Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

Given under our official signatures this 7th day of Jay, A. D. 1907.

WM. H. MURRAY, resident, the Constitutional Convention of the proposel State of Oklahoma. Attest : JOHN MCLAIN YOUNG,

Secretary.

ACCEPTING ENABLING ACT. Be it ordained by the constitutional convention for the proposed State Oklahoma, that said constitutional convention do, by this ordinance, irrevible, accept the terins and conditions of an act of the Congress of the ited States, entitled, "An act to enable the people of Oklahoma and the lian Territory to form a constitution and State government and be acktted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States; and to ible the people of New Mexico und of Arizona to form a constitution and ite gorerument and be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with · original States," approved June the 10th, anno Domini 1906.

I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance accepting the terms and ditions of the enabling act as the same has heretofore been passed and rossed, was engrossed with the engrossed copy of the constitution on parchot, was read ils engrossed and roll call had thereon and the same duly pted by a majority of the votes of all the delegates elected to and constiing this convention, at 11:41 o'clock, a. m., this "2nd day of April, anno nini 1907.

WM. H. MURRAY, sident The (constitutional Convention of the proposed State of Oklahoma. Attest: JOIN JCLAIN YOUNG,

Secretary

[blocks in formation]

The manufacture, sale, barter, giving away, or otherwise furnishing, ex

as hereinafter provided, of intoxicating liquors within this State, or any t thereof, is prohibited for a period of twenty-one years from the date of

admission of this State into the Union, and thereafter until the people the State shall otherwise provide by amendment of this constitution and ier State legislation. Any person, individual or corporate, who shall man'ture; sell, barter, give away, or otherwise furnish any intoxicating liquor any kind, including beer, ale, and wine, contrary to the provisions of this ion, or who shall, within this State, advertise for sale or solicit the purse of any such liquors, or who shall ship or in any way convey such liquors n one place within this State to another place therein, except the convey2 of a lawful purchase as herein authorized, shall be punished, on convic

thereof, by fine not less than $50 and by imprisonment not less than ty days for each offense: Provided, That the legislature may provide by for one agency under the supervision of the State in each incorporated

of not less than 2.000 population in the State; and if there be no corited town of 2,000) population in any county in this State, such county ll be entitled to have one such agency, for the sale of such liquor for licinal purposes; and for the sale, for industrial purposes, of alcohol which I have been denaturized by some process approved by the United States imissioner of Internal Revenue; and for the sale of alcohol for scientific poses to such scientific institutions, universities, and colleges as are authorI to procure the same free of tax under the laws of the United States:

for the sale of such liquors to any apothecary who shall have executed approved bond. in a sum not less than $1.00), conditioned that none of

liquors shall be used or disposed of for any purpose other than in the pounding of prescriptions or other medicines, the sale of which would not ject him to the payment of the special tax required of liquor dealers by

the United States, and the payment of such special tax by any person within the State shall constitute prima facie evidence of his intention to violate the provisions of this section. No sale shall be made except upon the sworu statement of the applicant in writing setting forth the purpose for which the liquor is to be used, and no sale shall be made for medicinal purposes except sales to apothecaries as hereinabove provided unless such statement shall be inccompanied by a bona fide prescription signed by a regular practicing physician, which prescription shall not be filled more than once. Each sale shall be duly registered, and the register thereof, together with the affidavits and prescription pertaining thereof, shall be open to inspection by any otficer or (itizen of the State at all times during business hours. Any person who sball knowingly make a false affidavit for the purpose aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of of perjury. Any physician who shall prescribe any such liquor, except for treatment of disease which after his own personal diagnosis, be shall deem to require such treatment, shall, upon conviction thereof. be puu ished for each offense by fine of not less than $200 or by imprisonment for Dut less than thirty days, or by both such fines and imprisonment; and any je! son connected with any such agency who shall be convicted of making any sale or other disposition of liquor contrary to these provisions shall be pu! ished by imprisonment for not less than one year and one day. Upon the admission of this State into the l’nion these provisions shall be immediately enforceable in the courts of the State: Provided, That there shall be sub mitted separately, at the same election at which this constitution is set mitted for ratification or rejection, and on the same ballot, the foreguills itrticle entitled “Prohibition," on which ballot shall be printed "for State wide prohibition" and "?gainst State-wide probibition": And provided further. That if a majority of the votes cast for and against State-wide prohibitivo are for State-wide prohibition, the said article shall be and form a part of this constitution and be in full force and effect as such, as provided therein but if a majority of said votes shall be against State-wide prohibition, the the provisions of said article shall not form a part of this constitution :d shall be null and void.

