Sections 1, 4, and 6 are in the form originally placed in the constitution. The legislature shall pass no special act conferring corporate powers. Corporations may be created under general laws; but all such laws may be amended or repealed. This section, the supreme court held in an early case, restricts the general legislative power conferred by article 2, section 1 (Atchison v. Bartholow, 1866). It applies to municipal as well as private corporations (City of Wyandotte v. Wood, 1870; State ex rel. Martin v. Tucker, 1942), but not to counties because they are...
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