§ 4.   Exemptions. The right of the debtor to enjoy the comforts and necessaries of life shall be recognized by wholesome laws exempting from forced sale a homestead, the value of which shall be limited and defined by law, to all heads of families, and a reasonable amount of personal property, the kind and value of which to be fixed by general laws.

History: Amendment proposed by SL 1893, ch 39, rejected Nov., 1894; repeal proposed by SL 1975, ch 3, rejected Nov. 2, 1976.