We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuance of these blessings, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
BILL OF RIGHTS
Text as Ratified on: August 3, 1891, and revised September 28, 1891.
History: Not yet amended.
That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare that:
Section 1 ... Rights of life, liberty, worship, pursuit of safety and happiness, free speech, acquiring and protecting property, peaceable assembly, redress of grievances, bearing arms.
Section 2 ... Absolute and arbitrary power denied.
Section 3 ... Men are equal -- No exclusive grant except for public services -- Property not to be exempted from taxation -- Grants revocable.
Section 4 ... Power inherent in the people -- Right to alter, reform, or abolish government.
Section 5 ... Right of religious freedom.
Section 6 ... Elections to be free and equal.
Section 7 ... Right of trial by jury.
Section 8 ... Freedom of speech and of the press.
Section 9 ... Truth may be given in evidence in prosecution for publishing matters proper for public information -- Jury to try law and facts in libel prosecutions.
Section 10 ... Security from search and seizure -- Conditions of issuance of warrant.
Section 11 ... Rights of accused in criminal prosecution -- Change of venue.
Section 12 ... Indictable offense not to be prosecuted by information -- Exceptions.
Section 13 ... Double jeopardy -- Property not to be taken for public use without compensation.
Section 14 ... Right of judicial remedy for injury -- Speedy trial.
Section 15 ... Laws to be suspended only by General Assembly.
Section 16 ... Right to bail -- Habeas corpus.
Section 17 ... Excessive bail or fine, or cruel punishment, prohibited.
Section 18 ... Imprisonment for debt restricted.
Section 19 ... Ex post facto law or law impairing contract forbidden -- Rules of construction for mineral deeds relating to coal extraction.
Section 20 ... Attainder, operation of restricted.
Section 21 ... Descent in case of suicide or casualty.
Section 22 ... Standing armies restricted -- Military subordinate to civil -- Quartering soldiers restricted.
Section 23 ... No office of nobility or hereditary distinction, or for longer than a term of years.
Section 24 ... Emigration to be free.
Section 25 ... Slavery and involuntary servitude forbidden.
Section 26 ... General powers subordinate to Bill of Rights -- Laws contrary thereto are void. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legresou/constitu/list1...
(Including Amendments Ratified at the November 2, 2004 General Election)
The Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted into the Union as the fifteenth state in 1792. In its over two hundred years of statehood, Kentucky has had four constitutions:
The first adopted in 1792,
The second adopted in 1799,
The third adopted in 1850, and
The fourth adopted in 1891, and currently in force.
Topical Outline to the Constitution http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legresou/constitu/intro...
November 6, 2012 <<<--
To Hunt And Fish http://www.lrc.ky.gov/ConstAmend_PR_2012.pdf