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Oklahoma Constitution

Preamble

§ Preamble.

Article 1 - Federal Relations

Article 1 section 1. Supreme Law of Land

§ Article 1 section 2. Religious liberty - Polygamous or plural marriages

Article 1 section 3. Unappropriated public lands - Indian lands - Jurisdiction of United States

Article 1 section 4. Territorial debts and liabilities

Article 1 section 5. Public schools - Separate schools

Article 1 section 6. Right of suffrage

Article 2 - Bill Of Rights

Article 2 section 1. Political power - Purpose of government - Alteration or reformation

Article 2 section 2. Inherent rights

Article 2 section 3. Right of Assembly and Petition

Article 2 section 4. Interference with Right of Suffrage

Article 2 section 5. Public money or property - Use for sectarian purposes

Article 2 section 6. Courts of Justice open - Remedies for wrongs - Sale, denial or delay

Article 2 section 7. Due process of law

Article 2 section 8. Right to Bail - Exceptions

Article 2 section 9. Excessive bail or fines - Cruel or unusual punishment

Article 2 section 10. Habeas corpus - Suspension

Article 2 section 11. Officers - Personal attention to duties - Intoxication

Article 2 section 12. Officers of United States or other states - Ineligibility to office

Article 2 section 12A. Candidacy as United States Representative or Senator - Term Limits - Write-ins

Article 2 section 13. Imprisonment for debt

Article 2 section 14. Military subordinate to civil authorities - Quartering without owner's consent

Article 2 section 15. Bills of attainder - Ex post facto laws - Obligation of contracts - Forfeitures

Article 2 section 16. Treason

Article 2 section 17. Indictment or information - Preliminary examination - Prosecutions in courts not of record

Article 2 section 18. Grand jury

Article 2 section 19. Trial by jury

Article 2 section 20. Rights of accused in criminal cases

Article 2 section 21. Self-incrimination - Double jeopardy

Article 2 section 22. Liberty of speech and press - Truth as evidence in prosecution for libel

Article 2 section 23. Private property - Taking or damaging for private use

Article 2 section 24. Private property - Public use - Character of use a judicial question

Article 2 section 25. Contempt - Definition - Jury trial - Hearing

Article 2 section 26. Bearing arms - Carrying weapons

Article 2 section 27. Witnesses not excused from testifying - Immunity from prosecution

Article 2 section 28. Corporate Records, Books and Files

Article 2 section 29. Transportation Out of State

Article 2 section 30. Unreasonable Searches or Seizures - Warrants, Issuance of

Article 2 section 31. State - Engagement in Occupation or Business

Article 2 section 32. Perpetuities - Monopolies - Primogeniture - Entailments

Article 2 section 33. Effect of Enumeration of Rights

Article 2 section 34. Rights of Victims

Article 2 section 35. "Marriage" Defined - Marriage Between Persons of Same Gender Not Valid or Recognized

Article 3 - Suffrage

Article 3 section 1. Qualifications of electors

Article 3 section 2. State Election Board - Creation - Membership

Article 3 section 3. Mandatory primary system - Nomination of candidates

Article 3 section 4. Manner of holding and conducting elections - Registration of electors

Article 3 section 5. Free and equal elections - Interference by civil or military power - Privilege from arrest

Article 4 - Distribution Of Powers

Article 4 section 1. Departments of government - Separation and distinction

Article 5 - Legislative Department

Initiative and Referendum

Article 5 section 1. Legislature - Authority and composition - Powers reserved to people

§ Article 5 section 2. Designation and definition of reserved powers - Determination of percentages

Article 5 section 3. Petitions - Veto power - Elections - Time of taking effect - Style of bills - Duty of legislature.

Article 5 section 4. Referendum against part of act

Article 5 section 5. Reservation of powers to voters of counties and districts - Manner of exercising.

