Delegation and Distribution of Powers, Vermont Constitution
| Text of Section 1:
The Commonwealth or State of Vermont shall be governed by a Governor (or Lieutenant-Governor), a Senate and a House of Representatives, in manner and form following:
| Text of Section 2:
Supreme Legislature Power
The Supreme Legislative power shall be exercised by a Senate and a House of Representatives.
| Text of Section 3:
Supreme Executive Power
The Supreme Executive power shall be exercised by a Governor, or in the Governor's absence, a Lieutenant-Governor.
| Text of Section 4:
The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a unified judicial system which shall be composed of a Supreme Court, a Superior Court, and such other subordinate courts as the General Assembly may from time to time ordain and establish.
| Text of Section 5:
Department to be Distinct
The Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary departments, shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the others.
- State constitution
- Constitutional article
- Constitutional amendment
- Constitutional revision
- Constitutional convention
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- Vermont Archives.org, "1793 Constitution"
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