General Assembly: 76 (1996 Regular GA) - Chapter 1220 - Proposed constitutional amendment — offenses tried without indictment


Published: 1996

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763 lAWS OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH GA., 1996 SESSION

CHAPTER 1220 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - OFFENSES

TRIED WITHOUT INDICTMENT H.J.R. 11

First Time Passed

CH. 1220

A JOINT RESOLUI10N proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa to eliminate the limitation on fines for offenses which may be summarily tried without indictment.

Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is proposed: Section 11, unnumbered paragraph 1, Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa, is

amended to read as follows: Alla#feBees offenses less than felony and in which the p1:lBisiHBeBt saes Bat exeees a fiRe

at aBe hliBElFes saDaFS, ar maximum permissible imprisonment fef: does not exceed thirty days, shall be tried summarily before aj1:lsaee af the peaee, er ether an officer authorized by law, on information under oath, without indictment, or the intervention of a grand jury, saving to the defendant the right of appeal; and no person shall be held to answer for any higher criminala#feBee offense, unless on presentment or indictment by a grand jury, except in cases arising in the army, or navy, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war or public danger.

Sec. 2. The foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at the next general election for members of the General Assembly and the Secretary of State is directed to cause the same to be published for three consecutive months previous to the date of that election as provided by law.