Article 5 section 5a. Township organization or government - Abolition and restoration

Article 5 section 6. Subsequent proposal of rejected measure

Article 5 section 7. Powers of Legislature not affected

Article 5 section 8. Prevention of corruption

The Senate

Article 5 section 9A. Senatorial districts - Tenure

§ Article 5 section 9. Repealed

Article 5 section 9(a). Repealed

The House of Representatives

Article 5 section 10A. House of Representatives - Number of members - Formula - Tenure

Legislative Apportionment

Article 5 section 11A. Legislature to apportion Legislature - Failure to make apportionment - Apportionment Commission

Article 5 section 11B. Order of apportionment rendered by Commission

Article 5 section 11C. Review of apportionment orders - Failure to seek review

Article 5 section 11D. Determination by Supreme Court

Article 5 section 11E. Compelling Commission to act - Consolidation of proceedings

Qualifications and Rights of Members

Article 5 section 17. Age - Qualified electors - Residents

Article 5 section 17A. Limitation of time served in the Legislature

Article 5 section 18. Ineligibility - Federal and state officers - Conviction of felony

Article 5 section 19. Expelled member ineligible - Punishment not to bar indictment

Article 5 section 20. Vacancies

Article 5 section 21. Conflict of interests prohibited - Board on Legislative Compensation

Article 5 section 22. Privileges - Arrest - Speeches or debates

Article 5 section 23. Ineligibility to appointment to office - Interest in contracts

Article 5 section 24. Disclosure of personal or private business

Legislative Sessions

Article 5 section 25. Duration of first session

Article 5 section 26. Regular session

Article 5 section 27. Special sessions

Article 5 section 27A. Methods of calling special session

Leadership, Rules and Organization

Article 5 section 28. Senate - President pro tempore - Standing committees

Article 5 section 29. Speaker of House of Representatives

Article 5 section 30. Judges of election of members - Quorum - Rules - Disorderly behavior - Journal

Article 5 section 31. Elections by Legislature - Voting and entry in journal

Article 5 section 32. Special and local laws - Notice of intended introduction.

Article 5 section 33. Revenue Bills - Origination - Amendment - Limitations on passage - Effective date - Submission to voters

Article 5 section 34. Reading and passage of bills - Yeas and nays entered on journal

Article 5 section 35. Signing bills and resolutions - Entry on journal

Legislative Authority and Duties

Article 5 section 36. Extent of legislative authority - Specific grants not limitations

§ Article 5 section 37. Printing plant and state printer

§ Article 5 section 38. Geological and Economic Survey

§ Article 5 section 39. Boards of Health, Dentistry and Pharmacy - Pure food commission - Present practitioners

§ Article 5 section 40. Militia

§ Article 5 section 41. Firemen's pensions

§ Article 5 section 42. Contempt, disobedience of process and disorderly conduct

§ Article 5 section 43. Decennial revision of laws

§ Article 5 section 44. Unlawful restraints of trade

§ Article 5 section 45. Carrying constitution into effect

Limitations on Legislative Powers

§ Article 5 section 46. Local and special laws on certain subjects prohibited

§ Article 5 section 47. Retirement of officers

§ Article 5 section 48. Bureau of immigration

§ Article 5 section 49. Legislative employees - Number and emoluments

§ Article 5 section 50. Exemption of property from taxation

§ Article 5 section 51. Exclusive rights, privileges or immunities

§ Article 5 section 52. Revival of rights or remedies - Taking away cause of action or defense

§ Article 5 section 53. Release or extinguishment of debts or liabilities to state, county or municipality

Statutes, Bills, Acts, and Laws

§ Article 5 section 54. Repeal of statute - Effect

§ Article 5 section 55. Appropriations - Necessity and requisites

§ Article 5 section 56. General appropriation bills - Salaries - Separate appropriation bills

§ Article 5 section 57. Subjects and titles - Revival or amendment by reference - Extent of invalidity

§ Article 5 section 58. Time of taking effect of statutes - Emergency measures

§ Article 5 section 59. Uniform operation of general laws - Special laws when general law applicable

Other Legislative Powers and Duties

§ Article 5 section 60. System of checks and balances

§ Article 5 section 61. Pensions to police officers

§ Article 5 section 62. Retirement benefits for teachers and school employees

§ Article 5 section 63. Continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency

Article 6 - Executive Department

General Provisions

§ Article 6 section 1. Executive officers enumerated - Offices and records - Duties

