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Part 2 - Section 145 to End

Part 1 - Preamble to Section 144


SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS

  • Section 145 ... Persons entitled to vote.
  • Section 146 ... Soldiers or sailors stationed in State are not residents.
  • Section 147 ... Registration of voters -- Manner of voting -- Absent voting -- Voting machines -- "Election" defined -- Election laws -- Illiterate and disabled voters.
  • Section 148 ... Number of elections -- Day and hours of election -- Qualifications of officers -- Employees to be given time to vote.
  • Section 149 ... Privilege from arrest during voting.
  • Section 150 ... Disqualification from office for using money or property to secure or influence election -- Corporation not to use money or other thing of value to influence election -- Exclusion from office for conviction of felony or high misdemeanor - - Laws to regulate elections.
  • Section 151 ... Person guilty of fraud, intimidation, bribery, or corrupt practice to be deprived of office by suitable statutory means.
  • Section 152 ... Vacancies -- When filled by appointment, when by election-- Who to fill.
  • Section 153 ... Power of General Assembly as to elections.
  • Section 154 ... Laws as to sale or gift of liquor on election days.
  • Section 155 ... School elections not governed by Constitution.

MUNICIPALITIES

  • Section 156 ... (Repealed 1994)
  • Section 156a ... General Assembly authorized to provide for creation, governmental structure, and classification of cities.
  • Section 156b ... General Assembly authorized to permit municipal home rule for cities.
  • Section 157 ... Maximum tax rate for cities, counties, and taxing districts.
  • Section 157a ... Credit of Commonwealth may be loaned or given to county for roads -- County may vote to incur indebtedness and levy additional tax for roads.
  • Section 157b ... Adoption of budget required for cities, counties, and taxing districts -- Expenditures not to exceed revenues for fiscal year.
  • Section 158 ... Maximum indebtedness of cities, counties, and taxing districts -- General Assembly authorized to set additional limits and conditions.
  • Section 159 ... Tax to pay indebtedness in not more than forty years must be levied.
  • Section 160 ... Municipal officers -- Election and term of office -- Officers ineligible -- Fiscal officers.
  • Section 161 ... Compensation of city, county, or municipal officer not to be changed after election or appointment or during term, nor term extended.
  • Section 162 ... Unauthorized contracts of cities, counties, and municipalities are void.
  • Section 163 ... Public utilities must obtain franchise to use streets.
  • Section 164 ... Term of franchises limited -- Advertisement and bids.
  • Section 165 ... Incompatible offices and employments.
  • Section 166 ... Expiration of city charters granted prior to Constitution.
  • Section 167 ... Time of election of city, urban-county, and town officers.
  • Section 168 ... Ordinance not to fix less penalty than statute for same offense -- Prosecution under one a bar.

REVENUE AND TAXATION

  • Section 169 ... Fiscal year.
  • Section 170 ... Property exempt from taxation -- Cities may exempt factories for five years.
  • Section 171 ... State tax to be levied -- Taxes to be levied and collected for public purposes only and by general laws, and to be uniform within classes -- Classification of property for taxation -- Bonds exempt -- Referendum on act classifying property.
  • Section 172 ... Property to be assessed at fair cash value -- Punishment of assessor for willful error.
  • Section 172A ... Assessment for ad valorem tax purposes of agricultural and horticultural land.
  • Section 172B ... Property assessment or reassessment moratoriums.
  • Section 173 ... Officer receiving profit on public funds guilty of felony.
  • Section 174 ... Property to be taxed according to value, whether corporate or individual -- Income, license, and franchise taxes.
  • Section 175 ... Power to tax property not to be surrendered.
  • Section 176 ... Commonwealth not to assume debt of county or city -- Exception.
  • Section 177 ... Commonwealth not to lend credit, nor become stockholder in corporation, nor build railroad or highway.
  • Section 178 ... Law for borrowing money to specify purpose, for which alone money may be used.
  • Section 179 ... Political subdivision not to become stockholder in corporation, or appropriate money or lend credit to any person, except for roads or State Capitol.
  • Section 180 ... Act or ordinance levying any tax must specify purpose, for which alone money may be used.
  • Section 181 ... General Assembly may not levy tax for political subdivision, but may confer power - - License and excise taxes -- City taxes in lieu of ad valorem taxes.
  • Section 182 ... Railroad taxes -- How assessed and collected.

EDUCATION

  • Section 183 ... General Assembly to provide for school system.
  • Section 184 ... Common school fund -- What constitutes -- Use -- Vote on tax for education other than in common schools.
  • Section 185 ... Interest on school fund -- Investment.
  • Section 186 ... Distribution and use of school fund.
  • Section 187 ... Race or color not to affect distribution of school fund.
  • Section 188 ... Refund of Federal direct tax part of school fund -- Irredeemable bond.
  • Section 189 ... School money not to be used for church, sectarian, or denominational school.

