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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING.:
Section 9. The right of trial by jury shall
remain inviolate in criminal
cases. 10. In criminal prosecutions accusei!
shall have the right to defend
in person and by counsel. 11. No person compelled to testify
against himself. – No person in jeopardy twice for the same
offense. 12. Witnesses not to be unreason
ably detained. 13. Persons proceeded against crimi
nally by indictment. 14. All persons shall be bailable.
Excessive bail and cruel pun
ishments prohibited. 15. The Penal Code shall be framed
on the humane principles of
reformation and prevention. 16. In regard to prisons and im
prisonment. 17. Habeas corpus. 18. Freedom of religious thought
and worship. 19. State money not to be given to
sectarian or religious
Article 1. Declaration of rights. 2. Distribution of powers. 3. Legislative department. 4. Executive department. 5. Judicial department. 6. Suffrage. 7. Education. 8. Irrigation and water rights. 9. Mines and mining. 10. Corporations. 11. Boundaries. 12. County organization. 13. Municipal corporations. 14. Salaries. 15. Taxation and revenue. 16. Public indebtedness. 17. State militia. 18. Public lands and donations. 19. Miscellaneous. 20. Amendment. 21. Schedule.
ciety. 20. Freedom of speech. 21. The people may assemble to
gether peaceably to consult
for the common good. 22. The rights of labor to have just
protection. 23. Education encouraged. 24. The right of citizens to bear
arms. 25. Military subordinate to civil
powers.-Quartering of troops. 26. Treason against the State de
fined. 27. Elections to be open, free and
equal. 28. No tax imposed without consent
of the people. — All taxation shall be equally uniform.
Declaration of Rights. Section 1. All power is inherent in the
liberty and the pursuit of hap-
human race are equal.
searches and seizures. 5. No person shall be imprisoned
for debt, except in cases of
fraud. 6. No person shall be deprived
of life, liberty or property
without due process of law. 7. Liberty and property of free
tice administered without sale
Section 29. Resident aliens and citizens. 30. Perpetuities and monopolies
contrary to genius of a free
State. 31. Water controlled by the State. 32. Private property shall not be
taken for private use. 33. Private property taken for pub
lic use. 34. All laws of a general nature
shall have a uniform opera
tion. 35. No ex post facto law or other
law impairing obligation of
contracts. 36. The enumeration of rights in
this Constitution not to impair other rights retained by
the people. 37. The State is inseparable from
the Federal Union.
Distribution of Powers. 1. The powers of government of
this State vested in the legislative, executive and judicial.
Section 11. Majority of each house shall
constitute a quorum. 12. The powers of each house. 13. Each house shall keep a jour
nal. 14. The sessions of each house shall
be open, except. 15. Adjournment for more than
three days. 16. Members to be privileged from
arrest, except when. 17. Sole power
of impeachment vested in the House of Repre
sentatives. 18. What State officers are liable
for impeachment. 19. Removal of other officers. 20. No laws shall be passed except
by bill. 21. The enacting clause of every
law. 22. Bills for the appropriation of
money, when introduced. 23. When the bill is to become a
law. 24. No bill to contain more than one
subject, except. 25. No bill shall become a law ex
cept by vote of majority. | 26. In regard to the title of a bill. 27. The Legislature not to pass
local or special law in the fol
lowing enumerated cases. 28. How bills are to be signed. 29. The numerous duties and com
pensation of officers and em
ployes. 30. Extra compensation to officers,
etc. 31. Stationery, printing, etc. 32. In regard to the extension of the
term of office or increase or
decrease in salary. 33. All bills for raising revenue
originate in House of Repre
sentatives. 34. Appropriation bills. 35. Payment of money from the
treasury. 36. No appropriations except for
institutions under absolute
control of State. 37. Money not to be granted for
Legislatice Department. 1. The legislative power vested in
Senate and House of Repre
sentatives. 2. Election of Senators.--Term of
office. — Representatives and
term of office.- Qualifications. 3. Each county shall constitute a
senatorial and representative
district. 4. Vacancies in either house, how
filled. 5. Time of election of members of
both houses. 6. Compensation of members for
the first Legislature. 7. The Legislature shall meet,
wher. 8. Senators and Representatives
may not hold two offices. 9. No increase of salary or mile
age. 10. President of the Senate.-Speak
er of the House
Section 38. Investment of trust funds, etc. 12. Powers and duties of the same. 39. The State or any county of the 13. Salary of Governor.
State to contract debts in the 14. State Examiner.- His duties. construction of railroads.
15. Seal of State. 40. In regard to the liability of any
15. The seal of the Territory to be person, association or corpora
the seal of State until othertion.
wise provided for. 41. Every order, etc., to be presented to the Governor.
ARTICLE V. 42. No person to promise his vote.
Judicial Department. 43. Bribery defined. 44. Any person may be compelled
1. Judicial power of the State is to testify in any lawful inves
vested in the Senate. In the tigation.
Supreme Court, District 45. Corrupt solicitation.
Courts, justices of the peace,
etc. 46. Members having personal or pri
2. Jurisdiction of vate interests in a bill shall
Court. not vote thereon.
3. Power to issue writs of manApportionment.
4. Supreme Court to consist of 1. Election of Congressmen-at
three justices.-Their election large.
and term of office. 2. Enumeration of the inhabitants 5. A majority to constitute of the State in 1895 and every
quorum. tenth year thereafter.
6. In case a judge of the Supreme 3. Representative districts may be
Court is interested in a cause. altered.