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing provision and ordinar submitting the same separately to a vote of the people of the State as her tofore adopted on the 11th day of March, A. D. 1907, as above engrossed. *** doptel as engrossed upon roll call for the purpose of such separate subu sion, on this the 22nd day of April, anno Domini 1907.

WM. H. MURRAY, President The Constitutional Conrention of the proposed State of Oklahusik, Attest: Joux McLAIN YOUNG,

Secretary.

CONSTITUTION OF OREGON-1857.*

PREAMBLE. e. the people of the State of Oregon, to the end that justice be establishell, maintained, and liberty perpetuated, do ordain this c'onstitution.

ARTICLE I.

BILL OF RIGHTS. CTION 1, We declare that all men, when they form it social compact, are iu right; that all power is inherent in the people, and all free goveri). are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety anıl ess; and they have at all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the ment in such manner as they may think proper. 4. 2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to worship Almighty cording to the dictates of their own consciences. C. 3. No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise anil ent of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience. c. 1.

No religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office t or profit. K: 5. No money shall be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any is or theological institution, nor shall any money be appropriated for the pt of any religious services in either house of the Legislative Assembly. :: 6. No person shall be rendered incompetent as a witness or juror in lience of his opinions on matters of religion, nor be questioned in any \f justice touching his religious belief, to affect the weight of his testi

:: 7. The mode of administering, an oath or affirmation shall be such

he most consistent with, and binding upon, the conscience of the person m such oath or affirmation may be administered. 1. 8. No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, 'icting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever: ry person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right. :: 9. No law shall violate the right of the people to be secure in their

houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable search or seizure; and rant shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmafue particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or

be seized.

10. No court shall be secret, but justice shall be administered openly hout purchase, completely and without delay, and every man shall have

by due course of law for injury done him in his person, property or ion.

11. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the right to rial by an impartial jury in the county in which the offense shall have mmitted; to be heard by himself and counsel; to demand the nature ise of the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof; to meet nesses face to face, and to have compulsory process for. obtaining wit. in his favor.

12. No person shall be put in jeopardy twice for the same offeuse, compelled in any criminal prosecution to testify against himself. he constitution of Oregon was framed by a convention which assembled at n August 17, and adjourned on September 18, 1857. On November 9, 1857, titution as a whole was ratified by a vote of 7,195 to 3,195 ; there were 2,645 en in favor of slavery and 7,727 votes against; there were 1,081 votes given

of permitting the residence of free negroes and 8,040 votes against. The ion went into effect on February 14, 1859, the day on which the act admitting to the Union was approved.

SEC. 13. No person arrested or confined in jail shall be treated with necessary rigor.

SEC. 14. Offenses, except murder and treason, shall be bailable by sut cient sureties. Murder or treason shall not be bailable when the proof is evide 1 or the presumption strong:

SEC. 15. Laws for the punishment of crime shall be founded on the main ciples of reformation, and not of vindictive justice.

SEC. 16. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines im Cruel and unusual punishments shall not be inflicted, but all penalties shall proportioned to the offense. In all criminal cases whatever, the jury shall ba the right to determine the law, and the facts, under the direction of the court to the law, and the right of new trial, as in civil cases.

SEC. 17. In all civil cases, the right of trial by jury shall remain invio te

SEC. 18. Private property shall not be taken for public use, nor the fire ticular services of any man be demanded, without just compensation; except in case of the State, without such compensation first sissessed ant tendered.

SEC. 19. There shall be no imprisonment for debt except in case of fra or absconding debtors.

SEC. 20. No Jaw shall be passed granting to any citizen or class of citizen privileges or immunities which, upon the same terms, shall not eqnally be to all citizens.

SEC. 21. No es post facto law, or law impairing the obligations of con tracts, shall ever be passed, nor shall any law be passed, the taking effect which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in 1 ('onstitution; provided, the laws locating the Capital of the State, locatie county seats and submitting town and corporate acts, and other local and se laws, may take effect or not, upon a vote of the electors interested.

