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  • CONSTITUTION OF
    THE STATE OF KOSRAE
         The Third Kosrae State Constitutional Convention was convened and completed its work by passing four proposed amendments to the Kosrae State Constitution.  These four constitutional amendment proposals will be subject to the approval of the voters in a referendum to be set by the Governor within 90 days of the Constitutional Conventions adjournment which was on June 1, 2005.
     
         The full text of the constitutional amendment proposals and the committee reports are posted on this page as a public service for dissemination, public review, and discussion.  Simply click on the proposal or the committee report to view it in Acrobat "pdf" format.  Users should feel free to print copies of these documents to share with other persons who may not have internet access.
     
    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSALS AND ACCOMPANYING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
     
    CONVENTION PROPOSAL (CP) NO. 02 - To define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
    COMMITTEE PROPOSAL NO. 03-05-01 (Comm. Rept. on CP No. 02)
     
    CONVENTION PROPOSAL NO. 31 - To prohibit the disposal of recognized harmful pollutants.
    COMMITTEE PROPOSAL NO. 03-05-0  (Comm. Rept. on CP No. 31)
     
    CONVENTION PROPOSAL NO. 33 - To require a statutory definition of the term "resident" to establish qualifications to serve as Senator, Governor or Lt. Governor.
    COMMITTEE PROPOSAL NO. 03-05-02, CD1 (Comm. Rept. on CP No. 33)
     
    CONVENTION PROPOSAL NO. 42 - To specify that the term, term limit, qualification and limitation for the office of the Lt. Governor are the same as for the office of the Governor.
    COMMITTEE PROPOSAL NO. 03-05-25 (Comm. Rept. for CP No. 42)
     
     
    KOSRAE CONSTITUTION
     
    PREAMBLE

    ARTICLE I - Supremacy

    ARTICLE II - The Community and the Individual

    ARTICLE III - Suffrage

    ARTICLE IV - The Legislature

    ARTICLE V - The Executive

    ARTICLE VI - The Judiciary

    ARTICLE VII - Recall and Impeachment

    ARTICLE VIII - Municipal Government

    ARTICLE IX - Taxation and Revenue Sharing

    ARTICLE X - Finance

    ARTICLE XI - Land and the Environment

    ARTICLE XII - Education and Health

    ARTICLE XIII - Language

    ARTICLE XIV - Oath of Office

    ARTICLE XV - Amendment

    ARTICLE XVI - Transition


    If you would like to view or print out the entire Kosrae State Constitution in Kosraen and without the annotations, click the following link.
    Entire Kosrae State Constitution in Kosraen (no annotations)

    If you would like to view or print out the entire Kosrae State Constitution in English and without the annotations, click the following link.
    Entire Kosrae State Constitution in English (no annotations)