Legislators ineligible for other office--Contracts with state or county.
No member of
the Legislature shall, during the term for which he was elected, be appointed or elected to any
civil office in the state which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which shall have
been increased during the term for which he was elected, nor shall any member receive any civil
appointment from the Governor, the Governor and senate, or from the Legislature during the
term for which he shall have been elected, and all such appointments and all votes given for any
such members for any such office or appointment shall be void; nor shall any member of the
Legislature during the term for which he shall have been elected, or within one year thereafter, be
interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract with the state or any county thereof, authorized
by any law passed during the term for which he shall have been elected.
History: Repeal proposed by SL 1974, ch 1, rejected Nov. 5, 1974; repeal proposed by SL 1975,
ch 2, as amended by SL 1976, ch 1, rejected Nov. 2, 1976; amendment proposed by SL 1989, ch
2, §§ 1 and 2, rejected Nov. 6, 1990; amendment proposed by SL 1997, ch 1, §§ 1 and 2, rejected
Nov. 2, 1998.