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Vermont Timing of State Legislative Sessions (1913)

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A Vermont Timing of State Legislative Sessions Amendment was on the 1913 ballot in Vermont as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved, becoming Article 30 of the amendments to the Vermont Constitution.

Article 30 made several changes. It began with the words, "That sections 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Article 24 of the amendments to the Constitution be amended to read as follows" and then listed the 5 sections of Article 24 whose language was changed.

Article 24

Section 1

The General Assembly shall meet biennially on the first Wednesday next after the first Monday of January, beginning in A.D. 1915.

Section 2

The Governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts, senators, town representatives, assistant judges of the county court, sheriffs, high bailiffs, state’s attorneys, judges of probate and justices of the peace, shall be elected biennially, on the first Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, beginning in A.D. 1914.

Section 4

The term of office of senators and town representatives shall be two years, commencing on the first Wednesday next after the first Monday of January following their election.

Section 5

The term of office of the assistant judges of the county court, sheriffs, high bailiffs, state’s attorneys, judge of probate and justices of the peace, shall be two years, and shall commence on the first day of February next after their election.

Section 6

And that a new section, to be known as section 6, be added as follows:

"The persons who shall be severally elected in 1912 to the offices mentioned in this article shall hold such offices until the term of their successors elected the first Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, A.D. 1914, shall begin as herein provided."

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