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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1956)

The Wisconsin Constitution,   pp. [221]-[252] PDF (11.1 MB)


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       WISCONSIN     CONSTITUTION
Includes all Amendments Adopted Through 1956*
           ARTICLE I
       DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Section
1. Equality; inherent rights.
2. Slavery prohibited.
3. Free speech; libel.
4. Right to assemble and petition.
5. Trial by jury.
6. Excessive bail; cruel punish-
      ments.
 7. Rights of accused.
 8. Prosecutions; second jeopardy;
      self-incrimination; bail; ha-
      beas corpus.
 9. Remedy for wrongs.
 10. Treason.
 11. Searches and seizures.
 12. Attainder, ex post facto; con-
      tracts.
13. Private property for public use.
14. Fuedal tenures; leases; aliena-
      tion.
15. Equal property     rights  for
      aliens and citizens.
16. Imprisonment for debt.
17. Exemption of property of debt-
      ors.
18. Freedom of worship; liberty of
      conscience; state   religion;
      public funds.
19. Religious test prohibited.
20. Military subordinate to civil
      power.
 21. Writs of error.
 22. Maintenance of free govern-
      ment.
           ARTICLE II
             BOUNDARIES
 Section
 1. State boundary.
 2. Enabling act accepted.
           ARTICLE III
              SUFFRAGE
 Section
 1. Electors.
 2. Who not electors.
 3. Votes to be by ballot.
 4. Residence not lost.
 5. Soldiers not residents.
 6. Exclusion from    suffrage.
           ARTICLE IV
             LEGISLATIVE
 Section
 1. Legislative power.
 2. Legislature, how  constituted.
 3. Apportionment.
 4. Assemblymen, how chosen.
 5. Senators, how chosen.
 6. Qualifications of legislators.
Section
7. Organization    of legislature;
      compulsory attendance.
 8. Rules; contempts; expulsion.
 9. Officers.
 10. Journals; open doors; adjourn-
      ments.
11. Meeting of legislature.
12. Ineligibility to office.
13. Ineligibility of federal officers.
14. Filling vacancies.
15. Exemption from    arrest.
16. Privilege in debate.
17. Style of laws; bills.
18. Title of private bills.
19. Origin of bills.
20. Yeas and nays.
21. Repealed.
22. Powers of county boards.
23. Uniform town and county gov-
      ernment.
24. Lotteries and divorces.
25. Stationery and printing.
26. Extra    compensation; salary
      change.
27. Suits against state.
28. Oath of office.
29. Militia.
30. Elections by legislature.
31. Special legislation prohibited.
32. General laws on enumerated
      subjects.
 33. Auditing of state accounts.
           ARTICLE V
             EXECUTIVE
 Section
 1. Governor; lieutenant gover-
      nor; term.
  2. Eligibility.
  3. Election.
  4. Powers and duties.
  5. Repealed.
  6. Pardoning power.
  7. Lieutenant governor, w h e n
       governor.
  8. Lieutenant governor president
       of senate; when secretary of
       state to be governor.
  9. Repealed.
  10. Governor to approve or veto
       bills; proceedings on veto.
           ARTICLE VI
           ADMINISTRATIVE
 Section
 1. Election of secretary, treasur-
       er a n d   attorney-general;
       term.
  2. Secretary   of  state; duties,
       compensation.
  3. Treasurer;   attorney-general.
  4. County officers; election;
       terms; removal; vacancies.
*For the texts of Art. IV, sec. 26 and Art. XI, sec. 3a as amended Apr.
1956, see end of constitution.


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