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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OREGON.
Articles 1. Bill of rights. 2. Suffrage and elections. 3. Distribution of powers. 4. Legislative department. 6. Executive department. 6. Administrative department. 7. Judicial department. 8. Education and school lands. 9. Finance. 10. Miltia. u. Corporations and internal im
pruvement. 12. State printer. 13. Salaries. 14. Seat of government. 16. Miscellaneous. 16. Boundaries, 17. Amendments. 18. Schedule. Preamble.
Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men are of equal rights. 2. Religious worship. 3. Religious opinion. 4. Religious test. 6. State money shall not be given
to any religious sect or denomi.
nation. 6. Witnesses. 7. Oath or affirmation. 8. Freedom of speech. 9. Searches, seizures and warrants. 10. Courts not to be secret. 11. Rights of defendant. 13. Not to be tried twice for same
crime. 13. Treatment of persons under ar
rest. 14. Ball. 15. Punishment of crime. 16. Excessive ball and fines.-Pow
er of jury in criminal cases. 11 Civil cases.-Right of trial by
Jury shall be inviolate.
Section 18. Private property taken for pub
lic use. 19. Imprisonment for debt. 20. Exclusive privileges shall not
be granted to any class of cit
izens. 21. What laws shall not be passed. 22. How laws may be suspended. 23. Habeas corpus. 24. Treason against the State, evi
dence of. 25. No conviction shall work cor
ruption of blood or forfeiture
of estate. 26. The people shall have the right
to assemble together in a peaceable manner for the com
mon good. 27. The right to bear arms. 28. Quartering soldiers. 29. Titles of nobility. 30. Emigration. 31. Rights of white foreigners.
What emigration may be re
strained. 32. Taxes and duties. 33. Enumeration of rights, how con
strued. 34. Prohibition of slavery. 35. Free negroes and mulattoes.
Suffrage and Elections.
1. Elections free. "2. Qualifications of voters. 3. Idiotic, insane or convict per
sons not voters. 4. Residence. 5. Soldiers, seamen or marines may
not vote. 8. Negroes, Chinamen or mulattoes
may not vote. 7. Bribery at elections disqualines
from holding office. 8. Laws concerning elections.
Section 9. Duels, disqualify from holding
any office of trust or profit. 10. Lucrative offices. 11. Collector, when ineligible to of
fice. 12. Appointment pro tempore. 13. When electors are free from
arrest. 14. General elections to be held bi
ennially. 16. Votes to be given viva voce. 16. Plurality shall elect. 17. Electors.
Section 19. Reading of bills and vote a
final passage. 20. Subject and title of act. 21. Act to be plainly worded. 22. Mode of revision or amendment. 23. What local or special laws may
not be passed. 24. Suit against the State. 25. Majority necessary to pass A
bill.Bill to be signed
speaker. 26. Protest. 27. What statute a public law. 28. When act is to take effect. 29. Compensation of members. 30. When members are not eligible
to office. 31. Oaths of members.
Distribution of Powers, 1. Powers of government.
Legislative Department. 1. Legislative authority.-Style of
& bil:. 2. The Senate shall consist of six
teen and the House of thirty
four members. 8. By whom chosen. 4. Terms of senators and repre
sentatives, - Senators, how
classified 8. Census to be taken every ten
years. 6. Apportionment. 7. Senatorial districts. 8. Qualifications of senators, etc. 9. Senators, when they are to be
free from arrest.-Words ut
tered in debate. 10. Sessions of the Legislative As1
gembly. 11. Election of officers.-Judge of
qualifications of members, etc. 12. Quorum. 13. Each house to keep a journal.
Yeas and nays. 14. Open doors.—When sessions may
be secre 16. Punishment and expulsion of
members. 16. Punishment of a person not a
member. 17. General powers. 18. Bills may originate in either
Executive Department. 1. Executive power vested in the
Governor.-Term of office. 2. Qualifications of Governors. 3. Who not eligible. 4. Election of Governor. 5. In case of a tie how decided. 6. Contested elections. 7. Term of office. 8. In case of vacancy or disability. 9. Governor commander-in-chiet of
military and naval forces al
the State. 10. To take care that the laws ar.
executed. 11. He shall, from time to time,
give the Assembly information. 12. He may convene the Legislature. 13. To transact all necessary bun
ness with officers. 14. May grant reprieves and par.
