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fice of profit within the state, the office of justice of the peace ex-

Secsection 14—The general assembly shall have power to exclude from
every office of honor, trust or profit within this state, and from the
right of suffrage, all persons convicted of bribery, perjury, or other
infamous crimes.

Secsection 15—Every person who shall be convicted of having, directly
or indirectly, given or offered any bribe to procure his election or
appointment shall be disqualified for any office of honor, trust or
profit under this state; and any person who shall give or offer any
bribe to procure the election or appointment of any other person,
shall, on conviction thereof be disqualified for an elector, or for any
office of honor, trust or profit under this state for ten years after such

Secsection 16—No senator or representative shall, during the term for
which he shall have been elected, be appointed to any civil office
under this state which shall have been created, or the emoluments
of which shall have been increased during his continuance in office,
except to such offices as shall be filled by elections of the people.

Secsection 17—Each house shall appoint its own officers, and shall
judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own members.
A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business;
but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel
the attendance of absent members in such manner, and under such
penalties, as each house may provide.

Secsection 18—Each house may determine the rules of of its proceed-
ings; punish its members for disorderly behaviour and with the con-
currence of two thirds of all the members elected, expel a member,
but no member shall be expelled a second time, for the same cause.
They shall each, from time to time, publish a journal of their pro-
ceedings, except such parts as may in their opinion require secrecy,
and the yeas and nays on any question shall be entered on the jour-
nal at the desire of any two members.

Secsection 19—The doors of each house, and of committees of the
whole, shall be kept open, except in cases which may require se-
crecy; and each house may punish by fine or imprisonment any
person not a member who shall be guilty of disrespect to the house
by any disorderly or contemptuous behaviour in their presence, dur-
ing their session; provided, that such fine shall not exceed three
hundred dollars, and such imprisonment shall not exceed forty-eight
hours for one offence.

Secsection 20—Neither house shall, without the consent of the other,
adjourn for more than two days at any one time, nor to any other
place than to that in which the two houses may be sitting.

Secsection 21—Bills may originate in either house, and may be altered,
amended, or rejected by the other; and every bill shall be read on
three different days in each house, unless two thirds of the house
where the same is depending shall dispense with this rule; and
every bill, having passed both houses, shall be sighed by the speaker
of the house of representatives and by the president of the senate.

Secsection 22—When any officer, civil or military, shall be appointed by