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103. The Legislature shall provide by law for the regulation, prohibition, or reasonable restraint of common carriers, partnerships, associations, trusts, monopolies, and combinations of capital, so as to prevent them or any of them from making scarce articles of necessity, trade, or commerce, or from increasing unreasonably the cost thereof to the consumer, or preventing reasonable competition in any calling, trade, or business.

Local Legislation.

104. The Legislature shall not pass a special, private, or local law in any of the following cases:

  1. Granting a divorce;
  2. Relieving any minor of the disabilities of nonage;
  3. Changing the name of any corporation, association, or individual;
  4. Providing for the adoption or legitimizing of any child;
  5. Incorporating a city, town, or village;
  6. Granting a charter to any corporation, association, or individual;
  7. Establishing rules of descent or distribution;
  8. Regulating the time within which a civil or criminal action may be begun;
  9. Exempting any individual, private corporation, or association from the operation of any general law;
  10. Providing for the sale of the property of any individual or estate;
  11. Changing or locating a county seat;
  12. Providing for a change of venue in any case;
  13. Regulating the rate of interest;
  14. Fixing the punishment of crime;
  15. Regulating either the assessment or collection of taxes, except in connection with the readjustment, renewal, or extension of existing municipal indebtedness created prior to the ratification of the Constitution of eighteen hundred and seventy-five;
  16. Giving effect to an invalid will, deed, or other instrument;
  17. Authorizing any county, city, town, village, district, or other political subdivision of a county, to issue bonds or other securities unless the issuance of said bonds or other securities shall have been authorized before the enactment of such local or special law, by a vote of the duly qualified electors of such county, township, city, town, village, district, or other political subdivision of a county, at an election held for such purpose, in the manner that may be prescribed by law; provided, the Legislature may, without such election, pass special laws to refund bonds issued before the date of the ratification of this Constitution;
  18. Amending, confirming, or extending the charter of any private or municipal corporation, or remitting the forfeiture