Section V-46

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Section V-46: Local and special laws on certain subjects prohibited.

  The Legislature shall not, except as otherwise provided in this
Constitution, pass any local or special law authorizing:
  The creation, extension, or impairing of liens;
  Regulating the affairs of counties, cities, towns, wards, or
school districts;
  Changing the names of persons or places;
  Authorizing the laying out, opening, altering, or maintaining
of roads, highways, streets, or alleys;
  Relating to ferries or bridges, or incorporating ferry or
bridge companies, except for the erection of bridges crossing
streams which form boundaries between this and any other state;
  Vacating roads, town plats, streets, or alleys;
  Relating to cemeteries, graveyards, or public grounds not owned
by the State;
  Authorizing the adoption or legitimation of children;
  Locating or changing county seats;
  Incorporating cities, towns, or villages, or changing their
  For the opening and conducting of elections, or fixing or
changing the places of voting;
  Granting divorces;
  Creating offices, or prescribing the powers and duties of
officers, in counties, cities, towns, election or school
  Changing the law of descent or succession;
  Regulating the practice or jurisdiction of, or changing the
rules of evidence in judicial proceedings or inquiry before the
courts, justices of the peace, sheriffs, commissioners,
arbitrators, or other tribunals, or providing or changing the
methods for the collection of debts, or the enforcement of
judgments or prescribing the effect of judicial sales of real
  Regulating the fees, or extending the powers and duties of
aldermen, justices of the peace, or constables;
  Regulating the management of public schools, the building or
repairing of school houses, and the raising of money for such
  Fixing the rate of interest;
  Affecting the estates of minors, or persons under disability;
  Remitting fines, penalties and forfeitures, and refunding
moneys legally paid into the treasury;
  Exempting property from taxation;
  Declaring any named person of age;
  Extending the time for the assessment or collection of taxes,
or otherwise relieving any assessor or collector of taxes from
due performance of his official duties, or his securities from
  Giving effect to informal or invalid wills or deeds;
  Summoning or impaneling grand or petit juries;
  For limitation of civil or criminal actions;
  For incorporating railroads or other works of internal
  Providing for change of venue in civil and criminal cases.

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