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Proceedings and Debates of the 1967 Constitutional Convention
Volume 104, Volume 1, Debates 1387   View pdf image (33K)
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[Nov. 29] DEBATES 1387

DELEGATE FOX (presiding): Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: What do you
mean by principal departments, then?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding): Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: If you look at
section 4.18 it requires that all functions,
powers and duties of the executive branch
of the state government shall be described
and allocated among 20 departments.

"What these 20 principal departments
will be is left to the lawmaking process."

It is what the General Assembly says is
a principal department, or what the gov-
ernor in his reorganization or authority
says is a principal department.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Since you mention
a number, what department heads are you
talking about? The Banking Commission?
Unemployment Compensation?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: I do not know
what the principal departments are going
to be.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Then how can
you designate 20 departments heads?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: Because the
General Assembly is going to designate
what are the principal departments or the
governor is going to do it in the general
reorganization, and whatever the General
Assembly says is a principal department is
a principal department.

And the governor will have the power to
appoint that head with the advice and con-
sent of the Senate and that head will serve
at the governor's pleasure.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding): Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Then you are
leaving it up to the General Assembly to
determine which departments are principal
departments?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Chair-
man Morgan.

CHAIRMAN MORGAN: That is correct.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: The lieutenant
governor will go into the office on the coat-
tail of the man who is successful as gov-
ernor?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: That is correct.
Although it is difficult to say who will go
in on a coattail. You might have a lieu-
tenant governor who was so popular that
he might draw more votes than the candi-
date for governor. You cannot tell.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Do you know
many candidates who are stronger than the
principal candidate?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: It is possible.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Do you know of
any?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: No, I do not.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding): Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Then why do you
make a statement like that?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: Because it is
perfectly possible and I want to be accu-
rate in answering a question.

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Della.

DELEGATE DELLA: Has your Com-
mittee considered having a lieutenant gov-
ernor being elected on a separate and dis-
tinct ballot other than riding on the coat-
tail of the governor?

DELEGATE FOX (presiding) : Dele-
gate Morgan.

DELEGATE MORGAN: The majority
of the Committee wanted a lieutenant gov-
ernor who was on the same wave length

 

 

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