered to administer said oath, or affirmation, to each other. Sec. 14. The Veto power of the Governor, shall be allowed by the Assembly, except on bills, which, when reconsidered, shall be again passed by a majority of two thirds of those present; and any bill vetoed by the Governor, shall be returned within ten days, (Sundays excepted,) with his objections; otherwise it shall become a law; unless the Assembly, by adjournment, prevent its return. Sec. 15. Every law passed by the Assembly, shall take effect from and after due publication by Authority. Sec. 16. The voters of this State, may elect, at the first Election, not exceeding 17 Senators, and 35 Representatives. ARTICLE 3. OF THE EXECUTIVE Sec. 1. The Executive power shall be vested in a Governor, who shall hold his office for four years. A Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the same time, and for the same term, who shall be the President of the Senate. Sec. 2. No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor, or Lieutenant Governor, who has not been a Citizen of the United States and a resident of this State, two years next preceding his Election, and attained the age of 35 years, at the time of his Election. Sec. 3. The Governor shall be Commander in Chief of the Militia, Navy, and all the Armies of this State. Sec. 4. He shall transact all Executive business with the Officers of Government, Civil and Military; and may require infor-
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719646
Reference URL