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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

ARTICLES. Article 1. Declaration of rights. 2. Of the distribution of powers. 3. Of the legislative department. 4. Of the executive department. 3. Of the judicial department. 6. Of the qualifications of electors. 7. Of religion. 8. Of education. 9. Of impeachments. 10. General provisions. 11. Of amendments to the Consti

tution. Preamble.

Section 10. No person shall be arrested except

in

cases clearly warranted by law. 11. Private property may not be

taken for public use without

full compensation. 12. All courts shall be open.-Justice

to be administered without

sale. 13. Excessive bail shall not be re

quired. 14. Bail not accepted for capital

offenses. 15. No person shall be attainted of

treason or felony by the Leg

islature. 16. The citizens have the right to

assemble in a peaceable man

ner for redress of grievances. 17. Citizens have the right to bear

arms. 18. The military to be subordinate

to the civil power. 19. Soldiers not to be quartered in

private houses, nor in time of war except as prescribed by

law. 20. No heriditary emoluments nor

honors shall be granted in this

State. 21. Right of trial by jury.

ARTICLE I.

Declaration of Rights. Section 1. All men are equal in rights. 2. Political power inherent in the

people. 3. Freedom of religious thought

and worship. 4. No preference to be given by

law to any sect or mode of

worship. 5. Freedom of

speech and the press. 6. No laws ever to be passed to

curtail the same. 7. In indictments for libels, the

truth may be given in evi

dence. 8. No unreasonable

seizures or searches, 9. In all criminal prosecutions the

accused has the right to know the nature of his accusation.He shall not be compelled to give evidence against himsell.

ARTICLE II. Of the Distribution of Powers. 1. They shall be divided into the

legislative, executive and judicial.

ARTICLE III. Of the Legislatire* Department. 1. The General Assembly divided

into the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Section 2. Time and place for holding the

assembly. 3. Representatives must be elec

tors.-The number of. 4. The Senate to consist of twelve

members. 5. Ballots for Senators, what to be

done with them. 6. The twelve persons having the

greatest number of votes for Senators shall be declared to be elected.-In case of tie,

how decided. 7. Both houses shall choose its

officers, except the Senate it president.-A majority of each house shall constitute a quo

rum. 8. Each house to determine the

rules of its own proceedings.

Power to expel a member. 9. Each house to keep a journal of

its proceedings. 10. When members of both houses

are privileged from arrest. 11. Debates of each house to be

public, except in certain cases.

Section 9. He shall see that the laws are

faithfully executed. 10. He may grant reprieves. 11. All commissions to bear the

State seal and to be signed

by the Governor. 12. In regard to the passage of

bills and the Governor's ap

proval of the same. 13. Lieutenant-Governor to be presi

dent of the Senate. 14. When the Lieutenant-Governor

shall act as Governor. 15. When the president of the Sen

ate shall act as Governor. 16. President of the Senate

pro tempore. 17. The Treasurer, his powers and

duties. 18. The Secretary, his powers and

duties. 19. The Comptroller of public ac

counts, his duties. 20. Sheriff to be appointed by Gene.

ral Assembly in each county.

- In case of vacancy, how

filled. 21. A statement of all receipts,

payments and debts of the State to be published.

ARTICLE IV. of the Executive Department. 1. Supreme executive power of the

State is vested in the Gover

ARTICLE V.

In

Of the Judicial Department. 1. The judicial powers of the State. 2. Appointment of Justices of the

Peace. 3. Appointment of all Judges and

Justices of the Peace to be by
General Assembly:

nor. 2. Election of the Governor.

case of tie. 3. Election of Lieutenant-Governor.

-Term of office same as Gov

ernor's. 4. Compensation of Governor, Lieu

tenant-Governor, Senators and Representatives to be fixed by

law. 5. The Governor shall

be

as

ARTICLE VI. Of the Qualifications of Electors. 1. All persons who have been ad

mitted freemen shall be

commander-in-chief of the militia. 6. He may require information in

writing from the officers of

the executive department. 7. The Governor may in case of

disagreement between the two

houses adjourn the assembly. 8. Governor's message.

electors. 2. Requirements to become a voter. 3. The right to vote forfeited after

conviction of certain offenses. 4. Electors eligible for any office

in the State except as provided for in the Constitution.

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