|Bill Name:||Senate Concurrent Resolution SC 528
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This bill was introduced in Mississippi January 5, 2010. This bill was assigned to the Rules Committee. Contact all the members of this committee and encourage them to pass this bill out to the floor.
Johnnie E. Walls
Referred to Rules Committee 01/05/2010
In Session Jan 2010 - June 2010 (Est.)
The state Constitution specifies that the legislature shall meet for 125 days every four years and 90 days in all other years (Art 4, Sec. 36).
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|Status:||Awaiting Hearing in Rules Committee 01/05/2010
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2010 Regular Session
Senate Concurrent Resolution 528
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| As Introduced
Description: Resolution to protect and defend state authority under Tenth Amendment to U.S. Constitution over certain powers.
Vote type required: Majority
Effective date: No Effective Date
History of Actions:
1 01/05 (S) Referred To Rules
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Senate Committee: Rules*
Principal Author: McDaniel
Title: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REINFORCING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE AND AUTHORITY OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OVER CERTAIN POWERS AND DISCOURAGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM IMPOSING CERTAIN RESTRICTIVE MANDATES.
Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 01/05/10 at 12:14
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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
ADOPTED NOVEMBER 1, A.D., 1890
We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this constitution.
All political power is vested in, and derived from, the people; all government of right originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §2; 1832 art I §2.
The people of this state have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right to regulate the internal government and police thereof, and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they deem it necessary to their safety and happiness; provided, such change be not repugnant to the constitution of the United States.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §2; 1832 art I §2.
The right to withdraw from the Federal Union on account of any real or supposed grievance, shall never be assumed by this state, nor shall any law be passed in derogation of the paramount allegiance of the citizens of this state to the government of the United States.
SOURCES: 1869 art I §20.
All persons, resident in this state, citizens of the United States, are hereby declared citizens of the state of Mississippi.
SOURCES: 1869 art I §1.
The military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.
SOURCES: 1869 art I §25.
Treason against the state shall consist only in levying war against the same or in adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
SOURCES: 1817 art VI §3; 1832 art VII §3; 1869 art I §26.
The right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government on any subject shall never be impaired.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §22; 1832 art I §22; 1869 art I §6.
The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §23; 1832 art I §23; 1869 art I §15.
The freedom of speech and of the press shall be held sacred; and in all prosecutions for libel the truth may be given in evidence, and the jury shall determine the law and the facts under the direction of the court; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §§ 6, 7, and 8; 1832 art I §§ 6, 7, and 8; 1869 art I §4.
No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property except by due process of law.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §10; 1832 art I §10; 1869 art I §2.
There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this state, otherwise than in the punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.
SOURCES: 1869 art I §19.
Ex post facto laws, or laws impairing the obligation of contracts, shall not be passed.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §19; 1832 art I §19; 1869 art I §9.
Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use, except on due compensation being first made to the owner or owners thereof, in a manner to be prescribed by law; and whenever an attempt is made to take private property for a use alleged to be public, the question whether the contemplated use be public shall be a judicial question, and, as such, determined without regard to legislative assertion that the use is public.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §13; 1832 art I §13; 1869 art I §10.
No religious test as a qualification for office shall be required; and no preference shall be given by law to any religious sect or mode of worship; but the free enjoyment of all religious sentiments and the different modes of worship shall be held sacred. The rights hereby secured shall not be construed to justify acts of licentiousness injurious to morals or dangerous to the peace and safety of the state, or to exclude the Holy Bible from use in any public school of this state.
SOURCES: 1817 art I §§3and 4; 1832 art I §§3 and 4; 1869 art I §23.
SECTION 19. Repealed.
NOTE: Former Section 19 prohibited dueling and both disenfranchised and disqualified persons involved in a duel from holding public office.
The repeal of Section 19 was proposed by Laws of 1977, ch. 584, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 528, and upon ratification by the electorate on November 7, 1978, was deleted from the Constitution by proclamation of the Secretary of State on December 22, 1978.