Chapter 2. Laws Governing the State
Hierarchy of law
Sec. 1. The law governing this state is declared to be:
First. The Constitution of the United States and of this state.
Second. All statutes of the general assembly of the state in force,
and not inconsistent with such constitutions.
Third. All statutes of the United States in force, and relating to
subjects over which congress has power to legislate for the states,
and not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States.
Fourth. The common law of England, and statutes of the British
Parliament made in aid thereof prior to the fourth year of the reign of
James the First (except the second section of the sixth chapter of
forty-third Elizabeth, the eighth chapter of thirteenth Elizabeth, and
the ninth chapter of thirty-seventh Henry the Eighth,) and which are
of a general nature, not local to that kingdom, and not inconsistent
with the first, second and third specifications of this section.
(Formerly: Acts 1852,1RS, c.61, s.1.)
Criminal law statutory
Sec. 2. Crimes shall be defined and punishment therefor fixed by
statutes of this state and not otherwise.
(Formerly: Acts 1852,1RS, c.61, s.2.) As amended by Acts 1978,