§ Article 6 section 2. Supreme power vested in Governor

§ Article 6 section 3. Eligibility to certain state offices

§ Article 6 section 4. Terms of office - Succession

§ Article 6 section 5. Returns of election - Tie votes

The Governor

§ Article 6 section 6. Commander-in-Chief of militia - Calling out militia

§ Article 6 section 7. Extraordinary sessions of Legislature

§ Article 6 section 8. Execution of laws - Intercourse with other states and United States - Conservator of peace

§ Article 6 section 9. Messages and communications to Legislature

§ Article 6 section 10. Reprieves, commutations, paroles and pardons

§ Article 6 section 11. Approval or veto of bills - Passage over veto - Failure to return bill

§ Article 6 section 12. Appropriation bills - Approval or disapproval - Emergency bills

§ Article 6 section 13. Officers' commissions - Vacancies

§ Article 6 section 14. Adjournment of Legislature - Changing place of meeting

The Lieutenant Governor

§ Article 6 section 15. Qualifications - President of Senate - Impeachment, etc., during vacancy in Governor's office

§ Article 6 section 16. Devolution of powers and duties of Governor upon Lieutenant Governor

The Secretary of State

§ Article 6 section 17. Duties generally

§ Article 6 section 18. Custody and use of seal - Designation

The State Auditor and Inspector

§ Article 6 section 19. Qualifications, powers and duties

The Commissioner of Labor

§ Article 6 section 20. Department created - Duties

§ Article 6 section 21. Board of Arbitration and Conciliation

The Insurance Commissioner

§ Article 6 section 22. Insurance Department established - Function

§ Article 6 section 23. Commissioner - Election - Term of office - Qualifications

§ Article 6 section 24. Bond of commissioner - Additional duties and qualifications

Department of Mines

§ Article 6 section 25. Creation of office - Term and qualifications - Duties, oath and bond

Commissioner of Charities and Corrections

Board of Agriculture

§ Article 6 section 31. Creation and membership - Status authority and duties

§ Article 6 section 31a. Board of Regents for agricultural and mechanical schools and colleges - Members - Vacancies - Removal - Terms

Commissioners of the Land Office

§ Article 6 section 32. Membership and functions

§ Article 6 section 33. Accounts and reports of officers and commissioners

§ Article 6 section 34. Compensation of officers

The State Seal

§ Article 6 section 35. Description of seal

Article 7 - Judicial Department

§ Article 7 section 1. Courts in which judicial power vested

§ Article 7 section 2. Supreme Court Justices - Number - Terms - Vacancies - Qualifications - Chief Justice - Vice Chief Justice

§ Article 7 section 3. Election of Justices and Judges - Vacancies

§ Article 7 section 4. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court - Writs

§ Article 7 section 5. Sessions - Quorum - Intermediate appellate courts - Form of decisions - Clerk of Supreme Court

§ Article 7 section 6. Administrative

§ Article 7 section 7. District Courts - Jurisdiction - Courts abolished - Transfer of jurisdiction, files etc.

§ Article 7 section 8. Classes of District Court Judges - Selection - Terms - Jurisdiction - Qualifications.

§ Article 7 section 9. Election of District Judges and Associate District Judges

§ Article 7 section 10. Judicial Administrative Districts

§ Article 7 section 11. Salaries and expenses - Retirement

§ Article 7 section 12. Continuing provisions

§ Article 7 section 13. Savings clause

§ Article 7 section 14. Effective dates - Implementing acts

§ Article 7 section 15. Jury trials - Verdicts

§ Article 7 section 16. Repealer

Article 7A - Court On The Judiciary

§ Article 7A section 1. Removal of judges from office - Compulsory retirement - Causes

§ Article 7A section 2. Creation of Court on the Judiciary - Trial and Appellate Divisions - Jurisdiction - Membership

§ Article 7A section 3. Presiding judge - Rules - Meetings - Clerk - Powers

§ Article 7A section 4. Invoking jurisdiction by petition - Hearing

§ Article 7A section 5. Appeal to Appellate Division

§ Article 7A section 6. Established rules to apply - Judge pro tem - Compensation

§ Article 7A section 7. Exclusive jurisdiction