Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1960
The Wisconsin Constitution, pp. -243 ff. PDF (10.4 MB)
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 Repealed. 22.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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