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Section 9. The right of trial by jury shall

remain inviolate in criminal

cases. 10. In criminal prosecutions accuse!

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

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 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.


20. Freedom of speech.
21. The people may

assemble together 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
2. In their inherent right of life,

liberty and the pursuit of hap-
piness, all members of the

human race are equal.
3. Political equality.
4. Security against unreasonable

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

men. 8. All courts shall be open.- Jus

tice administered without sale or delay.


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

municipal improvements,


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

of vate interests in

2. Jurisdiction

the a bill shall


Court. not vote thereon.

3. Power to issue writs of man

damus. Apportionment.

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 a 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.

His appointment.

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

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


- Commissioners. Governor before it becomes a

15. The style of all process. law.

| 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.

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
the State Superintendent of

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

nal institutions.

Section 19. Property belonging to the Ter

ritory 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.



1. Boundaries.


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.

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