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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.

Preamble,

Section 10. The writ of habeas corpus shall

not be suspended. 11. Justice to be administered

without denial or unreasonable

delay. 12. The military subordinate to the

civil power. 13. This enumeration of rights shall

not impair other rights retained by the people.

Distribution of Powers. 14. The powers of the government

are in the legislative, execu

tive and judicial. 15. No department or person there

in shall exercise the power or duties of the others.

Bill of Rights. Section 1. All government of right origi

nates with the people. 2. The people have the right to be

secure against unreasonable

searches and seizures. 3. The people have the right to bear

arms, but not concealed weap

ons. 4. Established religion prohibited.

-Freedom of speech and of the press.-The right of the people to assemble peaceably to consult for the common

good. 5. Slavery or involuntary servi

tude, except for the punish

ment of crime, forbidden. 6. No person shall be compelled to

give evidence against himself, nor shall he be deprived of life, liberty or property with

out due process of law. 7. In criminal prosecutions, the ac

cused shall have a speedy and public trial by an impartial

jury. 8. He shall also be informed of the nature of the accusation and

defend himself by counsel. 9. Excessive bail or excessive fines

shall not be required nor cruel punishments inflicted.-Bail to be accepted except for capital ottengen.

Legislative Department. 16. Representation in the House of

Representatives shall be equal and uniform.-Apportionment to be made after each Federal

census. 17. Also the State to be divided into

Senatorial districts. 18. Until such apportionment men

tioned in articles 16 and 17, the State shall be divided into the following Senatorial districts.

he may

General Assembly. 19. The legislative power of the

State shall be vested in the

General Assembly. 20. The style of the laws.

or

Section 42. All stationery, printing and fuel

used by State shall be fur

nished by contract, 43. Relative to receipts and expend

itures of public moneys. 44. General Assembly not to con

tract any debt. 45. General Assembly not to grant

any extra compensation to of

ficers. 46. General Assembly shall not pass

any special or local laws in

the following specified objects. 47. The General Assembly shall not

indirectly enact special
local laws by the partial re-

Section
21. The time of meeting of the Gen-

eral Assembly.
22. To be eligible to a seat in the

House of Representatives and

Senate.
23. Each house shall judge of the

qualifications, election and re-
turns of its members, choose

its own officers, etc.
24. Either house may punish, etc.
25. Members of the Legislature may

not be appointed or elected to

any civil office, etc. 26. They shall be privileged from

arrest. 27. Their compensation, 28. Each house shall keep a journal. 29. Laws to embrace but one sub

Ject. 30. No law to be revised or amend

ed by reference to its title.
31. The General Assembly shall

never adopt any system or
code of laws by general refer-

ence.
32. A quorum shall consist of a ma-

jority of members of each

house.
33. Neither house, without the con-

sent of the other, shall ad-
journ for more than three

days.
34. The yeas and nays of either

house shall be entered on the

journal. 35. All bills for revenue shall origi

nate in the House of Repre

sentatives.
36. Bills rejected by either house

shall not again be proposed in
the same house during the

same session.
37. Every bill shall be reported on

three different days and shall
be passed if a majority vote

for it.
38. Amendments by one house must

be concurred in by the other. 39. Title of the bill to be read. 40. Laws passed by the General As

sembly must be promulgated. 41. The clerical officers of the two

houses.

peal of any general law. 48. Relative to local and special

laws. 49. No law shall be passed fixing

the price of manual labor. 50. Members of the General Assem

bly not to vote when interest

ed. 51. Relative to public money for de

nominations of religion. 52. The General Assembly shall

have no power to increase ex

penses of any office. 53. Relative to appropriation bill. 54. Relative to appropriations for

a specific purposes. 55. No appropriation shall be made

at the close of the session. 56. Relative to the funds, credit and

property of the State of Louis

lana. 57. General Assembly not to recrease indebtedness

of any corporation.

