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Part One The History of the Indiana Constitution
The History and Development of the Indiana Constitution
The 1816 Constitution
The Constitution of 1851
Subsequent Amendments to the 1851 Constitution
Part Two The Indiana Constitution and Commentary
Art.I The Bill of Rights
s.1 Inherent and Inalienable Rights.
s.2 Natural Right to Worship.
s.3 Freedom of Religious Opinions and Rights of Conscience.
s.4 Freedom of Religion.
s.5 Religious Test for Office.
s.6 Public Money for Benefit of Religious or Theological Institution.
s.7 Witness Competent Regardless of Religious Opinion.
s.8 Oath or Affirmation; Administration.
s.9 Right of Free Thought, Speech, Writing and Printing; Abuse of Right.
s.10 Truth in Prosecution for Libel.
s.11 Unreasonable Search or Seizure; Warrant.
s.12 Courts Open; Remedy by Due Course of Law; Administration of Justice.
s.13 Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions.
s.14 Double Jeopardy and Self-Incrimination.
s.15 Persons Arrested or Confined; Treatment.
s.16 Excessive Bail or Fines and Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
s.17 Right to Bail and Unbailable Offenses.
s.18 Penal Code Founded on Reformation.
s.19 Right of Jury to Determine Law and Facts in Criminal Cases.
s.20 Trial by Jury in civil cases.
s.21 Right to Compensation for Services and Property.
s.22 Privileges of Debtor; Imprisonment for Debt.
s.23 Equal Privileges.
s.24 Ex Post Facto Laws and Impairing Contracts.
s.25 Effect of Laws.
s.26 Suspension of Operation of Law.
s.27 Suspension of Habeas Corpus; Exception.
s.28 Treason Against State; Definition.
s.29 Treason Against State; Proof.
s.30 Conviction; Effect.
s.31 Right to Assemble, to Instruct and to Petition.
s.32 Bearing Arms.
s.33 Military Subordinate to Civil Power.
s.34 Quartering of Soldiers.
s.35 Titles of Nobility and Hereditary Distinctions.
s.36 Freedom of Emigration.
s.37 Slavery and Involuntary Servitude.
Art.II Suffrage and Elections
s.1 Free and Equal Elections.
s.2 Voting Qualifications.
s.3 Members of Armed Forces; Residence.
s.4 Residence; Absence from State.
s.6 Disqualification for Bribery.
s.8 Conviction of Infamous Crime.
s.9 Holder of Lucrative Office; Eligibility.
s.10 Collectors and Holders of Public Money; Eligibility.
s.11 Pro Tempore Appointment; Term of Office.
s.12 Freedom from Arrest of Electors; Exceptions.
s.13 Election Methods.
s.14 Time of Elections; Judges of Courts; Registration of Voters.
Art.III Distribution of Powers
s.1 Three Separate Departments.
s.1 General Assembly; Composition; Style of Law.
s.2 Senate and House of Representatives; Membership.
s.3 Senators and Representatives; Tenure.
s.4 Vacancies in General Assembly.
s.5 Legislative Apportionment.
s.7 Senators and Representatives; Qualifications.
s.8 Legislative Immunity; Exceptions.
s.9 Sessions of General Assembly.
s.10 Selection of Officers; Rules of Proceedings; Adjournment.
s.12 Journal; Entry of Yeas and Nays.
s.13 Open Session and Committee Meetings.
s.14 Discipline of Members.
s.15 Contempt by Non-Members; Punishment.
s.16 Legislative Powers.
s.17 Bills; Raising Revenue.
s.18 Reading and Passage of Bills.
s.19 One Subject Acts; Exceptions.
s.20 Acts and Resolutions; Plain Language.
s.22 Local and Special Laws; Restrictions.
s.23 General and Uniform Laws.
s.24 Right to Sue the State.
s.25 Passage of Bills and Resolutions; Signing.
s.26 Protest by members; Entry of Dissent on Journal.
s.27 Public Laws.
s.28 Effective Dates of Acts.
s.29 Compensation of Members; Conditions.
s.30 Holding of Public Office; Eligibility.
s.1 Governor; Term of Office.
s.2 Lieutenant Governor; Term of Office.
s.3 Election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
s.4 Method of Voting.
s.5 Tie Vote.
s.6 Contested Elections of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
s.7 Qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
s.8 Ineligible Persons.
