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Original 1878 State of Washington Constitution<= /td> 18= 89 State of Washington Constitution 20= 10 State of Washington Constitution
A= rticle VI Legislative ARTICLE II Legislative ARTICLE II Legislative
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Members of the legislature shall, in all cases, except treas= on, felon violation of their oath of office, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest, during their attendance at any session of the legislature, and in going to and returning from the same, and no member s= hall be liable in any criminal action or criminal prosecution whatever for wor= ds spoken in debate. SECTION 16 PRIVILEGES FROM ARREST. Members of the legisl= ature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace; they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement of each session. SECTION 16 PRIVILEGES FROM ARREST. Members of the legisl= ature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace; they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement of each session.
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S= ection 31. (Militia) ARTICLE X Militia ARTICLE X Militia
The legislature shall determine what persons constitute the militia of the state, and= may provide for organizing and disciplining the same in such manner as may be prescribed by law. SECTION 1 WHO LIABLE TO MILITARY DUTY. All able-bodied male citizens of this state between the ages of eighteen (18) and forty-five (45) years except such as are exempt by laws of the United States= or by the laws of this state, shall be liable to military duty. SECTION 1 WHO LIABLE TO MILITARY DUTY. All able-bodied male citizens of this state between the ages of eighteen = (18) and forty-five (45) years except such as are exempt by laws of the United States or by the laws of this state, shall be liable to military duty.
 
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The legislature shall pass laws defining the personal and property rights of married women. SECTION 2 ORGANIZATION -- DISCIPLINE -- OFFICERS -- POWER TO CALL OUT. The legislature shall provide by law f= or organizing and disciplining the militia in such manner as it may deem expedient, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States. Officers of the militia shall be elected or appointed in such man= ner as the legislature shall from time to time direct and shall be commission= ed by the governor. The governor shall have = power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the state to suppress insurrections and repel invasions. SECTION 2 ORGANIZATION -- DISCIPLINE -- OFFICERS -- POWER TO CALL OUT. The legislature shall provide by law f= or organizing and disciplining the militia in such manner as it may deem expedient, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States. Officers of the militia shall be elected or appointed in such man= ner as the legislature shall from time to time direct and shall be commission= ed by the governor. The governor shall have = power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the state to suppress insurrections and repel invasions.
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Section 35.    
The privilege of the debtor to enjoy the necessary comforts = of life shall be recognized by wholesome laws, exempting a reasonable amount= of property from seizure or sale, for the payment of any debt or liability hereafter contracted.  SECTION 4 PUBLIC ARMS. The legislature shall provide by law,= for the protection and safe keeping of the public arms. SECTION 4 PUBLIC ARMS. The legislature shall provide by law,= for the protection and safe keeping of the public arms.
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&= nbsp; SECTION 5 PRIVILEGE FROM ARREST. T= he militia shall, in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the pea= ce, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at musters and election= s of officers, and in going to and returning from the same. SECTION 5 PRIVILEGE FROM ARREST. The militia shall, in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the pea= ce, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at musters and election= s of officers, and in going to and returning from the same.
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&= nbsp; SECTION 6 EXEMPTION FROM MILITARY DUTY. No person or persons, having conscientious scruples against bearing arms, shall be compelled to do militia duty in time of peace: Provided, such person or persons shall pay an equivalent for such exemption. SECTION 6 EXEMPTION FROM MILITARY DUTY. No person or persons, having conscientious scruples against bearing arms, shall be compelled to do militia duty in time of peace: Provided, such person or persons shall pay an equivalent for such exemption.
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Section 22.   SECTION 24 LOTTERIES AND DIVORCE. = The legislature shall never grant any divorce. Lotteries shall be prohibited = except as specifically authorized upon the affirmativ= e vote of sixty percent of the members of each house of the legislature or, notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, by referendum or initiative approved by a sixty percent affirmative vote of the electors voting thereon. [AMENDMENT 56, 1971 Senate Joint Resolution No. 5, p 1828. Approved November 7, 1972.]
The legislature shall never authorize any lottery, nor grant= any divorce. The sale of lottery tickets shall be prohibited by law.  
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