SEC. 22. The operation of the laws shall never be suspended except by authority of the Legislative Assembly.

SEC. 23. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspect unless, in case of rebellion or invasion, the public safety requires it.

SEC. 24. Treason against the State, shall consist only in legying gainst it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid or comfort. shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to same overt act, or confession in open court.

Sec. 25. No conviction shall work corruption of blood or forfeitun estate.

SEC. 26. No law shall be passed restraining any of the inhabitants of state from assembling together in it peaceable manner to consult for ty common good; nor from instructing their representatives: nor from appiate to the legislature for redress of grievances.

SEC. 27. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defens themselves and the State, but the military shall be kept in strict subordina to the civil power.

SEC. 28. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any bod without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, except in the mare prescribed by law.

SEC. 29. No law shall be passed granting any title of nobility. or ferring hereditary distinctions.

SEC. 30. No law shall be passed prohibiting emigration from tbe State

SEC. 31. White foreigners who are or may hereafter become resident this State shall enjoy the same rights in respect to the possession, enjoyund descent of property as native-born citizens. And the Legislative Asset shall have power to restrain and regulate the immigration to this Stat M persons not qualified to become citizens of the United States.

SEC. 32. No tax or duty shall be imposed without the cousent of tbe peyni or their representatives in the Legislative Assembly; and all taxation sha eqnal and uniform.

SEC. 33. This enumeration of rights and privileges shall not lwe ostrir! to impair or deny others retaineil hy the people.

No pa

*. 34. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the otherwise than as at punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have ily convicted. 1: 3.). No free negro or mulatto, not residing in this State at the time of ption of this constitution, shall come, ' reside or be within this state, any real estate, or make any contracts, or maintain any suit therein;

Legislative Assembly shall provide by penal laws for the removal hy btficers of all such negroes and mulattoes, and for their effectual excl11om the State, and for the punishment of persons who shall bring them

State, or employ or harbor them. 1

36. From and after January first, 1916, no intoxicating liquors shall ufactured, or sold, within this State, except for medicinal purposes inion ption of a licensed physician, or for scientifie, sacramental or mechanical

s section is self-executing and all provisions of the Constitution and

this State and of the charters and ordinances of all cities, towns and municipalities therein, in conflict with the provisions of this section, are repealed.2 369. No intoxicating liquors shall be imported into this State for purposes.

section is self-executing and all provisions of the Constitution and this State and of the charters and ordinances of all cities, towns and unicipalities therein, in conflict with the provisions of this section, are repealed.3 36. The death penalty shall not be inflicted upon any person under the Oregion. The maximum punishment which may be inflicted shall be risonment. provisions of the Constitution and laws of Oregon in conflict with this kre hereby abrogated and repealer in so far as they conflict herewith.

section is self executing. 4

ARTICLE II.

SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS.

SION 1. All elections shall be free and equal.

2. In all elections not otherwise provided for by this ('onstitution, izen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards. I have resided in the State during the six months immediately preceding tion, shall be entitled to vote.5 3. Yo idiot or insane person shall be entitled to the privileges of it!!

se restrictions on the rights of negroes and mulattoes were abrogated by the h Amendment of the Federal Constitution. ion 36 is a new section ; it was proposed by initiative petition filed on July ratified at the election of November 3, 1914, and became effective on De.

1914. ion 36a is a new section; it was proposed by initiative petition filed on July antified on November 7, 1916, and became effective on December 5, 1916. ion 36 is a new section; it was proposed by initiative petition filed on July atified at the election of November 3, 1914, and declared effective on Decem1. It will be observed that the last two sections of this article are each num

this occurred by reason of the fact that both sections were designated as petition by which they were proposed. ion ? has been amended twice; the first amendment was proposed by initiaon filed on December 20, 1910, ratified at the election of November 5, 1912. ne effective on November 30, 1912. The second amendment was proposed by itive assembly of 1913 and ratified at the election of November 3, 1914, and t on December 3, 1914. The text of the amendment of 1912 is as follows: In all elections not otherwise provided for by this Constitution, every citizen nited States, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have

the State during the six months immediately preceding such election, and son of foreign birth of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall led in this state during the six months immediately preceding such election,

have declared his or her intention to become a citizen of the United States preceding such election, conformably to the laws of the United States on the

naturalization, shall be entitled to vote at all elections authorized by law.

« AnteriorContinuar »