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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)
Part One The History of the Iowa Constitution
The History and Development of the Iowa Constitution
The Iowa Territory
The 1844 Convention
The 1846 Convention
The 1857 Convention
The State Capital and the State University
Composition of the General Assembly
Leadership of the Executive Branch
Filling Judicial Vacancies
Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary
Preamble and Boundaries
Art.I Bill of Rights
s.1 Rights of persons.
s.2 Political power.
s.4 Religious test—witnesses.
s.6 Laws uniform.
s.7 Liberty of speech and press.
s.8 Personal security—searches and seizures.
s.9 Right of trial by jury—due process of law.
Right to trial by jury.
s.10 Rights of persons accused.
Speedy and public trial.
Informed of the accusation.
Confronting adverse witnesses.
Compulsory process for witnesses.
Assistance of counsel.
s.11 When indictment necessary—grand jury.
s.12 Twice tried—bail.
Tried for the same offense.
s.13 Habeas corpus.
s.15 Quartering soldiers.
Cruel and unusual punishments.
s.18 Eminent domain—drainage ditches and levees.
Drains, ditches, and levees.
s.19 Imprisonment for debt.
s.20 Right of assemblage—petition.
s.21 Attainder—ex post facto law—obligation of contract.
Bills of attainder.
Ex post facto laws.
Impairing the obligation of contracts.
s.22 Resident aliens.
s.23 Slavery—penal servitude.
s.24 Agricultural leases.
s.25 Rights reserved.
Art.II Right of Suffrage
s.2 Privileged from arrest.
s.3 From military duty.
s.4 Persons in military service.
s.5 Disqualified persons.
s.7 General election.
Art.III Of the Distribution of Powers
s.1 Departments of government.
s.1 General assembly.
s.2 Annual sessions of general assembly—special sessions.
s.6 Senators—number and classification.
s.7 Officers—elections determined.
s.9 Authority of the houses.
s.10 Protest—record of vote.
s.11 Privileged from arrest.
s.13 Doors open.
s.16 Executive approval—veto—item veto by governor.
s.17 Passage of bills.
s.18 Receipts and expenditures.
s.20 Officers subject to impeachment—judgment.
s.21 Members not appointed to office.
s.23 Failure to account.
s.25 Compensation and expenses of general assembly.
s.26 Time laws to take effect.
s.29 Acts—one subject—expressed in title.
s.30 Local or special laws—general and uniform—boundaries of counties.
s.31 Extra compensation—payment of claims—appropriations for local or private purposes.
s.32 Oath of members.
s.34 Senate and house of representatives—limitation.
s.35 Senators and representatives—number and districts.
s.36 Review by supreme court.
s.37 Congressional districts.
s.38 Elections by general assembly.
s.38A Municipal home rule.
s.39 Legislative districts.
s.39A Counties home rule.
s.40 Nullification of administrative rules.
Art.IV Executive Department
s.2 Election and term.
s.3 Governor and lieutenant governor elected jointly—returns of elections.
s.4 Election by general assembly in case of tie—succession by lieutenant governor.
s.5 Contested elections.
s.7 Commander in chief.
s.8 Duties of governor.
s.9 Execution of laws.
s.11 Convening general assembly.
s.17 Lieutenant governor to act as governor.
s.18 Duties of lieutenant governor.
s.19 Succession to office of governor and lieutenant governor.
s.20 Seal of state.
s.21 Grants and commissions.
Art.V Judicial Department
s.2 Supreme court.
s.3 Election of judges—term.
s.4 Jurisdiction of supreme court.
Chancery and law.
Under such restrictions as the general assembly may, by law, prescribe.
Power to issue all writs and process necessary to secure justice to parties.
Supervisory and administrative control over inferior judicial tribunals.
s.5 District court and judge.
s.6 Jurisdiction of district court.
s.7 Conservators of the peace.
s.8 Style of process.
s.10 Judicial districts.
s.11 Judges—when chosen.
s.12 Attorney general.
s.13 District attorney.
s.14 System of court practice.
s.15 Vacancies in courts.
s.16 State and district nominating commissions.
s.17 Terms—judicial elections.
s.19 Retirement and discipline of judges.
Art.VII State Debts
s.1 Credit not to be loaned.
s.3 Losses to school funds.
s.4 War debts.
s.5 Contracting debt—submission to the people.
s.6 Legislature may repeal.
s.7 Tax imposed distinctly stated.
s.8 Motor vehicle fees and fuel taxes.
s.9 Fish and wildlife protection funds.
s.10 Natural resources.
s.1 How created.
s.2 Taxation of corporations.
s.3 State not to be a stockholder.
s.4 Municipal corporations.
s.5 Banking associations.
s.6 State bank.
s.7 Specie basis.
s.8 General banking law.
s.9 Stockholders’ responsibility.
s.10 Billholders preferred.
s.11 Specie payments—suspension.
s.12 Amendment or repeal of laws—exclusive privileges.
Art.IX Education and School Lands
2nd. School Funds and School Lands
s.2 Permanent fund.
s.3 Perpetual support fund.
s.4 Fines—how appropriated.
s.5 Proceeds of lands.
s.6 Agents of school funds.
Art.X Amendments to the Constitution
s.1 How proposed—submission.
s.2 More than one amendment.
s.3 Constitutional convention.
s.1 Justice of peace—jurisdiction.
s.3 Indebtedness of political or municipal corporations.
s.4 Boundaries of state.
s.5 Oath of office.
s.6 How vacancies filled.
s.7 Land grants located.
s.8 Seat of government established—state university.
s.1 Supreme law—constitutionality of acts.
s.2 Laws in force.
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The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)
Todd E. Pettys
US Constitutional Law [USC]
Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States
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09 February 2018
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