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              810	                    HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.


Article 46. The legislative body 
shall assemble biennially, in the 
month of April, and at such other time 
as the King may judge necessary, for 
the purpose of seeking the welfare of 
the nation. This body shrill be styled 
the Legislature of the Hawaiian 
Kingdom.
Article 47. Every member of the 
legislative assembly shall take the fol-
lowing oath: I most solemnly swear, 
in the presence of Almighty God, that 
I will faithfully support the 
constitution of the Hawaiian 
Kingdom, and conscientiously and 
impartially discharge my duties as a 
member 01 this Assembly.
Article 48. The Legislature has full 
power and authority to amend the 
constitution as hereinafter provided ; 
and from time to time to make all 
manner of wholesome laws not 
repugnant to the provisions of the 
constitution.


Article 49. Tim King shall signify 
his approval of any bill or resolution 
which shall have passed the 
legislative assembly, by signing the 
same previous to the final rising of 
the Legislature. But- if he shall object 
to the passing of such bill or 
resolution lie will return it to the 
legislative assembly, who shall enter 
the fact of such return on its journal, 
and such bill or resolution shall not be 
brought forward thereafter during the 
same session.
Article 50. The legislative assembly 
shall be the judge of the qualifications 
of its own members, and a majority 
shall constitute a quorum to do 
business; but a smaller number may 
adjourn from day to day, arid compel 
the attendance of absent members, in 
such manner and under such penalties 
as the assembly may provide,
Article 51. The legislative assembly 
shall choose its own officers and 
determine the rules of its own 
proceedings.


Article   46.  Every member of the
Legislature shall take the following 
oath : I solemnly swear, in the 
presence of Almighty God, that I will 
faithfully support the constitution of 
the Hawaiian Kingdom, and 
conscientiously and impartially 
discharge my duties as a member of 
the Legislature.
Article 47. The Legislature has full 
power and authority to amend the 
Constitution as hereinafter provided; 
and from time to time to make all 
manner of wholesome laws not 
repugnant to the constitution.
Article   48. Every bill which  shall 
have passed the Legislature shall, 
before it becomes law, be presented to 
the King. If he approve he shall sign it 
and it shall., thereby become a law, but 
if not, he shall _'_ return   it,   with  his  
objections,   to   the Legislature, which 
shall enter the objections at large on 
their journal and proceed to reconsider 
it.    If after such reconsideration it 
shall be approved by a. two-thirds vote 
of all the elective members of the 
Legislature it shall become a law.    In 
all such cases the vote shall be 
determined  by yeas and nays, and the 
names  of  the  persons  voting   for   
and against the bill shall be entered on 
the. journal of the Legislature.    If any 
bill shall not be returned by the King 
within ten days (Sunday excepted) after 
it shall-have been  presented to him, the 
same shall be a law in like manner as if 
he had signed it, unless the Legislature 
by their adjournment prevent its return, 
in which . case it small not be a law.
Article 49. The Legislature shall be 
the judge of the qualifications of its 
own members, except as may hereafter 
be provided by law, and a majority 
shall constitute a quorum to do 
business; but a smaller number may 
adjourn from day to day, and compel 
the attendance of absent members, in 
such manner and under such penalties 
as the Legislature may provide. -
Article 50. The Legislature shall 
choose its own officers and determine 
the rules of its own proceedings.
Article 51. The Legislature shall have 
authority to punish by imprisonment, 
not exceeding thirty days, every 
person, not a member, who shall be 
guilty of disrespect to the Legislature 
by any disorderly or contemptuous 
behavior in its presence; or who, during 
the time of its sitting,

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