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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.
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
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
stricken from any county un-
cers shall be liable to impeach-
election and term of office.
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.