đong. 15. Veto power.-Reconsideration.
Vote to be by yeas and nayı, 16. Governor to All vacancies by
appointment. 17. He shall issue writs of election. 18. Commissions.
ARTICLE VI. Administrative Department, 1. Election of Secretary and Trees
urer of State.
ARTICLE IX. 2. Secretary of State.
Finance. 3. Seal of State.
Section 4. Power and duties of Treasurer. 1. Assessment and taxation. 6. Office and records of executive ! 2. Current expenses. officers.
3. Law levying taxes. 6. County officers.
4. Money to be drawn from treas7. Other officers.
ury only by appropriation. 8. Qualifications of county officers. 5. Publication of receipts and ex9. Vacancies.
6. Tax for deficiency. ARTICLE VII.
7. Appropriations. Judicial Department.
8. Stationery, how furnished. 1. Judicial power of the State, in
1. Militia. 2. Supreme Court, Justices of.
2. Who are exempt. 3. Term of office. 4. Vacancy.
3. Governor to appoint Adjutant. 6. Who to be Chief Justice.
General and other chief ot6. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court.
ficers. 7. Terms of Supreme Court.
4. Staff officers.-Governor to com8. Circuit Courts.
mission. 9. Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 5. Legislature to make regulations 10. When the Supreme and Circuit
ARTICLE XI. 11. County Court.
Corporations and Internal Improve12. Jurisdiction.-Commissioners of
ments. County Courts.
1. Prohibition of banks. 13. Writs granted by County Judges. 2. Corporations to be formed under -Habeas corpus.
general laws.-Municipal cor14. Expenses of court in certain
3. Liability of stockholders. 15. Election of County Clerk, etc.
4. Compensation for property taken Legislature may divide the
by corporations. duties of County Clerk.
5. Restrictions upon municipal cor. 16. Sheriff.
porations. 17. Prosecuting Attorneys.
6. State not to be a stockholder in 18. Jurors. 19. Official delinquencies.
a corporation. 20. Removal of judges.
7. Credit of the State not to be
loaned.--The power of con21. Oath of office.
tracting debts. ARTICLE VIII.
8. State not to assume county
debts, unless. Education and School Lands.
9. Municipal corporations. 1. Superintendent of Public In- 10. Limitations upon powers to construction.
tract debts by counties. 2. Common school fund. 3. System of common schools.
ARTICLE XII. 4. Distribution of school funds.
State Printer. 8. Board of commissioners for sale, 1. State printer. The rates to bo of school lands.
paid him to be fixed by law.
Salaries. Section 1. Salaries of State officers. They
shall receive no fees.
Amendments. Section 1. Amendments to Constitution. 2. Two or more amendments.
Seat of Government.
moved.—Taxation of public in-
Miscellaneous. 1. Officers to hold office till suc
cessors are elected. 2. Tenure of office. 3. Oath of office. 4. Lotteries are prohibited. 6. Property of married women. 6. New counties. 7. Officers to receive fee in certain
tate or work mining claims,
Schedule. 1. Election for acceptance or rejec
tion of the Constitution. 2. Questions.-Returns of election. 3. When Constitution to be accept
ed or rejected. 4. If majority of votes cast for
slavery, then this section to be added to bill of rights.-If majority of votes given against
slavery. 5. Apportionment of Senators and
Representatives. 6. Election, under the Constitution
and organization of the State. 7. Former laws. 8. Officers to continue in office
Boundaries. 1. Boundaries of State.
PKEAMBLE. We, the people of the State of Oregon, to the end that justice be
established, order maintained, and liberty perpetuated, do or. dain this Constitution.
Bill of Rights. 1. We declare that all men, when they form a social compact, are equal in rights; that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; and they have all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think
proper. 2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.