s.9 Term of Office; Commencement.
s.10 Vacancies and Disabilities; Succession.
s.11 President of the Senate.
s.13 Messages by Governor to General Assembly.
s.14 Presentment of Bills for Signature; Veto Power.
s.15 Administrative Officers and Departments.
s.16 Laws Faithfully Executed.
s.17 Pardons and Reprieves; Exceptions.
s.18 Vacancies; Filling during Recess.
s.20 Meeting Place of General Assembly.
s.21 Functions and Duties of Lieutenant Governor.
s.22 Compensation of Governor.
s.23 Compensation of Lieutenant Governor.
s.24 Dual Holding of Office.
s.1 State Officers; Secretary; Auditor and Treasurer; Election.
s.2 County Officers; Clerk of Circuit Court; Auditor, Treasurer, Sheriff, Coroner and Surveyor; Election.
s.3 Election or Appointment of Other County and Township Officers.
s.4 County Officers; Qualifications.
s.5 State Officers; Residence.
s.6 Local Officers; Residence.
s.7 State Officers; Removal Methods; Impeachment.
s.8 State, County, Township and Town Officers; Impeachment and Removal.
s.9 County, Township and Town Offices; Vacancies.
s.10 Powers of County Boards.
s.1 Judicial Power.
s.2 Supreme Court.
s.3 Chief Justice.
s.4 Jurisdiction of Supreme Court.
s.5 Court of Appeals.
s.6 Jurisdiction of Court of Appeals.
s.7 Judicial Circuits.
s.8 Circuit Courts.
s.9 Judicial Nominating Commission.
s.10 Selection of Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals.
s.11 Tenure of Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals.
s.12 Substitution of Judges.
s.13 Removal of Circuit Court Judges and Prosecuting Attorneys.
s.15 No Limitation on Term of Office.
s.16 Prosecuting Attorneys.
s.17 Grand Jury.
s.18 Criminal Prosecutions.
s.1 Common Schools System.
s.2 Common School Fund.
s.3 Principal and Income of Fund.
s.4 Investment and Distribution of Fund Interest.
s.5 Reinvestment of Unused Interest.
s.6 Preservation of Fund by Counties; Liability.
s.7 State Trust Funds Inviolate.
s.8 State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Art.IX State Institutions
s.1 Institutions for the Deaf, Mute, Blind, and Insane.
s.2 Institutions for Juvenile Offenders.
s.3 County Asylum Farms.
Art.X Public Finance
s.1 Property Assessment and Taxation.
s.2 Public Debt; Payment.
s.3 Appropriations Made by Law.
s.4 Receipts and Expenditures; Publication.
s.5 State Debt; Requirements.
s.6 Corporation Stock and Subscription by Counties; State Assumption of County Debts.
s.7 Wabash and Erie Canal.
s.8 Income Tax; Levy and Collection Authorized.
s.1 Banks; Banking Companies and Moneyed Institutions; Incorporation.
s.2 General Banking Laws; Exception.
s.3 Registry by State of Votes.
s.4 Banks and Branches of Banks; Charter.
s.5 Bank Branches Mutually Liable.
s.7 Redemption of Bills and Notes.
s.8 Holders of Bank Notes.
s.9 Interest Rates.
s.11 Trust Funds; Investment in Banks with Branches.
s.12 State as Stockholder in Banks; Prohibition.
s.13 Corporations Other Than Banking; Creation.
s.14 Liability of Stockholders.
s.3 Adjutant General.
s.4 Conscientious Objectors.
Art.XIII Municipal Debt
s.1 Limitations on Debt; Excess; Exceptions.
s.1 Boundaries of State Established.
s.2 Jurisdiction and Sovereignty.
s.1 Nonconstitutional Officers; Appointment.
s.2 Term of Office.
s.3 Holding Over of Office Pending Successor.
s.4 Oath of Affirmation of Office.
s.5 Seal of State.
s.6 Commission Issued by State.
s.7 Areas of Counties.
s.9 State Grounds in Indianapolis.
s.10 Tippecanoe Battle Ground.
s.1 Constitutional Amendments; Procedure.
s.2 Multiple Amendments; Separate Vote.
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The Indiana State Constitution
William P. McLauchlan
US Constitutional Law [USC]
Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States
Published in print:
15 April 2011