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Part Two The Virginia Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Corporations

From: The Virginia State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John Dinan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 October 2022

This article had its antecedents in various statutory and constitutional acts, including the establishment of the Board of Public Works by an 1816 statute and its elevation to constitutional status in the 1851 Constitution, as well as the creation of the office of railroad commissioner by an 1877 statute. However, growing concerns about the power of railroads and the inadequacy of existing regulatory institutions led the Convention of 1901–02 to draft a stand-alone Corporations Article.163 The original Corporations Article in the 1902 Constitution contained a...
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