Executive Department. 58. Shall consist of Governor, Lieu

tenant-Governor, Auditor, Sec

retary of State and Treasurer. 59. The supreme

power shall be vested in Governor. 60. Qualifications of Governor and

Lieutenant-Govenror. 61. When Governor shall enter on

discharge of his duties. 62. Relative to impeachment of

Governor.

Section 63. Compensation of Lieutenant

Governor when acting as Gov

ernor. 64. Lleutenant-Governor shall be

President of the Senate. 65. Compensation of Lieutenant

Governor. 66. Governor shall have power to

grant reprieves. 67. Compensation of Governor. 68. Governor to nominate and ap

point officers. 69. The Governor to have power to

fill vacancies. 70. He may require information

from officers of executive department.-The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of

militia. 71. Governor to furnish information

to General Assembly. 72. Governor to take care the laws

are executed. To convene the General Assembly in extra

session. 73. The Governor to sign bills

passed by both houses.--To re

turn bill within five days. 74. Power of the Governor to dis

approve of any item of a bill

making appropriations. 75. Governor shall have power to

approve every order, resolution

or vote of General Assembly. 76. How and when Treasurer, Aud

itor, Attorney-General and Secretary of State shall be elect

ed. 77. The compensation of officers of

executive department. 78. Appropriations for clerical ex

penses of officers of executive

department. 79. All commissions shall be made

in the name and by the authority of the State of Louislana.

Section
81. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court.
82. How Supreme Court is com-

posed, salary of the judges,
how' judges are appointed,
term of office of judges, how
vacancies are filled, how or-
ganized, qualifications of

judges. 83. Supreme Court districts.-Judges

to be appointed from districts. 84. Sessions of the Supreme Court.

-Judges of Supreme Court to

appoint their clerks. 85. Relative to judgments by Su

preme Court.-Relative to recusation of judges of Supreme

Court. 86. All judges shall be conservators

of the peace. 87. Judges to refer to law in render

ing judgments. 88. There shall be a reporter of Su

preme Court. 89. Judges of Supreme Court to is

sue writs of habeas corpus, etc. 90. Supreme Court shall have con

trol of all inferior courts and issue writs of habeas corpus,

etc. 91. Appeals from District Courts to

Supreme Court. 92. Judges of Supreme Court to per

form none but judicial duties. 93. Judges of courts to be liable to

impeachment. 94. Election, qualifications and sal

ary of Attorney-General. 95. Jurisdiction of Courts of Appeal. 96. How Courts of Appeal are com

posed, how judges are elected, term of office of judges, qual

ifications of judges. 97. Circuits of Courts of Appeal. 98. Number of sessions of Courts of

Appeal. 99. Terms of circuit of Courts of

Appeal.
100. Whenever the first day of the

term shall fall on a legal holi-
day, the court shall begin its
sessions on the next legal day
after.

Judiciary Department. 80. Judicial power shall be vested

in Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, in District Courts and Justices of Peace.

Section 101. Relative to judgments by

judges of Courts of Appeal. 102. Relative to trial of causes on

appeal to Courts of Appeal. 103. Rules of practice regulating ap

peals to Courts of Appeal. 104. Judges of Courts of Appeal to

issue writs of habeas corpus,

etc. 105. Compensation of judges of

Courts of Appeal. 106. The sheriff of the parish to at

tend sessions of Courts of Ap

peal. 107. Limited number of District

Courts. 108. Present number of District

Courts. 109. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 110. Relative to increase of number

of judges of District Court. 111. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 112. Relative to recused cases in

District Courts. 113. Relative ' to qualifications of

judges. 114. Relative to legislation affect

ing judges. 115. Judges of District Courts shall

have the power to issue writs

of habeas corpus. 116. The General Assembly to pro

vide for the selection of intel

ligent jurors. 117. Number of terms of District

Courts.-How terms are fixed

and number of jury terms. 118. There shall be a sheriff and cor

oner elected in each parish.-The coroner shall act for sheriff when sheriff is an interested party.-Qualifications and

bond of sheriff. 119. Compensation of sheriff. 120. Qualification of coroners. 121. There shall be a clerk of Dis

trict Court in each parish.He shall be elected.-Salary and qualifications of said

clerks. 122. The General Assembly shall

have power to authorize clerks

Section

of courts to grant certain or

ders. 123. Clerks of courts may appoint

deputies. 124. Number of district attorneys.

