Article 9, Wyoming Constitution
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| Text of Section 1:
Inspector of Mines
There shall be established and maintained the office of inspector of mines, the duties of which shall be prescribed by law.
| Text of Section 2:
Legislature to Enact Regulatory Laws
The legislature shall provide by law for the proper development, ventilation, drainage and operation of all mines in this state.
| Text of Section 3:
Restrictions on Employment in Mines
Repealed November 7, 1978.
| Text of Section 4:
Right of Action for Injuries
For any injury to person or property caused by wilful failure to comply with the provisions of this article, or laws passed in pursuance hereof, a right of action shall accrue to the party injured, for the damage sustained thereby, and in all cases in this state, whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action to recover damages in respect thereof, the person who, or the corporation which would have been liable, if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and the legislature shall provide by law at its first session for the manner in which the right of action in respect thereto shall be enforced.
| Text of Section 5:
School of Mines
The legislature may provide that the science of mining and metallurgy be taught in one of the institutions of learning under the patronage of the state.
| Text of Section 6:
- State constitution
- Constitutional article
- Constitutional amendment
- Constitutional revision
- Constitutional convention
- Wyoming State Legislature, "Wyoming Constitution"
- Wyoming History.org, "Wyoming Becomes a State: The Constitutional Convention and Statehood Debates of 1889 and 1890 — and Their Aftermath"
- History.com, "September 30, 1889: Wyoming legislators write the first state constitution to grant women the vote"
- Legal Genealogist, "State Constitutions: Wyoming"
- Keiter, Robert B. and Tim Newcomb. (2011). The Wyoming State Constitution, New York, New York: Oxford University Press
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