On May 3, 2021, Wells County, Indiana Commissioners passed a resolution declaring the county a Constitutional Rights Sanctuary. If you know the vote count for this resolution, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verification Citation/Source: Wells County, IN – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 3 May 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.
WELLS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RESOLUTION NO. 2021-06
A Resolution Regarding the Protection of Rights under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners (“Board”) of Wells County, ‘Indiana (“County”), is the executive body of County government pursuant to the provisions of LC. 36-2-2-2; and
WHEREAS, the Board is also the legislative body of County government pursuant to the provisions of I.C. 36-1-2-9; and
WHEREAS, each member of the Board is required to take an oath of office prior to the assumption of duties as a Commissioner of the County; and
WHEREAS, the oath of office requires each member of the Board to swear to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana, and to faithfully, impartially and diligently discharge the duties of the office of Commissioner for the County, according to law; and
WHEREAS, the Board maintains a strung commitment to all of the rights of the people in the County as stated in the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Indiana; and
WHEREAS, the Board opposes the adoption of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, restrictions, and other governmental documents of legal force that unlawfully infringe upon the rights secured by said Constitutions; and
WHEREAS, the rights secured by said Constitutions arc best protected by principles of limited government, respect of private property rights, respect fur individual freedoms and liberties, and knowledge of and access to the laws by the public; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE WELLS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, as follows:
1. The Board and County do hereby commit to stand and defend at all times the rights and liberties of the persons in Wells County as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana.
2. The Board encourages and requests that all agencies, departments and officers of the County:
(a.) continue to uphold their oaths and take due care at all times not to infringe upon the rights and liberties of the persons and individuals in Wells County as stated in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana;
(b.) review, and change if necessary, their rules, regulations, orders, policies, practices, and all governmental documents of legal force for conformity to said Constitutions; and,
(c.) adopt resolutions, proclamations, or commitments similar to this Resolution for the protection of the Constitutional rights and liberties of the persons and individuals in Wells County.
(d.) the ordinances of the County shall be reviewed by the Board for compliance under the Constitutions.
(e.) the ordinances of the County shall be reduced where possible and prudent to eliminate unnecessary regulations.
Adopted: May 3 2021
WELLS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
Blake Gerber, President
Kevin Woodward, Vice-President,.
Michael K. Vanover, Member
Lisa McCormick, Auditor
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