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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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Sec. 6. A Lieutenant Governor shall be chosen, at every
regular election for Governor, he shall continue in office for
the same time, shall be elected in the same manner, and shall
possess the same qualifications as the Governor. In voting
for Governor and Lieutenant Governor the electors shall
state for whom they vote as Governor, and for whom as
Lieutenant Governor.

Sec. 7. The Lieutenant Governor shall by virtue of his
office, be President of the Senate, and whenever the Senate
are equally divided, shall have the right to give the casting

Sec. 8. In case of the death, resignation, removal from the
State, or other disqualification of the Governor, the powers,
duties and emoluments of the office shall devolve upon the
Lieutenant Governor; and in case of his death, resignation,
or removal., or other disqualification, then upon the President
of the Senate for the time being—until the disqualification or
inability shall cease, or until a new Governor shall be elected
and qualified, and for any vacancy in said office not herein
provided for, provision may be made by law, and if such va-
cancy should occur without such provision being made, the
General Assembly shall be convened by the Secretary of State
for the purpose of filling said vacancy.

Sec. 9. Whenever the office of Governor shall be ad-
ministered by the Lieutenant Governor, or he shall be unable
to attend as President of the Senate, the Senate shall elect
one of its own members as President pro tempore.

Sec. 10. The Lieutenant Governor, while lie acts as Presi-
dent of the Senate, shall receive for his services the same
compensation which shall, for the same period, be allowed to
the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and no more.

Sec. 11. The Governor shall be Commander-in-Chief of
the land and naval forces of the State, and may call out the
militia to repel invasions, suppress insurrections, and enforce
the execution of the laws; but shall not take the command
in person without the consent of the General Assembly.


Sec. 12. He shall take care that the laws be faithfully exe-

Sec. 13. He shall nominate, and by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, appoint all civil and military of-
ficers of the State, whose appointment or election is not oth-
erwise herein provided for, unless a different mode of appoint-
ment be prescribed by the law creating the office.


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