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JEFFERSON H. BROADY,
WILLIAM A. GWYER.
C. L. MATHER, Assistant Secretary.
Article 1. Deallaration of rights. 2. Right of suffrage. 3. Distribution of powers. 4. Legislative department. 5. Executive department. 6. Judicial department. 7. Impeachment and removal. 8. Municipal and other corpora
tions. 9. Finance and State department. 10. Taxation. 11. Education, 12. Militia. 13. Public institutions. 14. Boundary. 15. Miscellaneous provisions. 16. Amendments. 17. Schedule. 18. Right of suffrage.
Section 12. Quartering of soldiers. 13. Apportionment. 14. Privileges of debtors. 15. No ex poste facto law. 16. Rights of residents. 17. Slavery prohibited. 18. Rights against seizures and
searches. 19. Treason against the State shall
consist only in levying war
against it. 20. Rights retained.
Declaration of Rights. Section 1. All men are by nature free and
equal and have certain inalien
able rights. 2. Paramount allegiance and pow
ers of Federal government. 3. Right of trial by jury. 4. Religious thought and worship. 6. Habeas corpus. 6. Excessive bail shall not be re
quired. 7. An persons shall be bailable for
capital offenses. 8. Capital or infamous crimes.
Property taken without com
pensation. 9. Freedom of speech and of the
press. 10. People have the right to assem
ble peaceably to consult for
the common good. 11. No standing army.
Right of Suffrage. 1. To be eligible as a voter. 2. No person shall be deemed to
have lost or gained a residence by reason of his presence or absence while employed in the
service of the United States. 3. The right of suffrage shall be enjoyed by all
persons entitled to the same who may be in military or naval service of
of the United States. 4. Electors privileged from arrest. 5. Elections shall be by ballot. 6. Every voter shall be required to
register. 7. A poll tax of not less than two
nor exceeding four dollars may be required from each person
resident in the State. 8. All persons qualified by law to
vote for Representatives to the General Assembly shall be qualified to vote for or against this Constitution.
Distribution of Powers. 1. Legislative, executive and judi.
the following enumerated
cases. 21. All laws shall be general and of
uniform operation throughout
the State. 22. Provision may be made by gen
eral law for bringing suit
against the State. 23. The enacting clause of every law
shall be as follows. 24 Lotteries Illegal. 25. The Legislature shall estab ish
a system of county and town
ship government. 26. The Legislature shall provide by
law for the election of a board
of county commissioners. 27. Jury service. 28. Money drawn from the treasury,
when. 29. The first regular session of the
Legislature may extend
ninety days. 30. Homestead exempt from forced
sale. 31. In regard to the property of the
wife owned by her before mar.
riage. 32. Powers of the Legislature. 33. The compensation of the mem
bers of the Legislature shall be
fixed by law. 34. United States senators, how
elected. 35. When a bill shall become a law.
Legislative Department. Section 1. Power vested in Senate and As
sembly. 2. The sessions of the Legislature
shall be biennial. 3. Members of the Assembly shall
be chosen biennially. 4. Senators shall be chosen at the
same time and place as mem
bers of the Assembly. 5. Senators and members of the As
sembly shall be duly qualified
electors. 6. Right to judge qualifications. 7. Either house may punish for
contempt 3. No senator or member of As
sembly shall hold any civil of
fice of profit during his term.
office under the government
fice of profit.
victed of the embezzlement of
be exempt from arrest. 12. The Governor has power to fill
vacancies in either house. 18. A majority of the members of
either house constitutes a quo
rum. 14. Each house shall keep a journal. 16. The doors of each house shall
be open during its session. 16. Bills may originate in either
house, 17. Each law shall embrace but one
subject. 18. Every bill shall be read by sec
tions on three several days in
each house. 19. No money shall be drawn from
the treasury except by appro
priation. 20. The Legislature shall not pass
local or special laws in any of
Executive Department. 1. The supreme power of the State
shall be vested in the Gov.
ernor. 2. The Governor shall be elected by
qualified electors. 3. No person shall be eligible to the
office of Governor who is not a
qualified elector. 4. The returns for every election
for Governor shall be sealed
up. 6. The Governor shall be comman
der-in-chief of the military.