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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1960
(1960)

The Wisconsin Constitution,   pp. [213]-243 ff. PDF (10.4 MB)


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                 WISCONSIN CONSTITUTION
Amendments adopted through 1959 are incorporated in the text.
           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; verdict in civil
       cases.
 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. Feudal tenures; leases; aliena-
       tion.
15. Equal property rights for al-
       iens and citizens.
16. Imprisonment for debt.
17. Exemption    of   property  of
       debtors.
18. Freedom of worship; liberty of
       conscience; state religion;
       public funds.
19. Religious tests prohibited.
20. Military subordinate to civil
       powers.
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 saved.
5. Military stationing does not
       confer residence.
 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.
Source: 1957 Wisconsin Statutes.
Section
6. Qualifications of legislators.
7. Organization    of  legislature;
       quorum; compulsory attend-
       ance.
 8. Rules; contempts; expulsion.
 9. Officers.
 10. Journals; open doors; adjourn-
       ments.
11. Meeting of legislature.
12. Ineligibility of legislators to
       office.
13. Ineligibility of federal officers.
14. Filling vacancies.
15. Exemption    from  arrest and
       civil process.
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 Repealed.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 and private laws pro-
       hibited.
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,  when
       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 of state,
       treasurer and attorney-gen-
       eral; term.
 2. Secretary   of  state;  duties,
       compensation.
 3. Treasurer and attorney-gener-
       al; duties, compensation.
 4. County    officers; election,
       terms, removal; vacancies.


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