7. Two terms to be held annually. 4. Apportionment.
8. To be eligible to the office of
chief justice. ARTICLE IV.
9. Clerk of the Supreme Court.Ereculire Department.
10. District Court shall have origi1. Executive power vested in Gov.
nal jurisdiction in criminal ernor.
cases. 2. Eligibility for office of Governor.
11. Judges of District Courts may 3. Election of Governor.- In case
hold courts for each other. of tie. 4. Governor commander-in-chief of
12. To be eligible to the office of military forces of the State.
judge of District Court. 5. Governor has power of reprieve
13. There shall be a clerk of Disand pardon.
trict Court in each organized 6. Impeachment of Governor.
county. 7. In case of vacancy, how filled.
14. Appointment of District Courts. 8. Every bill to be presented to the
15. The style of all process.
16. Judges of the Supreme Court 9. The Governor may disapprove
shall have no duties except of any item or items.
such as are judicial. 10. In case of bribery.
17. Their pay. 11. Secretary
of State, Auditor, | 18. Writs of error and appeals. Treasurer and Superintendent 19. The State shall be divided into of Public Instruction. - Term
three judicial districts. of office.
20. Enumeration of the same.
Section 21. The Legislature may increase
judicial districts. Jurisdic
tion. 22. Justices of the peace.- Number
and election of. 23. Appeals. 24. Time of holding courts. 25. Judges of Supreme Court shall
not practice law. 26. How terms of courts are to be
fixed. 27. No judge of the Supreme or Dis
trict Courts shall be eligible
to other offices. 28. Appeals from decisions of com
pulsory boards of arbitration allowed.
Section 16. To hold office until successor is
qualified. 17. The time of holding elections. 18. Election or appointment of those
not provided for in this con
stitution. 19. Those who may not hold offices
under the State and the United
States. 20. Oath of office. 21. How the oath shall be admin
Suffrage. 1. Right to vote shall not be de
nied on account of sex. 2. Requirements for voting. 3. Electors to be privileged from
arrest on days of election, ex
cept. 4. Not to perform military duty on
day of election. 5. Must be a citizen of the United
States. 6. Those who may not vote. 7. No elector shall lose his resi
dence in this State by reason of absence on business of the
United States. 8. Soldiers, seamen or marines of
the United States not deemed a resident in consequence of
being stationed in this State. 9. Must be able to read. 10. Nothing herein contained to de
prive any person of the right
to vote. 11. Elections shall be by ballot. 12. Voters must register according
to law. 13. Purity of elections. 14. Election contests, how provided
for. 15. Only qualified electors appointed
to civil or military office.
Education. 1. A complete and uniform system
of public instruction. 2. Perpetual school fund. 3. Grants, gifts and devises for the
same. 4. County school fund. 5. Custodians of such funds. 6. They shall be deemed trust
funds in the care of the State. 7. The income of the same to be
applied to the support of free
schools. 8. Income to be divided among the
several counties. 9. Are required to attend school
between six and eighteen years
of age. 10. No distinction or discrimination
to be made on account of sex.
race or color. 11. Text books not to be prescribed
for use in public schools. 12. No sectarian instruction. 13. Board of land commissioners. 14. The general supervision of the
public schools Intrusted
Public Instruction, 15. The establishment of the Uni
versity of Wyoming is hereby
confirmed. 16. Open to students of both sexes.
irrespective of race or color. 17. Management of the University. 18. Charitable, reformatory and pe
Section 19. Property belonging to the Territory to
pass over to the State. 20. Public health and morals. 21. Public buildings of the Terri
tory to pass over to the State. 22. Care of public buildings. 23. Power to change the seat of
ARTICLE VIII. Irrigation and Water Rights. 1. Natural streams, lakes, etc., the
property of the State. 2. Board of Control to consist of
State Engineer and Superin
tendents of Water Divisions. 3. In regard to appropriations. 4. The State to be divided into
four water divisions. 5. The State Engineer. - His ap
pointment and term of office.
damages for the injury or
death of anyone. 5. In regard to corporations tran
sacting business in the State. 6. No corporation may engage in
more than one general line of
business. 7. Common carriers, definition of. 8. Competing corporations may not
consolidate for the purpose of
controlling prices, etc. 9. The right of eminent domain. 10. Co-operative associations,
Railroads. 1. Railroads may connect with and
cross each other. 2. Railroads and telegraph lines.
public highways and common
carriers. 3. Every railroad corporation to
make a report to the Auditor
of the State annually. 4. The right of eminent domain not
to be abridged. 5. The State or any of its subdi
visions may not give or loan
its credit. 6. In regard to the acceptance of
the provisions of this Consti
tution. 7. The right to construct or main
tain telegraph lines within the
State. 8. Foreign railroads and telegraph
lines must have an agent in each county through which
they pass. 9. No railroad to pass within four
miles of any existing town or city without providing a suitable depot.
Mines and Mining. 1. Inspector of mines.-Duties and
salary prescribed by law. 2. Mines to be ventilated and
drained. 3. No boy under fourteen years
and no woman or girl of any age permitted in or about mines for the purpose of em
ployment therein. 4. Injury to person or property for
failure to comply with the
provisions of this article. 5. Mining and metallurgy to be
taught in one of the State in
stitutions. .6. There shall be a State Geologist.
Corporations. 1. Laws relating to corporations
may be altered. 2. All powers and franchise of
corporations derived from the
people. 3. What charters and franchises
are to be invalid. 4. No law limiting the amount of
County Organization. 1. The counties of the State to be
the same as those of the Territory.