Gambar halaman
PDF
ePub

OF THE

STATE OF VERMONT:

Constitutions

ESTABLISHED BY CONVENTION JULY 9, 1793 ; AND AMENDED BY CONVENTIONS IN 1828, 1836, 1850, AND 1870, AND BY

THE PEOPLE IN 1883.

BRATTLEBORO:
C. H. DAVENPORT & CO.

1891.

[merged small][ocr errors]

THE CONSTITUTION OF VERMONT.

2

CHAPTER 1.

ARTICLE

15 Legislature only may susA declaration of the rights of the

pend laws. inhabitants of the State of Ver

16 Right to bear arms; standmont.

ing armies; military power ARTICLE

subordinate to civil. All men born free; their nat.

17 Martial law restricted. ural right?; slavery pro

18 Regard to fundamental prinhibited.

ciples and virtues, necesPrivate property subject to

sary to preserve liberty. public use; owner to be

19 Right to emigrate. paid.

20 Right to assemble, instruct L3 Freedom in religion; right and petition. and duty of religious wor

21 No transportation for trial.
ship.
4 Remedy at law secured to all.

CHAPTER 2.
s People, by the legislature, to Plan or frame of government.

regulate internal police.
6 Officers servants of the peo-

SECTION
ple,

1 Superseded. 7. Government for the people;

2 Superseded.

3 Superseded,
they may change it.
8 Elections to be free and pure;

4 Courts of justice in each rights of freemen therein.

county; judges. 9 Citizen's rights and duties in

5 Court of chancery may be

erected.
the state.-Bearing arms.
-Taxation.

6 Legislative, executive and 10 Right- of persons accused of

judiciary departments to be crime. Personal liberty.

distinct. 11 Search and seizure regulated.

7

Town representatior. L

8 Election of 12 Trial by jury to be held sa

representatives.

9 Powers of the legislature. cred. 13 Freedom of speech and of the

10 Election of governor, lieutenpress.

ant-governor and treasurer 14 Immunity for words spokend

Governor and. executive in legislative debate.

power.

[ocr errors]

11

SECTION

12 Representative's oaths.
13 Doors of general assembly to

be open.

SECTION
32 Form of prosecutions and ir-

dictments.-Fines.
33 Imprisonment for debt

stricted. - Prisoners bail

able.--No excessive bail. 34 Elections to be free and vol

untary; punishment fo:

corruption. 35 Deeds to be recorded. 36 Entails to be regulated. 37 Punishment for crimes not

capital to be hard labor. 38 Suicide's estate not to be for.

feited.- No deodand. 39 Citizenship, how obtained. 40 Liberty to hunt, fowl and

fish. 41 Laws to encourage virtue

and prevent vice to be kept in force.-Schools to be maintained and religious

societies encouraged. 42 Declaration of rights not to

be violated. 43 Abrogated.

21

14 Journals, with yeas and nays

to be printed. 15 Style of laws. 16 Superseded. 17 Only money appropriated by

act of legislation to be

drawn from treasury. 18 Residence of representatives. 19 Representatives not to act as

counsel or take fee for ad

vocating bill. 20 Legislature not to declare

any guilty of treason or

felony. Freeman's qualifications and

oath. Inhabitants to be armed and

trained. - Officers of mi

litia. 23 Form of commissions; state

seal. 24 Impeachments; all officers

liable to; no bar to prose

cution at law. 25 Officers of profit forbidden.

Officers to have reasonable compensation.-Fees to be lessened.-Receiving ille

gal fees. 26 Incompatible offices.-Fed.

eral officers inelligible. 27 Superseded. 28 Treasurer's accounts to be

audited. 29 Oaths of allegiance and office.

-Every officer to take and

subscribe them. 30 Eligibility of governor and

lieutenant-governor. 31 Trials of proper issues to be

by jury

22

ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT.

ARTICLE
I Foreigners to be naturalized

before becoming freemen.
2 House of representatives.
3 General assembly; like pow-

ers of senate and house in legislation - Revenue bills.

-Adjournment. 4 Superseded. 5. Election of senators; duties

of several offi ers therein -Legislature may regulate

the election 6 Powers of the senate.-Lieu

tenant-governor to be pres. ent and have casting vote.

ARTICLE 7 Senate to try impeachments.

-Extent of judgment. 8 Governor supreme executive,

his powers.-May appoint secretary of civil and mili

tary affairs. General assembly tɔ canvass

votes for governor, lieutenant-governor and treasurer; and to elect these officers if the freemen do

not. 10 General Assembly to elect

secretary of state and cer

tain other officers. 11 Bills to be sent to the gover

nor; to be signed by him if approved. Veto and proceedings thereon.-Bills

not returned. Writ of habeas corpus not

to be suspended 13

Effect of certain amendments

to the constitution 14 Freemen to elect assistant

judges of the county court. 15 Freemen to elect sheriffs and

high bailiffs. 16 Freemen to elect state's at

torneys 17 Freemen to elect judges of

probate. 18 Freemen to elect justices of

Number of justices in each town. 19

Officers named in five preced

ing sections to be elected

by ballot. 20 Election of assistant judges

of the county court, sheriffs,

ARTICLE

high bailiffs, state's attor. neys, judges of probate, and justices of the peace; the governor to commission

them, 21 Legislature to provide for

vacancy in offices of governor,

and lieutenant-governor.--Governor may appoint a treasurer to fill a

vacancy 22.

Securities to be given by treasurer, sheriffs, and

high bailiffs. 23 Senators; their number, qual.

ifications and apportion

ment. 24 $ 1. Biennial sessions—$ 2.

Biennial elections. - $ 3. Term of office of the governor, lieutenant-governor and treasurer.-$ 4. Term of office of senators and representatives.- 5 Term

of office of county officers. 25 $ 1. Mode of amending con

stitution.- $ 2. General assembly may direct manner of voting on amend. ments.-$ 3. House of representatives may order impeachments -$ 4. Coun

cil of censors abolished. 26 Term of office of judges of

the supreme court. 27 Additional oath to represent

atives Construction of

words in oath. 28 Election of secretary of state

and auditor of accounts.

12

the peace.

« SebelumnyaLanjutkan »