CORPORATIONS

  • Section 190 ... Regulation of corporations by General Assembly.
  • Section 191 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 192 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 193 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 194 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 195 ... Corporation property subject to eminent domain -- Corporations not to infringe upon individuals.
  • Section 196 ... Regulation of common carriers -- No relief from common-law liability.
  • Section 197 ... Free passes or reduced rates to officers forbidden.
  • Section 198 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 199 ... Telegraph and telephone companies -- Right to construct lines -- Exchange of messages.
  • Section 200 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 201 ... Public utility company not to consolidate with, acquire or operate competing or parallel system -- Common carriers not to share earnings with one not carrying -- Telephone companies excepted under certain conditions.
  • Section 202 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 203 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 204 ... Bank officer liable for receiving deposit for insolvent bank.
  • Section 205 ... Forfeiture of corporate charters in case of abuse or detrimental use.
  • Section 206 ... Warehouses subject to legislative control -- Inspection -- Protection of patrons.
  • Section 207 ... (Repealed 2002)
  • Section 208 ... (Repealed 2002)

RAILROADS AND COMMERCE

  • Section 209 ... (Repealed 2000)
  • Section 210 ... Common carrier corporation not to be interested in other business.
  • Section 211 ... Foreign railroad corporation may not condemn or acquire real estate.
  • Section 212 ... Rolling stock, earnings, and personal property of railroads subject to execution or attachment.
  • Section 213 ... Railroad companies to handle traffic with connecting carriers without discrimination.
  • Section 214 ... Railroad not to make exclusive or preferential contract.
  • Section 215 ... Freight to be handled without discrimination.
  • Section 216 ... Railroad must allow tracks of others to cross or unite.
  • Section 217 ... Penalties for violating Sections 213, 214, 215, or 216 -- Attorney General to enforce.
  • Section 218 ... Long and short hauls.

THE MILITIA

  • Section 219 ... Militia, what to consist of.
  • Section 220 ... General Assembly to provide for militia -- Exemptions from service.
  • Section 221 ... Government of militia to conform to Army regulations.
  • Section 222 ... Officers of militia -- Adjutant General.
  • Section 223 ... Safekeeping of public arms, military records, relics, and banners.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • Section 224 ... Bonds -- What officers to give -- Liability on.
  • Section 225 ... Armed men not to be brought into State -- Exception.
  • Section 226 ... State lottery -- Charitable lotteries and charitable gift enterprises -- Other lotteries and gift enterprises forbidden.
  • Section 226a ... (Repealed 1935)
  • Section 227 ... Prosecution and removal of local officers for misfeasance, malfeasance, or neglect.
  • Section 228 ... Oath of officers and attorneys.
  • Section 229 ... "Treason" defined -- Evidence necessary to convict.
  • Section 230 ... Money not to be drawn from Treasury unless appropriated -- Annual publication of accounts -- Certain revenues usable only for highway purposes.
  • Section 231 ... Suits against the Commonwealth.
  • Section 232 ... Manner of administering oath.
  • Section 233 ... General laws of Virginia in force in this State until repealed.
  • Section 233A ... Valid or recognized marriage -- Legal status of unmarried individuals.
  • Section 234 ... Residence and place of office of public officers.
  • Section 235 ... Salaries of public officers not to be changed during term -- Deductions for neglect.
  • Section 236 ... When officers to enter upon duties.
  • Section 237 ... Federal office incompatible with State office.
  • Section 238 ... Discharge of sureties on officers' bonds.
  • Section 239 ... Disqualification from office for presenting or accepting challenge to duel -- Further punishment.
  • Section 240 ... Pardon of person convicted of dueling.
  • Section 241 ... Recovery for wrongful death.
  • Section 242 ... Just compensation to be made in condemning private property -- Right of appeal -- Jury trial.
  • Section 243 ... Child labor.
  • Section 244 ... Wage-earners in industry or of corporations to be paid in money.
  • Section 244a ... Old age assistance.
  • Section 245 ... Revision of statutes to conform to Constitution.
  • Section 246 ... Maximum limit on compensation of public officers.
  • Section 247 ... Public printing -- Contract for -- Officers not to have interest in -- Governor to approve.
  • Section 248 ... Juries -- Number of jurors -- Three-fourths may indict or give verdict.
  • Section 249 ... Employees of General Assembly -- Number and compensation.
  • Section 250 ... Arbitration, method for to be provided.
  • Section 251 ... Limitation of actions to recover possession of land based on early patents.
  • Section 252 ... Houses of reform to be established and maintained.
  • Section 253 ... Working of penitentiary prisoners -- When and where permitted.
  • Section 254 ... Control and support of convicts -- Leasing of labor.
  • Section 255 ... Frankfort is state capital.
  • Section 255A ... Personal right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife - Limitations.

MODE OF REVISION

  • Section 256 ... Amendments to Constitution -- How proposed and voted upon.
  • Section 257 ... Publication of proposed amendments.
  • Section 258 ... Constitutional Convention -- How proposed, voted upon, and called.
  • Section 259 ... Number and qualifications of delegates.
  • Section 260 ... Election of delegates -- meeting.
  • Section 261 ... Certification of election and compensation of delegates.
  • Section 262 ... Determination of election and qualifications of delegates -- Contests.
  • Section 263 ... Notice of election on question of calling convention.
  • Schedule and Ordinance

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