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LAWS OF 1901.
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES FOR THE
PURPOSE OF REVISING THE CONSTITUTION.
1. Time of choosing delegates.
SECTION I. That at the election in the several towns and cities of this state to be holden in November, A. D. 1902, delegates to a convention to revise the constitution of this state shall be chosen and an article therefor shall be inserted in the warrants calling said meetings; and all the laws relating to the election of representatives to the general court, so far as the same may be applicable, shall apply to the election of delegates except as herein otherwise provided. SECT. 2.
Any person shall be eligible to a seat in said convention who by the laws of this state is a qualified voter in the town or district from which he may be elected.
The delegates shall be chosen in the same manner and proportioned as the representatives to the present general court, provided, that each and every town shall be entitled to send one delegate at least.
Town clerks and clerks of supervisors of election shall deliver to the person or persons elected a certificate of his or their election.
SECT. 5. The secretary of state is directed to prepare and seasonably transmit to the several town clerks suitable blank forms for certificates of the election of delegates.
SECT. 6. The delegates so chosen shall meet in convention at the capitol in Concord on the first Tuesday of December, A. D. 1902, at II o'clock in the forenoon, and shall proceed to organize themselves in convention by choosing by ballot one of their number as president, and such other officers as they may deem necessary; they shall be the judges of election and returns of their own members, and may establish rules of proceeding, and, when organized, shall proceed to revise the constitution.
SECT. 7. If any alterations or amendments of the constitution shall be agreed to by said convention, they shall be so arranged and prepared that the same can be voted on by the people separately, unless the convention shall be of the opinion that it is impracticable so to prepare and arrange them, in which case the amendments shall be voted on together; and in either case the convention shall prescribe the mode of publication of the amendments, the time and manner in which the same shall be submitted to the people for their approval, and may pass an ordinance in relation to the manner of ascertaining their decision and declaring and publishing the same, the time when such amendments as shall be approved shall take effect, and may do any and all other things which they deem necessary to carry out the purpose and object of such convention.
Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to furnish said convention such books, documents, papers, stationery, and printing as the convention shall require or order.
SECT. 9. The pay for the travel for the officers and members of the convention shall be the same as that of the officers and members of the house of representatives, and for his attendance each member shall receive three dollars per day during the said convention, except that the clerk and assistant clerk shall receive the same pay as a member of the convention, and one hundred dollars each additional for making up the journals, the same to be paid out of the treasury. Sect. 10.
This act shall take effect from and after its passage. [Approved March 21, 1901.]
JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES
OF A CONVENTION TO REVISE THE CONSTITUTION.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court
That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars be and is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of a convention to revise the constitution; and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for so much of said sum as may be necessary for that purpose.
[Approved March 22, 1902.]
LAWS OF 1901.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
SECTION 1. Apportionment of representa- 3. Repealing clause; act takes effect tives.
on passage. 2. Representation of towns having
less than six hundred inhabit-
SECTION I. Until another general census of the state is taken and officially promulgated, the following named towns and wards may send representatives to the general court under the authority of the constitution as follows:
One representative each from Alexandria, Allenstown, Alstead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bartlett, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Bennington, Bethlehem, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, Bristol, Brookline, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Canterbury, Carroll, Charlestown, Chester, Chesterfield, Columbia, wards two, three, and eight of Concord, Cornish, Danbury, Danville, Deerfield, Durham, Dublin, ward five of Dover, Effingham, Epping, Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Franconia, ward one of Franklin, Fremont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Gorham, Greenfield, Greenland, Greenville, Grafton, Hampton, Hampstead, Hancock, Harrisville, Henniker, Holderness, Hollis, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Hill, Hudson, Jackson, Jefferson, wards four and five of Keene, Kingston, ward three of Laconia, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyme, Lyndeborough, ward seven of Manchester, Marlborough, Meredith, Merrimack, Milan, Milton, Moultonborough, wards four, five, and six of Nashua, New Boston, New Durham, Newfields, New Hampton, New Ipswich, New London, Northfield, Northwood, Nottingham, North Hampton, Newton, Orford, Ossipee, Pelham, Piermont, Pittsburg, Plainfield, Plaistow, wards four and five of Portsmouth, Raymond, Rindge, Rollinsford, wards one, two, three, five, and six
of Rochester, Rumney, Rye, Salisbury, Sandwich, Sanbornton, Seabrook, wards one, two, three, and five of Somersworth, Stark, Strafford, Stratford, Stratham, Stewartstown, Sunapee, Sutton, Swanzey, Tamworth, Troy, Tuftonborough, Warner, Wakefield, Warren, Weare, Wentworth, Westmoreland, Wilton, Wilmot, Windham, and Woodstock.
Two representatives each from ward three of Berlin, wards one, five, and nine of Concord, Colebrook, wards one and three of Dover, Enfield, Farmington, wards two and three of Franklin, Goffstown, Hanover, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, wards one, two, and three of Keene, wards one, two, and four of Laconia, Lisbon, wards one and two of Nashua, Newmarket, Northumberland, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Plymouth, wards one and three of Portsmouth, ward four of Rochester, Salem, ward four of Somersworth, Tilton, Walpole, Whitefield, Winchester, and Wolfeborough.
Three representatives each from wards one and two of Berlin, wards four, six, and seven of Concord, Conway, Derry, wards two and four of Dover, Haverhill, Lancaster, Littleton, ward one of Manchester, Milford, wards three, seven, and eight of Nashua, Newport, Pembroke, and ward two of Portsmouth.
Four representatives each from Exeter, Lebanon, wards six and ten of Manchester, and ward nine of Nashua.
Five representatives each from Claremont and wards two and eight of Manchester.
Six representatives each from wards three and four of Manchester.
SECT. 2. The following named towns, not having six hundred inhabitants according to the census of 1900, may each elect a representative, and send him to the general court such proportionate part of the time as the number of their inhabitants, according to said census, bears to six hundred; that is to say, they may elect one representative in each of the years set opposite their names in the following list:
Acworth — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910.