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and for such other purposes as will promote the welfare of the profession. All resolutions appropriating funds must be referred to the Finance Committee for its approval, by at least a two-thirds vote of said Committee, before action is taken thereon.
ARTICLE XII.-REFERENDUM. SECTION 1. A General Meeting of the Faculty may, by a two-thirds vote of the members present, order a general referendum on any question pending before the House of Delegates, and when so ordered the House of Delegates shall submit such question to the members of the ty, who may vote by mail or in person, and, if the members voting shall comprise a majority of all the members of the Faculty, a majority of such vote cast shall determine the question and be binding on the House of Delegates.
SEC. 2. The House of Delegates may, by a two-thirds vote of its own members, submit any question before it to a general referendum, as provided in the preceding section, and the result shall be binding on the House of Delegates.
ARTICLE XIII.—THE SEAL. The Faculty shall have a common seal, with power to break, change or renew the same at pleasure.
ARTICLE XIV.-AMENDMENTS. The House of Delegates may amend any article of this Constitution by a two-thirds vote of the Delegates present at any Annual Session, provided that such amendment shall have been presented in open meeting at the previous annual or semi-annual session, and that it shall have been sent officially to each component society at least two months before the meeting at which final action is to be taken.
SECTION 1. The members of this Faculty shall be the members of the component medical societies.
Sec. 2. No person who is under sentence of suspension or expulsion from a component society, or whose name has been dropped from its roll of members, shall be entitled to any of the rights or benefits of this Faculty, or be permitted to take part in any of its proceedings until he has been relieved of such disability.
Sec. 3. Each member in attendance at the Sessions of the Faculty shall register his name on the registration book, indicating the component society of which he is a member. No member shall take part in any of the proceedings of any session until he has complied with the provisions of this section.
CHAPTER II.—TRUSTEES. SECTION 1. The Board of Trustees, as at present constituted, shall continue in office and, as heretofore, one member shall retire annually and one be elected annually for ten years. They shall have authority to fill vacancies in said Board caused by death or resignation until the next annual election. The management and disposal of the property of the Faculty shall be vested in them subject to the approval of the Faculty. They shall have access to the documents of the Faculty in the care of the Secretary, collect all rents, and pay over to the Treasurer of the Faculty any surplus after the sale of any property, and after the payment of any expenses legally charged against said property.
SEC. 2. They shall elect annually from their membership a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall at the annual meeting, through their proper officers, render in writing, a report to the House of Delegates of the Faculty, giving the value of the buildings and indebtedness, if any, on the same, and a financial statement of their receipts and expenditures during the past fiscal year.
CHAPTER III.-GENERAL MEETINGS. SECTION 1. All registered members may attend and participate in the proceedings and discussions of the General Meetings. The General Meetings shall be presided over by the President or one of the Vice-Presidents, and at such meetings shall be delivered the address of the President and the orations.
SEC. 2. The General Meeting may recommend to the House of Delegates the appointment of Committees or Commissions for scientific investigation of special interest and importance to the profession and public.
CHAPTER IV.-HOUSE OF DELEGATES. SECTION 1. The House of Delegates shall meet at 2 P. M. on the day fixed as the first day of the meeting of the Faculty. It may adjourn from time to time as may be necessary to complete its business, provided, that its hours shall conflict as little as possible with the General Meetings. The House of Delegates shall meet for the first time at 11 A. M. on the 27th of April, 1904. The order of business shall be arranged as a separate section of the program.
Sec. 2. Each component society shall be entitled to send to the House of Delegates each year one delegate for every fifty members, and one for each major fraction thereof, but each component society which has made its annual report and paid its assessment as provided in this Constitution and By-Laws, shall be entitled to at least one delegate.
Sec. 3. Ten members of the House of Delegates shall constitute a quorum.
Sec. 4. It shall, through its officers, Council and otherwise, give diligent attention to and foster the scientific work and spirit of the Faculty.
SEC. 5. It shall make careful inquiry into the condition of the profession of each county in the State, and shall have authority to adopt such methods as may be deemed most efficient for building up and increasing the interest in such county societies as already exist, and for organizing the profession in counties where societies do not exist. It shall
systematically endeavor to promote friendly intercourse among physicians of the same locality.
Sec. 6. It shall elect representatives to the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of that body.
Sec. 7. It shall, upon application, provide and issue charters to county societies organized in conformity with the spirit of this Constitution and By-Laws.
Sec. 8. It shall divide the State into Councilor Districts, specifying what counties each district shall include, and, when the best interest of the Faculty and profession will be promoted thereby, organize in each a district medical society, and all members of component societies, and no others, shall be members of district societies. When so organized, from the Presidents of such district societies shall be chosen the Vice-Presidents of this Faculty, and the presidents of the county societies of the district shall be vice-presidents of such district societies.
Sec. 9. It shall have authority to appoint committees for special purposes from among members of the Faculty who are not members of the House of Delegates. Such Committees shall report to the House of Delegates, and may be present and participate in the debate on their reports.
CHAPTER V.-ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Section 1. All elections shall be by ballot, and a plurality of the votes cast shall constitute an election.
Sec. 2. The election of officers shall be the first order of business of the House of Delegates after the reading of the minutes on the morning of the last day of the General Session.
CHAPTER VI.-DUTIES OF OFFICERS. SECTION 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty and of the House of Delegates; shall appoint all Committees not otherwise provided for; he shall deliver an annual address at such time as may be arranged by the Committee on scientific Work; and he shall preserve order,
enforce the observance of the Constitution and By-Laws and give the casting vote in all cases of equal division.
Sec. 2. The Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in the discharge of his duties. In the event of the President's death, resignation or removal, the Council shall select one of the Vice-Presidents to succeed him.
Sec. 3. The Secretary shall attend all the General Meetings of the Faculty and the Meetings of the House of Delegates, and shall keep minutes of their respective proceedings in separate record books. He shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Council. He shall be custodian of all record books and papers belonging to the Faculty, except such as properly belong to the Treasurer, and shall keep account of and promptly turn over to the Treasurer all funds of the Faculty which come into his hands. He shall provide for the registration of the members and delegates at all Sessions. He shall, with the cooperation of the secretaries of the component societies, keep a card-index register of all the legal practitioners of the State by counties, noting on each his status in relation to his county society, and, on request, shall transmit a copy of this list to the American Medical Association. He shall aid the councilors in the organization and improvement of the County Societies and in the extension of the power and usefulness of this Faculty. He shall conduct the official correspondence notifying members of meetings, officers of their election and Committees of their appointment and duties. He shall employ such assistants as may be ordered by the House of Delegates, and shall make an annual report to the House of Delegates. He shall supply each component society with the necessary blanks for making their annual reports, shall keep an account with the component societies charging against each society its assessment, collect the same, and at once turn it over to the Treasurer. Acting with the Committee on Scientific Work, he shall prepare and issue all programs. The amount of his salary shall be fixed by the Council.
SEC, 4. He may appoint one or more members of the Faculty in good standing as Assistant Secretaries, to whom he may allot the duties usually pertaining to those of Assistant, Corresponding and Reporting Secretary, the names