Constitution OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

ARTICLE I. DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

§ 1. Powers of people
§ 2. Doctrine of non-resistance
§ 3. Freedom of worship
§ 4. Political or religious test
§ 5. Elections and suffrage
§ 6. Trial by jury; jurors
§ 7. Searches and seizures; warrants
§ 8. Deprivation of life, liberty or property under law; due process
§ 9. Rights of accused
§ 10. Double jeopardy
§ 11. Ex post facto laws
§ 12. Corruption of blood; forfeiture of estates
§ 13. Treatment of prisoners
§ 14. Criminal charges
§ 15. Bail; habeas corpus
§ 16. Excessive bail or fines; cruel and unusual punishment
§ 17. Remedies in courts, suits against state
§ 18. Imprisonment for debt
§ 19. Freedom of speech and press; defamation
§ 20. Retrospective laws; impairment of contracts
§ 21. Taking of property; eminent domain
§ 22. Perpetuities and monopolies
§ 23. Right of assembly; redress of grievances
§ 24. Militia
§ 25. Martial law
§ 26. Weapons; right to bear arms
§ 27. Quartering soldiers
§ 28. Military service; compelling to bear arms
§ 29. Mississippi river; navigation
§ 30. Hereditary emoluments, privileges or honors
§ 31. State boundaries
§ 32. Treatment of prisoners
§ 33. Slavery
§ 34. Property rights

ARTICLE II. DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS

§ 1. Separation of powers; branches of government
§ 2. Separation of powers; persons belonging to different branches
§ 3. Vesting of legislative authority; terms of office
§ 4. Appointment
§ 5. Number of representatives; districts of two or more counties
§ 5a. Representation by qualified voters
§ 6. Number of senators; districts composed of two or more counties
§ 6a. Representation by qualified voters
§ 7. Dates of elections
§ 8. Sessions
§ 9. Qualifications of representatives
§ 10. Qualifications of senators
§ 11. Officers; judging membership; quorum; adjournment
§ 12. Rules and powers
§ 13. Privilege from arrest
§ 14. Contempt
§ 15. Vacancies in office
§ 16. Consent to adjournment
§ 17. Bills; requirements
§ 18. Bills becoming law
§ 19. Rejected bills
§ 20. Style of laws; effective date
§ 21. Journal of proceedings
§ 22. Open proceedings
§ 23. Compensation and salaries; expenses
§ 24. Appropriations; balanced budget
§ 25. Collectors or holders of public moneys; eligibility for office
§ 26. Lucrative office holders; eligibility
§ 27. Dissent of members
§ 28. Property taxation; gross receipts tax; income from stocks and bonds
§ 29. Counties and towns; taxing authority; extension of credit; holding stock
§ 30. Taxation of manufactured articles
§ 31. Extension of credit by state; ownership of banks or stock by state
§ 32. Amending Constitution of United States
§ 33. State bonds issued to railroads in default

ARTICLE III. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

§ 1. Executive power
§ 2. Election
§ 3. Qualifications
§ 4. Terms of office
§ 5. Commander-in-chief; calling of militia
§ 6. Reprieves and pardons
§ 7. Compensation and salaries
§ 8. Requiring information
§ 9. Convening legislature; extra sessions
§ 10. Execution of laws
§ 11. Information and recommendations to legislature
§ 12. Vacancies in office
§ 13. Federal or state officeholders eligibility to hold office of governor
§ 14. Temporary appointments
§ 15. Great seal
§ 16. Grants and commissions
§ 17. Secretary of state
§ 18. Approval or veto of bills; line item veto

ARTICLE IV. ELECTIONS

§ 1. Qualifications; precincts; military duty
§ 2. Disqualification for commission of crime
§ 3. Voter’s privileges
§ 4. Ballots

ARTICLE V. IMPEACHMENTS

§ 1. Power to impeach
§ 2. Trial; conviction
§ 3. Prosecution
§ 4. Persons subject to impeachment
§ 5. Conviction of crimes; officers subject to removal from office

ARTICLE VI. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

§ 1. Enumeration of courts
§ 2. Supreme court
§ 3. Supreme court judges
§ 4. Inferior court judges
§ 5. Attorney general; state reporter; district attorneys
§ 6. Removal from office
§ 7. Compensation and salaries
§ 8. Jurisdiction of inferior courts
§ 9. Instructions to jury
§ 10. Writ of certiorari
§ 11. Disqualification of judges
§ 12. Writs and other process
§ 13. Clerks of court
§ 14. Fines and penalties; assessment by jury
§ 15. Repealed

ARTICLE VII. STATE AND COUNTY OFFICERS

§ 1. Counties; elected officers; legislative body; forms of government
§ 2. Vacancies in office
§ 3. Treasurer; comptroller of treasury
§ 4. Elections; vacancies in office
§ 5. Elections; terms of office; vacancies in office

ARTICLE VIII. MILITIA

§ 1. Election of officers
§ 2. Appointment of officers
§ 3. Conscientious objectors

ARTICLE IX. DISQUALIFICATIONS

§ 1. Clergy; eligibility to serve in legislature
§ 2. Atheists holding office
§ 3. Duelists holding office

ARTICLE X. OATHS, BRIBERY OF ELECTORS, NEW COUNTIES

§ 1. Oath of office
§ 2. Oath of office; general assembly
§ 3. Bribery and corruption
§ 4. New counties; constitutional counties
§ 5. New counties; voting

ARTICLE XI. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

§ 1. Continuation of laws and ordinances
§ 2. Impairment of contracts or other rights
§ 3. Constitutional amendments; constitutional conventions
§ 4. Divorces
§ 5. Lotteries
§ 6. Change of names; adoption; legitimation
§ 7. Interest rates; usury
§ 8. General or special law
§ 9. Justice courts; municipal government; home rule
§ 10. Internal improvements
§ 11. Homestead exemption; personal property tax exemption
§ 12. Education; public schools; higher education
§ 13. Fish and game
§ 14. Repealed
§ 15. Religious holidays or days of rest
§ 16. Bill Of Rights declared inviolate
§ 17. County offices

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