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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

Article 1. Rights and privileges. 2. Right of suffrage. 3. Distribution of the powers of

government. 4. Legislative. 6. Executive. 6. Judiciary. 7. Appointing power and tenure of

office. 8. General provisions. 9. Amendments. 10. Schedule.

ARTICLE I.

Rights and Privileges. 1. All men are by nature free and

have certain unalienable rights. 2. All political power is inherent in

the people. 3. Freedom of religious thought and

worship. 4. There shall be no established re

ligion, 5. Liberty of speech and of the

press. 6. Unreasonable searches and seiz

ures prohibited. 7. The right of trial by jury shall

remain inviolate. 8. No person shall be held to an

swer for criminal offenses unless the presentment or

on

14. Treason against the State de

fined. 15. Excessive bail shall not be re

quired nor cruel punishments

inflicted. 16. Private property shall not be

taken for public use without

just compensation. 17. No person shall be imprisoned

for debt. 18. The people have the right to as

semble together peaceably for

the common good. 19. No county, city, etc., shall loan

its credit. 20. The State shall not appropriate

money or donate land, etc. 21. This enumeration of rights and

privileges not to impair other rights retained by the people.

indictment of the grand jury. 10. No person shall be tried twice

for the same offense. 11. Privileges of the writ of habeas

corpus. 12. The military shall be subordinate

to the civil power. 13. Quartering of soldiers.

ARTICLE II.

The Right of Suffrage. 1. Requirements for voters. 2. The Legislature may pass laws

to deprive persons of the right
of suffrage who may be con-
victed of bribery.

ARTICLE III.
Distribution of the Powers of Govern.

ment.
1. Divided into the legislative, ex-

ecutive and judicial.

ARTICLE IV.
Legislative.

Section 1.
1. Legislative power shall be vested

in the Senate and General Assembly.

2. Those who are eligible. 3. Election of the same.

Section 2.

1. The Senate shall be composed of

one Senator from each county

in the State. 2. They shall be divided into three

classes.

Section 3. 1. The General Assembly elected

annually.

Section 4.

Section 7 1. No divorce shall be planted by

the Legislature. 2. Lotteries illegal. 3. No bill of attainder or ex post

facto law. 4. Every law shall embrace but one

object. 5. Every law of this State shall

begin in the following style. 6. The fund for the support of free

schools, etc. 7. No private or special law to be

passed. 8. Private property taken for public

use or just compensation. 9. No private, special or local bills

shall be passed, unless. 10. Foreclosure of mortgages. 11. The Legislature shall not pass

private, local or special laws in any of the following enu

merated cases. 12. Property shall be assessed for

taxes under general laws and by uniform rules.

Section 8.. 1. Members of the Legislature to

take the following oath. 2. Oath of office.

1. Vacancies, how filled. 2. Each house shall be judge of the

elections and qualifications of

its own members. 3. Each house shall choose its own

officers, etc. 4. Each house shall keep a journal. 5. May not adjourn for three days. 6. All bills to be read three times. 7. Pay of members. 8. When members are privileged

from arrest.

Section 5.

1. No member of the Senate or

General Assembly shall be elected to any civil office dur

ing his term. 2. No member of the Senate or

General Assembly shall repre

sent the State at Congress. 3. Other State officers not entitled

to a seat in the Senate or General Assembly.

Section 6.

ARTICLE V.

Executive. 1. The executive power shall be

vested in the Governor. 2. Election of the same. 3. His term of office. 4. Requirements for Governor. 5. Remuneration of the same. 6. He shall be Commander-in-Chiet

of the military and naval

forces of the State. | 7. Every bill to be signed by the

Governor. 8. Those who may not hold the

office of Governor. 9. The Governor may grant re

prieves. 10. May grant pardons. 11. The Governor and all other civil

officers under this State liable

to impeachment. 12. In case of the absence of Gover

nor, his duty shall devolve

1. All bills for raising revenue

shall originate in the House of

Assembly. 2. No money shall be drawn from

the treasury but by appropria

tion. 3. The credit of the State shall not

be loaned. 4. The Legislature shall not create

debts or liability, etc.

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