Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of Idaho, 1889 Volume 1 Idaho Constitutional Convention

ISBN: 9781230733968

Published: September 12th 2013

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324 pages


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Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of Idaho, 1889 Volume 1  by  Idaho Constitutional Convention

Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of Idaho, 1889 Volume 1 by Idaho Constitutional Convention
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 324 pages | ISBN: 9781230733968 | 8.76 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... provision in a great deal better form than it is here. (The provision is read). The CHAIR. The question is upon the adoption of the amendment offered by the gentleman from Latah. (Vote), The noes seem to have it. (Cries of Division.

On a rising vote there were twenty-eight for and twenty-seven against). The CHAIR. The amendment is adopted. Mr. PIERCE. I desire to amend by inserting in line 2 after the words United States, the words of or over. The CHAIR. The first amendment now in order is that offered by Mr. Reid. SECRETARY reads: Strike out of line 4 and until otherwise provided by the legislature. Mr. REID. I will state that the object of that amendment is to fix it in the constitution, and not leave it to the will of the legislature- if you leave those words in there until otherwise provided by the legislature, the first legislature that meets may by the majority vote, disfranchise women so far as voting for school offices may be concerned.

We have a statute, it is true, now, that allows them to vote at school elections,1 and also to hold the office of superintendent of public instruction. I think we had as well fix that in the constitution and have it understood, as to have it the creature and subject of the legislature, and therefore I move to strike out those words.

Mr. GRAY. I am afraid that when those words are stricken out, they are restricted and can go no further than school elections. If the legislature at any time sees fit to allow women to vote upon all elections, I am i--Act of Feb. 21, 1879, allowed unmarried women who were taxpayers to vote at school tax elections.--Sess. Laws 1879, p. 21. Sec. 44, Act of Feb. 5, 1885, abolished the sex qualification in school elections and officers. Sess. Laws 1885, p. 194....



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