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AMENDMENTS

TO THE

CONSTITUTION.

ADOPTED IN THE YEAR 1888.

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE FOUR (4) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, BY ADDING THERETO A NEW SECTION IN RELATION TO FREEDOM OF MARKETS. Sec. 35. Any combination of persons, either as individ- Freedom of uals or as members or officers of any corporation, to monopolize the markets for food products in this state, or to interfere with, or restrict the freedom of such markets, is hereby declared to be a criminal conspiracy, and shall be punished in such manner as the legislature may provide.

markets.

Adopted November 6th, 1888. For amendment 194,932, When adopted. against amendment 13,064.

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION
TWELVE (12) OF ARTICLE ONE (1) OF THE CONSTITU-
TION OF THIS STATE BY ADDING THERETO A PROVISO
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WORKING MEN AND
WOMEN IN CERTAIN CASES.
be liable to seizure and sale for any debts incurred to any working men
Provided, however, that all property so exempted shall To protect the

and women.

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person for work done or naterials furnished in the construction, repair, or improvement of the same; and provided further, that such liability to seizare and sale shall also extend to all real property for any debt incurred to any laborer or servant for labor or service performed,

When adopted.

Adopted November 6th, 1888. For amendment 153,908, against amendment 48,649.

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION ONE (1)
OF ARTICLE FOUR (4) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
STATE OF MINNESOTA, RELATING TO SESSIONS OF THE
LEGISLATURE.

Sessions of the legislature.

SECTION 1. The legislature shall consist of the Senate and House of Representatives, which shall meet biennially at the seat of government of the state, at such time as shall be prescribed by law, but no session shall exceed the term of ninety (90) legislative days, and no new bill shall be introduced in either branch, except on the written request of the governor, during the last twenty (20) days of such sessions, except the attention of the legislature shall be called to some important matter of general interest by a special message from the governor.

When adopted.

Adopted November 6th, 1888. For amendment 150,003, agair st amendment 52,946.

GENERAL LAWS

OF

MINNESOTA.

PASSED AND APPROVED AT THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE

LEGISLATURE, COMMENCING JANUARY EIGHTH, ONE THOUSAND
EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE, AND TERMINATING APRIL
TWENTY-THIRD, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-
NINE,

CHAPTER I.

[H. F. No. 108.] AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION FOUR (4) OF ARTICLE (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

actions.

SECTION 1. The following amendment to section four Juries in civil 4) of article one (1) of the constitution of the state of Minnesota, is hereby proposed to the people of said state for their approval or rejection, that is to say: To add at the end of said section the following paragraph: "And the legislature may provide that the agreement of fivesixths ( 3 ) of any jury in any civil action or proceeding, after not less than six (6) hours deliberation, shall be a sufficient verdict therein."

Sec. 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted Submitted to to the people of said state for their approval or rejection people, when. at the next general election for the year A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety (1890), and each of the legal voters of said state may, at said election, vote by ballot for or against said amendment, and the returns thereof shall be made and certified and such votes and the result thereof declared in the manner provided by law for returning, certifying and canvassing votes at general elections for state officers and

Ballote, form of.

declaring the result thereof, and if it shall appear therefrom that a majority of the voters present and voting at said election upon said amendment “yes” or “no,” have voted in favor of the same, then within ten (10) days after the result shall have been ascertained, the governor shall make proclamation thereof and said amendment shall thereupon take effect and be in full force as part of the constitution of the state of Minnesota.

SEC. 3. The ballots used at said election on said amendment shall have printed thereon: "Amendment to article one (1) of the constitution providing for five-sixths ( 3 ) jury verdict in civil actions, yes-no;" and each elector voting on said amendment shall erase, mark across or scratch out one (1) of said words, yes or no, on said ballot and leave the other on the same when deposited in the ballot box, and no ballots shall be counted except those having one (1) only of said words "yes" or "no" thereon.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

When act to take effect.

Approved March 13, 1889.

CHAPTER 2.

[H. F. No. 957.]
AN ACT TO PRESCRIBE THE BOUNDS OF SENATORIAL
AND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS, AND TO APPORTION
ANEW THE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AMONG
THE SEVERAL DISTRICTS.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Senate and SECTION 1. That for the next legislature and thereafter House-how composed. until a new apportionment shall have been made the sen

ate of this state shall be composed of fifty-four (54) members and the house of representatives shall be composed

of one hundred and fourteen (114) members. Number Sena- SEC. 2. That the representation in the senate and torial Districts house of representatives be apportioned throughout the

state in fifty-four (54) senatorial and representative dis-
tricts, to-wit:

FIRST DISTRICT.
Senatorial
Districts.

The first (1st) district shall be composed of the county of Houston, and shall be entitled to elect one (1) senator and one (1) representative.

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