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Wisconsin Bill #SR 6   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:Senate Resolutions SR 6
Type:State Sovereignty
Requested Patriot Action: This Resolution (SR6) was referred to the Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations in April of 2009.

We need to put pressure on every member of this committee to get this bill out to the floor. The committee should be meeting between 9/15/2009 & 12/12/2010
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Committees: Referred to Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations.
Sponsors: Introduced by Senators:







LEIBHAM (608) 266-2056
LAZICH (608) 266-5400
DARLING (608) 266-5830
GROTHMAN (608) 266-7513
HARSDORF (608) 266-7745
SCHULTZ (608) 266-0703




Session Schedule: In Session 1/5/09 - 12/12/10 (est.)

Interim Recess 6/26/09 - 9/14/09

In Session 9/15/09 - 12/12/10 (est.)
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Date Introduced: 4/9/2009
Enacted:
Status:Stuck in Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations.
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Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: Introduced by Senators:
LEIBHAM
LAZICH
DARLING
GROTHMAN
HARSDORF
SCHULTZ.

Referred to Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations.
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State constitution: WISCONSIN STATE CONSTITUTION

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Article I, §1
Equality; inherent rights. Section 1. [As amended Nov. 1982 and April 1986] All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Article I, §2
Slavery prohibited. Section 2. There shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude in this state, otherwise than for the punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

Article I, §3
Free speech; libel. Section 3. Every person may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no laws shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence, and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous be true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.

Article I, §4
Right to assemble and petition. Section 4. The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.
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Article I, §13
Private property for public use. Section 13. The property of no person shall be taken for public use without just compensation therefor.
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Article I, §18
Freedom of worship; liberty of conscience; state religion; public funds. Section 18. [As amended Nov. 1982] The right of every person to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of conscience shall never be infringed; nor shall any person be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry, without consent; nor shall any control of, or interference with, the rights of conscience be permitted, or any preference be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship; nor shall any money be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of religious societies, or religious or theological seminaries. [1979 J.R. 36, 1981 J.R. 29, vote Nov. 1982]

Article I, §19
Religious tests prohibited. Section 19. No religious tests shall ever be required as a qualification for any office of public trust under the state, and no person shall be rendered incompetent to give evidence in any court of law or equity in consequence of his opinions on the subject of religion.
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Article I, §22
Maintenance of free government. Section 22. The blessings of a free government can only be maintained by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
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Article I, §25
Right to keep and bear arms. Section 25. [As created Nov. 1998] The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.




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