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              HAWAIIAN ISLANDS                      811

Article 52. The legislative assembly shall 
have authority to punish by imprisonment, 
not exceeding thirty days, every person,   
not   a.   member, who  shall  be guilty of 
disrespect to the assembly, by any 
disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its 
presence; or who, during the time of its  
sitting,   shall  publish  any   false report of 
its proceedings,  or insulting comments 
upon the same; or who shall threaten  
harm to the body or estate of any of its 
members, for anything said or done  in   
the assembly;   or   who   shall assault any 
of them therefor, or who shall assault  or  
arrest  any witness, or other person 
ordered to attend the assembly, in his way 
going or returning; or who shall rescue 
any person arrested by order of the 
assembly. Article 53. The legislative 
assembly may punish its own  members 
for disorderly behavior.
Article 54. The legislative assembly shall 
keep   a  journal  of   its   proceedings; and 
the yeas and nays of the members on any 
question shall, at the desire of one- fifth of 
those present, be entered on the journal.
Article 55. The members of the legislative    
assembly   shall,   in   all   cases, except 
treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be 
privileged from arrest  during their 
attendance  at the sessions of the 
Legislature, and in going to and returning 
from the same ; and they shall not be held 
to answer for any speech or debate made 
in the assembly,  in  any court or place 
whatsoever. Article 56. The 
representatives shall receive for their 
services a compensation to be ascertained 
by law, and paid out of the public treasury, 
but no increase of compensation shall take 
effect during the year in which it shall 
have been made; and no law shall be 
passed increasing the compensation of 
said representatives beyond the sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars for each session.

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shall publish any false report of its pro-
ceedings, or insulting comments upon the 
Game; or who shall threaten harm to the 
body or estate of any of its members for 
anything said or done in the Legislature ; 
or who shall assault any of them therefor; 
or who shall assault or arrest any witness, 
or other person ordered to attend the  
Legislature,   on   his  way  going  or 
returning; or who shall rescue any person 
arrested by order of the Legislature. Article 
Article 52. The Legislature may punish its 
own members for disorderly behavior.
Article 53. The Legislature shall keep a 
journal of its  proceedings;   and  the yeas  
and nays of the members, on any question, 
shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those 
present, be entered on the journal. 
Article 54. The members of the Legislature 
shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, or 
breach of the peace, be privileged from 
arrest during their attendance at the 
sessions of the Legislature, and in going to 
and returning from the same; provided 
such privilege as to going and returning 
shall not cover a period of over twenty 
days; and they shall not be held to answer 
for any speech or debate made in the 
Legislature, in any court or place 
whatsoever.
Article 55. The representatives shall 
receive for their services a compensation to 
be determined by law, and paid out of the 
public treasury, but no increase of 
compensation shall take effect during the 
biennial term in which it shall have been 
made; and no law shall be passed 
increasing the compensation of 
representatives beyond the sum of two 
hundred and fifty dollars each for each 
biennial term. Article 56. A noble shall be 
a subject of the Kingdom, who shall have 
attained the age of twenty-rive years, and 
resided in the Kingdom three years, and 
shall be the  owner of taxable property in  
this Kingdom of the value of three 
thousand dollars over and above all 
encumbrances, or in receipt of an income 
of not less than six hundred dollars per 
annum.

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