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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF KENTUCKY.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.

Preamble.
Bill of rights.
Distribution of the powers of

government
Legislative department,
Local and special legislation.
County and county seats.
Impeachments.
Executive department.
Officers for districts and coun-

ties.
Judicial department.
Court of Appeals.
Circuit Court.
Quarterly Courts.
County Courts.
Justice Courts.
Fiscal Courts.
Suffrage and elections.
Municipalities.
Revenue and taxation.
Education.
Corporations.
Railroads and commerce.
Militia.
General provisions.
Mode of revision.
Schedule.

Section 3. No special privileges shall be

made to any man or set of

men. 4. All power is inherent in the

people. 5. No preference shall be given by

law to any religious sect. 6. All elections shall be free and

equal. 7. The right of trial by jury. 8. Freedom of the press. 9. In cases of libel the truth may

be given in evidence. 10. Unreasonable searches and seiz

ures are illegal. 11. The rights of accused in criminal

prosecutions. 12. No person,

for indictable offenses, shall be proceeded

against criminally. 13. No person shall be put in Jeop

ardy twice for the same of

fense. 14. All courts shall be open, and

justice shall be had without

sale or delay. 15. No power to suspend laws shall

be exercised unless by the

General Assembly. 16. Bail shall be accepted, except

for capital offenses. 17. Excessive bail or fines shall not

be required nor cruel punish

ment inflicted. 18. No imprisonment for debt. 19. No ex post facto law shall be

enacted.

Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men are by nature free and

equal, and have certain inher

ent rights. 2. Absolute and arbitrary power

over the lives, liberty and property of freemen exists nowhere.

Section 20. No person shall be attainted of

treason or felony by the Gene

ral Assembly. 21. The estate of suicides. 22. No standing army.-The military

subordinate to the civil power.

- Quartering of soldiers. 23. No title of nobility or hereditary

distinctions. 24. Emigration from the State shall

not be prohibited. 25. Slavery and involuntary servi

tude forbidden, except. 26. To guard against transgression

of the high powers we have delegated, etc.

Distribution of Powers. 77. The legislative, executive and

judicial. 28. They shall not exercise the

powers of each other. 29. The legislative power shall be

vested in a House of Repre

sentatives and Senate. 30. The election of the members of

the same. 31. How they shall be elected. 82. To be eligible as a Representa

tive or Senator. 33. The State to be divided into

thirty-eight senatorial districts and one hundred representa

tive districts. 34. The Legislature shall choose its

officers biennially. 35. There shall be one hundred Rep

resentatives and thirty-eight

Senators. 86. When the first General Assembly

under this Constitution shall

meet. 87. A majority of the members of

each house shall constitute a

quorum. 88. The General Assembly shall

judge of the qualifications of

Its own members. 19. The General Assembly may de

termine its own rules and pun. ish members for disorderly

conduct. 40. Each house shall keep a journal.

Section 41. They may not adjourn for more

than three days. 42. Compensation for the same. 43. They shall be privileged from

arrest. 44. No member of the General As.

sembly shall be appointed to any civil office during his term, nor for one year there.

after. 45. No holder of public money shall

be eligible to the General As.

sembly, unless. 46. Every bill shall be read on three

different days in each house. 47. Bills for raising revenue shall

originate in the House of Rep.

resentatives. 48. The General Assembly shall have

no power to diminish the re.

sources of the sinking fund. 49. It may contract debts not to

exceed $500,000. 50. In regard to its power to author.

ize any debt on behalf of the

commonwealth, etc. 51. No law shall relate to more than

one subject. 52. The indebtedness, or liability of

corporations, or Individuals,

shall not be released. 53. Monthly investigations shall be

provided for by law into the accounts of the Treasurer and

Auditor. 54. In regard to injuries resulting

in death, or to personal prop

erty. 55. No act, except, etc., shall be

come a law until ninety days

after adjournment. 56. No bill shall become a law until

signed by the Governor. 57. If a member has a personal or

private interest in a bill, he

shall not vote thereon. 58. The General Assembly shall not

audit nor allow any private claim against the common

wealth, except. 59. The General Assembly shall not

pass local or special acts in any of the following cases.

Section 60. It shall not indirectly enact any

special or local act by the repeal in part of a general act,

etc. 61. In regard to the sale of intoxi.

cating liquors. 62. The style of the laws.

Counties and County Seats. 63. In regard to the forming of new

counties. 64. No county shall be divided, with

out submitting the question to a vote of the people of the

county. 65. There shall be territory

no

stricken from any county un-
less a majority of the voters
shall petition for it.

Impeachment.
66. Sole power in the House of Rep-

resentatives.
67. Shall be tried by the Senate.
68. The Governor and all civil off-

cers shall be liable to impeach-
ment.

Section
82. The Lieutenant-Governor, his

election and term of office.
83. He shall be president of the Sen-

ate, and may vote in case of

tie. 84. He shall take the Governor's

place under certain conditions. 85. A president pro tempore of the

Senate. 86. The compensation of Lieutenant

Governor, or president pro tem

pore of the Senate. 87. In case of the death or disability

of the Lieutenant - Governor,

etc. 88. The Governor may veto a bill. 89. Every order, resolution or vote

in which conference of both houses may be necessary shall

be presented to the Governor. 90. Contested elections for Gover

nor and Lieutenant-Governor,

how determined. 91. Qualification and election of

State officers. ~ Their duties

and term of office. 92. The Attorney-General, 93. Certain State officers may not be

re-elected. 94. The office of Register of the

Land Omce may be abolished. 95. The time for electing State

officers under this Constitution. 96. All the officers mentioned in

section ninety-five shall be paid

by salary and not otherwise. 97. At the general election in 1892

there shall be elected in each Circuit Court district a

commonwealth attorney, and in each county a county clerk.Their duties and terms of

office. 98. The Commonwealth's attorney.

His salary. 99. Election of county officers.

Their term of office. 100. To be eligible to the offices

mentioned in sections ninety

seven and ninety-nine. 101. The qualifications of constables.

-Their jurisdiction and terin of office.

Executive Department. 69. Supreme executive power vested

in the Governor. 70. His election. 71. He may not serve for the suc

ceeding four years after the

expiration of his term. 72. To be eligible for the same. 73. When his term of office shall

begin. 74. His salary to be fixed by law. 75. He shall be Commander-in-Chief

of the militia. 76. He may fill certain vacancies. 77. His powers. 78. He may require information in

writing from the officers of the

executive department. 79. His message. 80. He may, on extraordinary occa

sions, convene the General As

sembly. 81. He shall take care that the laws

are faithfully executed.

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