Page 1Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1818
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CONSTITUTION OF ILLINOIS. Preamble Boundaries of the State. ARTICLE I. Section 1. Distribution of powers. 2. Limitation of powers of each department. ARTICLE II. 1. Legislative power vested in a General Assem- bly; elective. 2. First election when to be held, and thereafter. 3. Qualifications of representatives. 4. Senators how elected. 6. Number and apportionment of senators and rep- resentatives. 6. Qualifications of senators. 7. The Houses to choose their officers; to judge of the qualifications of senators adjourn- ments; quorum; compel attendance of mem- bers. 8. To keep and publish journals; yeas and nays. 9. Dissent and protest of members. 10. Rules of proceeding; punishment and expul- sion of members. 11. Vacancies, writs of election to fill. 12. Privileges of members. 13. Power of Houses to punish for contempt. 14. Houses to sit with open doors, except, &c.; separate adjounrments regulated. 15. Bills may originate in either House. 16. Bills to be read on three different days, unless rule suspended; when passed, to be signed by Speakers. 17. Enacting clause. 18. Salaries limited, of Governor, of Secretary of State. 19. Members not eligible to offices created during their term of membership. 20. No money drawn unless appropriated. 21. Publication of receipts and expenditures. 22. House of Representatives to impeach; Senate to try; members sworn; two-thirds must con- cur to convict. 23. Officers liabel to impeachment; extent of judg- ment. 24. First session, when to be held, and thereafter. 22. certain officers of this State and of United States ineligible to a seat in either House. 26. Oaths of office; and to support constitution. 27. Qualifications of voters. 28. Manner of voting. 29. Voters privileged from arrest while at elections, except, &c. 30. Power of General Assembly to exclude from electoral privileges, for bribery, &c. 31. Census to be taken every fifth year after 1820. 32. Revenue bills to originate in the House. ARTICLE III. 1. Executive power vested in Governor. 2. First election, and thereafter; Governor, how chosen; returns, how compared and published; if no choice, assembly to elect; contested elections. Section 3. Qualifications, and official term of Governor. 4. To communicate to General Assembly. 5. Power to pardon, &c. 6. His salary. 7. May call for information; shall see laws exe- cuted. 8. He may fill vacancies. 9. May convene General Assembly. 10. Shall be commander-in-chief of army, &c. 11. Sheriffs and coroners ; their qualifications and terms of office. 12. If Houses of General Assembly disagree, Gov- ernor may adjourn them. 13. Lieutenant Governor, how chosen; his term and Qualifications; manner of voting for. 14. Shall be Speaker of the Senate; may debate; vote; casting vote. 15. When he fills vacancy of Governor, Senate may elect a Speaker who, if Lieutenant Governor is disqualified, shall administer the Government 16. Compensation of Lieutenant Governor. 17. Senate to be convened, if Lieutenant die or re- move while acting as Governor. 18. If Governor is disqualified, Lieutenant Governor to act, until next general election. 19. Council of Revision; to revise bills; if they return bills without approval, they may be passed by majority of all members elected. 20. Secretary of State, how appointed; his duties. 21. Treasurer and public printer, how elected. 22. Governor to appoint officers, &c. ARTICLE IV. 1. Judicial power; how vested. 2. Supreme Court; where held; its jurisdiction. 3. How constituted. 4. Judges, how appointed; term of office; their duties. 5 Judges of inferior courts; term of office; how removed; proviso; sa1ary. 6. Clerks of courts, how appointed. 7. Style and conclusion of process and prosecu- tions. 8. Justices of the peace, how commissioned. ARTICLE V. 1. Militia, of what persons composed, &c. 2. Conscientious scruples, equivalent for exemp- tion on account of. 3. Officers, how elected. 4. Brigadier and major generals, how elected. 5. Militia officers, how commissioned; term of office. 6. Militia privileged from arrest in certain cases. ARTICLE VI. 1. Slavery and servitude; provisions concerning. 2. Persons bound to labor in other States, not to be hired in this State, except, &c.; emancipation effected by violation of this article. 3. Provisions concerninf persons held by contract or indentures, and their children.
|Title||Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1818|
|Description||Text of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1818 excerpted from: Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois 1845, p.29-41. (ISL call number: Ref.345.2 ILLI3, 1844/45)|
|Relation.IsPartOf||Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois 1845, p.29-41.|
|Geographic Coverage||United States--Illinois|
|Contributing Institution||Illinois State Library|
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