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              816                                           HAWAIIAN

Article 77. To avoid improper influences which may 
result from intermixing in one and. the same act suck 
things as have no proper relation to each other, every 
law shall embrace but one object, and that shall be 
expressed in. its title.
Article 78. All laws now in force in this Kingdom shall 
continue and remain in full effect until altered or 
repealed by the Legislature, such parts only excepted as 
are repugnant to this constitution. All laws heretofore 
enacted, or that may hereafter be enacted, which are 
contrary to  this  constitution  shall be null and void. 
Article 79. This constitution shall be in force from the 
twentieth day of August, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-four, hut that there may he no failure 
of justice or inconvenience to the Kingdom from any 
change, all officers of this Kingdom at the time this 
constitution shall take effect shall have, hold, and 
exercise all the power to them granted, until other 
persons shall be appointed in their stead. 
Article 80. Any amendment or amendments to this 
constitution may he proposed in the legislative 
assembly, and if the same shall he agreed to by a ma-
jority of members thereof such proposed amendment   
or    amendments   shall   be entered oil its journal, with 
the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the next 
Legislature ; which proposed amendment or 
amendments shall be published for three mouths  
previous to the  next election of representatives ; and if 
in the next Legislature such proposed amendment or 
amendments shall be  agreed to by two-thirds of all the 
members of the legislative assembly, and be approved 
by the  King,  such amendment or   amendments shall 
become part of the constitution of this country. 

                                                        Kamehameha R. 

ISLANDS.

Article 77.   To   avoid improper influences  which  
may result from intermixing in one and  the  same   
act such things as have no proper relation to each 
other, every law shall embrace but one object, and 
that shall be expressed in its title. 
Article 78. Wherever by this constitution any act is 
to be done or performed by the King or the 
Sovereign, it shall, unless otherwise expressed, 
mean that such act shall be done and performed by 
the Sovereign by and with the advice and consent 
of the cabinet.
Article 79. All laws now in force in this Kingdom 
shall continue and remain in full effect until altered 
or repealed by the Legislature, such parts only 
excepted as are repugnant to this constitution. All 
laws heretofore enacted, or that may hereafter   be   
enacted,   which  are   contrary to this constitution 
shall be null and void.
Article 80. The  cabinet   shall have power to make 
and publish all necessary rules and regulations for 
the holding of any election or elections under this 
constitution,  prior to the   passage by  the 
Legislature of appropriate laws for such purpose, 
and to provide for administering  to officials,   
subjects, and  residents the oath to support this 
constitution.   The first election here under shall be 
held within ninety days after the promulgation of 
this  Constitution,   and  the   Legislature then 
elected may be convened at Honolulu, upon the call 
of the cabinet council, in extraordinary session at 
such time as the cabinet council may deem neces-
sary, thirty days' notice thereof being previously 
given. 
Article 81. This constitution shall be in force from 
the 7th day of July, A. D. 1887; but that there may 
be no failure of justice or convenience to  the 
Kingdom from any change, all officers of this 
Kingdom, at the time this constitution shall take 
effect, shall have, hold, and exercise all the power  
to  them  granted.    Such officers shall take an oath 
to support this constitution within sixty days after 
the promulgation thereof. 
Article 82. Any amendment or amendments to this 
constitution may be proposed in the Legislature, 
and if the same shall he agreed to by a majority of 
the members thereof, such proposed amendment or 
amendments shall be entered on its journal, with 
the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to 
next Legislature; which  proposed amendment or 
amendments shall be published for three months 
previous to the next election of representatives   
and  nobles;   and   if  in  the next Legislature such 
proposed amend-

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