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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Art.XII Schedule

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

When ratified in 1857, Article XII contained fifteen enumerated sections. Most of those sections dealt with practical matters concerning the transition from the state’s 1846 constitution to the new constitution. Section 3, for example, concerned criminal matters then pending in the state’s courts and criminal acts committed prior to the new constitution’s ratification; Section 5 concerned bonds that the state had issued; Sections 6 through 8 concerned the timing of the first elections for various governmental offices; 1 Sections 9 through 11 concerned transitional...
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