Nebraska Constitution

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Nebraska Constitution
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The Nebraska Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the state of Nebraska.

Features

The Nebraska Constitution consists of a preamble and 18 articles.[1]

From its adoption on October 12, 1875, through 2013, it has been amended 228 times. The creation of the unicameral legislature is only the most notable of many changes.

Preamble

See also: Preambles to state constitutions

The preamble of the Nebraska Constitution states:

We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, do ordain and establish the following declaration of rights and frame of government, as the Constitution of the State of Nebraska.[1]

Article I: Bill of Rights

Article I of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Bill of Rights" and contains 30 sections.[1]

Article II: Distribution of Powers

Article II of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Distribution of Powers" and consists of one section.[1]

Article III: Legislative

Article III of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Legislative" and consists of 30 sections.[1]

Article IV: Executive

Article IV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Executive" and consists of 28 sections.[1]

Article V: Judicial

Article V of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Judicial" and consists of 31 sections.[1]

Article VI: Suffrage

Article VI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Suffrage" and consists of six sections.[1]

Article VII: Education

Article VII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Education" and consists of 17 sections.[1]

Article VIII: Revenue

Article VIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Revenue" and consists of 16 sections.[1]

Article IX: Counties

Article IX of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Counties" and consists of five sections.[1]

Article X: Public Service Corporations

Article X of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Public Service Corporations" and consists of eight sections.[1]

Article XI: Municipal Corporations

Article XI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Municipal Corporations" and consists of five sections.[1]

Article XII: Miscellaneous Corporations

Article XII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Corporations" and consists of eight sections, six of which have been repealed.[1]

Article XIII: State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness

Article XIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness" consists of four sections.[1]

Article XIV: Militia

Article XIV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Militia" and consists of a single section.[1]

Article XV: Miscellaneous Provisions

Article XV of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions" and consists of 24 sections.[1]

Article XVI: Amendments

Article XVI of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Amendments" and consists of two sections.[1]

Article XVII: Schedule

Article XVII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Schedule" and consists of 11 sections, most of which have been repealed.[1]

Article XVIII: Term Limits on Congress

Article XVIII of the Nebraska Constitution is entitled "Term Limits on Congress" and consists of eight sections.[1]

History

Nebraska was admitted as a state on March 1, 1867 by President Andrew Johnson. The Nebraska Constitution was adopted by constitutional convention on June 12, 1875 and was ratified on October 12, 1875. The Constitution took effect on November 1, 1875.[2]

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