Constitution of the State of San Andreas

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Constitution of the State of San Andreas

Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 pm






We, the People of the State of San Andreas, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom,
in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution.


SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

SEC. 2. Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.

SEC. 3. The people have the right to instruct their representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and assemble freely to consult for the common good.

SEC. 4. The people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business, and, therefore, the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies shall be open to public scrutiny.

SEC. 5. Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed. This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.

SEC. 6. The military is subordinate to civil power. A standing army may not be maintained in peacetime. Soldiers may not be quartered in any house in wartime or in peacetime without the owner's consent.

SEC. 7. Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime.

SEC. 8. A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws. A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.

SEC. 9. A person may not be disqualified from entering or pursuing a business, profession, vocation, or employment because of sex, race, creed, color, or national or ethnic origin.

SEC. 10. A person may not be imprisoned in a civil action for debt or tort.

SEC. 11. Habeas corpus may not be suspended unless required by public safety in cases of rebellion or invasion.

SEC. 12. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable seizures and searches may not be violated; and a warrant may not issue except on probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons and things to be seized.

SEC. 13. The defendant in a criminal cause has the right to appeal their arrest and conviction, to compel attendance of witnesses in the defendant's behalf, to have the assistance of counsel for the defendant's defense, to be personally present with counsel, and to be confronted with the witnesses against the defendant.

SEC. 14. Persons may not twice be put in jeopardy for the same offense, be compelled in a criminal cause to be a witness against themselves, or be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

SEC. 15. Cruel or unusual punishment may not be inflicted or excessive fines imposed.

SEC. 16. Private property may be taken or damaged for a public use and only when just compensation has first been paid to the owner.

SEC. 17. Noncitizens have the same property rights as citizens.

SEC. 18. Property owned before marriage or acquired during marriage by gift, will, or inheritance is separate property.

SEC. 19. The right to vote or hold office may not be conditioned by a property qualification.

SEC. 20. The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.


SEC. 1. The State of San Andreas is an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

SEC. 2. Los Santos is the capital of San Andreas.

SEC. 3. The powers of state government are legislative, executive, and judicial. Persons charged with the exercise of one power may not exercise either of the others.

SEC. 4. Suits may be brought against the State.

SEC. 5. English is the official language of the State of San Andreas.

SEC. 6. The legislative power of this State is vested in the San Andreas Legislature.

SEC. 7. The supreme executive power of this State is vested in the Governor. The Governor shall see that the law is faithfully executed.

SEC. 8. The judicial power of this State is vested in the Supreme Court and the Superior Court, both of which are courts of record and inherent jurisdiction.

SEC. 9. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of San Andreas and two associate justices. The Chief Justice may convene the court at any time.

SEC. 10. The Superior Court consists of one or more judges.

SEC. 11. Judges and justices shall be appointed by the Chief Justice, who shall be appointed by the Governor.


SEC. 1. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.

SEC. 2. A United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this State may vote.

SEC. 3. A voter-nomination primary election shall be conducted to select the candidates for state elective offices in San Andreas. All voters may vote at a voter-nominated primary election for any candidate for a state elective office without regard to the political party preference disclosed by the candidate or the voter, provided that the voter is otherwise qualified to vote for candidates for the office in question. The candidates who are the top two vote-getters at a voter-nominated primary election for a state elective office shall, regardless of party preference, compete in the ensuing general election.

SEC. 4. A candidate for a state elective office may have his or her political party preference, or lack of political party preference, indicated upon the ballot for the office in the manner provided by statute. A political party or party central committee shall not nominate a candidate for any state elective office at the voter-nominated primary. This section shall not be interpreted to prohibit a political party or party central committee from endorsing, supporting, or opposing any candidate for a state elective office.

SEC. 5. All judicial, county, and city offices shall be nonpartisan. A political party or party central committee shall not nominate a candidate for nonpartisan office, and the candidate's party preference shall not be included on the ballot for the nonpartisan office.

SEC. 6. Voting shall be secret.


SEC. 1. The State is divided into the counties of Los Santos and Blaine, which are the legal subdivisions of the State.

SEC. 2. Except with approval by a majority of its electors voting on the question, a city may not be annexed to or consolidated into another.

SEC. 3. For its own government, a county or city may adopt a charter by majority vote of its electors voting on the question. A charter may be amended, revised, or repealed in the same manner. The governing body of a county or city may propose a charter or revision. Amendment or repeal may be proposed by initiative or by the governing body.

SEC. 4. A county or city may make and enforce within its limits all local, police, sanitary, and other ordinances and regulations not in conflict with general laws.

SEC. 5. A county may perform municipal functions at the request of a city or cities within them.

SEC. 6. A municipal corporation may establish, purchase, and operate public works to furnish its inhabitants with light, water, power, heat, transportation, or means of communication. It may furnish those services outside its boundaries, except within another municipal corporation which furnishes the same service and does not consent.

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