-How and when elected.---
Term of office and qualifica-

tions. 125. Justices of the peace.-Num

ber of.--How elected.-Term of office, jurisdiction of, com

pensation of. 126. Relative to jurisdiction of jus

tices of the peace. 127. Constables.-Number of, how

elected, term of office of,

compensation of. 128. Court of Appeals in city of

New Orleans. 129. Relative to transfers from Su

preme Court to Court of Ap

peals. 130. Number of District Courts,

number of judges, qualifications of judges of, how judges are appointed, salary of judges, term of office of judges, jurisdiction of Dis

trict Courts. 131. The General Assembly to have

power to increase number of

judges of District Court. 132. Trial of causes in District

Court. 133. Relative to the deposit of money

by District Court. 134. District Attorney of Orleans

county.-His duties, qualifications and compensation.-He

may also appoint a deputy. 135. To regulate salaries of judges

and fix fees of the City Court of Orleans.--To increase the number of city courts of Or

leans. 136. The General Assembly may

provide for police or magis

trate's courts. 137. Relative to the clerk of Civil

Court of Orleans.--How elected, term of office, salary of the, removal of the, qualifica. tion and bond of.

Section 138. Judges of District Courts of

Orleans to appoint minute

clerks. 139. The sheriff to be executive of

ficer of District Courts.-TO provide for the trial of sher

iffs. 140. Fees of the civil sheriff. 141. Deputies to be appointed by the

sheriff. He is to be responsible for them and may re

move them at pleasure. 142. The bond of the civil sheriff.

The bond of the criminal sher

iff. 143. Constables of Orleans.-Num

ber of, how elected, term of office, duties and compensation

of, removal of the. 144. Recorder of mortgages of par

ish of Orleans.-How elected, term of office of, salary of, qualifications and duties of,

employes of the. 145. The General Assembly to enact

a fee bill for the clerks. sheriffs, constables, register of conveyances and recorder

of mortgages in Orleans. 146. Clerks of Criminal Court to be

paid from special fund.Clerk of Civil Court to be paid

from special fund. 147. Coroner.-Ex-Officio city physi

cian.-Qualifications of, how elected, term of office of the, salary of the, to appoint an assistant, to be paid by the parish of Orleans.

Section 151. Treason against the State de

fined. 152. All civil officers shall be re

movable by vote of General Assembly except those whose removal is otherwise provided

for. 153. No United States officer shall

be eligible to any office in this

State. 154. The journal of proceedings of

General Assembly to be in

English language. 155. No ex post facto law shall be

passed. 156. Private property shall not be

taken or damaged without just and adequate compensa

tion being made. 157. No power of suspending laws

shall be exercised except by General Assembly or its au

thority. 158. The General Assembly provide

for change of venue in civil or

criminal cases. 159. No person shall hold or exer

cise more than one office of trust or profit under State

government. 160. The General Assembly may de.

termine mode of filling of

fice when vacancies occur. 161. All officers shall continue in

office until their successors

shall have been installed. 162. The military shall be subordi

nate to the civil power. 163. Each parish shall support its

own paupers. 164. Relative to domicile of soldiers,

sailors and marines of the

United States. 165. The General Assembly to pass

laws of arbitration, 166. The power of the courts to pun

ish for contempt to be limited

by law. 167. The General Assembly shall

have the power to grant lot

tery charters. 168. In all proceedings the truth

may be used.-The jury shall judge of the law,

Genervl Provisions. 148. No person shall be eligible to

vote, serve as juror, or hold office who shall have been convicted of treason, bribery, forgery, or any crime punishable with a term in the peni

tentiary. 149. The members of the General

Assembly and all officers to

take following oath. 150. The seat of government shall

be and remain at Baton Rouge.

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