« PreviousContinue »
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.
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
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.
The Right of Suffrage. 1. Requirements for voters. 2. The Legislature may pass laws
to deprive persons of the right
ecutive and judicial.
in the Senate and General Assembly.
2. Those who are eligible. 3. Election of the same.
1. The Senate shall be composed of
one Senator from each county
in the State. 2. They shall be divided into three
Section 3. 1. The General Assembly elected
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
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.
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.