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Maryland Manual, 1904
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law; but in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall
Yeas and nays. be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the
persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered
on the Journal of each House, respectively. If any
bill shall not be returned by the Governor within six
Veto within
six days.
days (Sundays excepted), after it shall have been pre-
sented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as
if he signed it, unless the General Assembly shall, by
adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall
not be a law.
Veto of items. [The Governor shall have power to disapprove of any
item or items of any Bills making appropriations of
money embracing distinct items, and the part or parts
of the Bill approved shall be the law, and the item or
items of appropriations disapproved shall be void unless
repassed according to the rules or limitations prescribed
for the passage of other Bills over the Executive veto.]*
Hamilton v. State, 61 Md., 28. Lankford v. Commrs. Somer-
set Co , 73 Md., 105
Governor to
Treasury ac-
Sec. 18. It shall be the duty of the Governor, semi-
annually, (and oftener, if he deems it expedient), to
examine under oath the Treasurer and Comptroller of
the State on all matters pertaining to their respective
offices, and inspect and review their bank and other
account books.
Sec. 19. He shall, from time time, inform the legis-
lature of the condition of the State, and recommend to
their consideration such measures as he may judge
necessary and expedient.
Pardons. Sec. 20. He shall have power to grant reprieves and
pardons, except in cases of impeachment, and in cases in
which he is prohibited by other Articles of this Consti-
tution; and to remit fines and forfeitures for offences
against the State; but shall not remit the principal or
Notice in
interest of any debt due the State, except in cases of
fines and forfeitures; and before granting a nolle prosequi,
or pardon, he shall give notice, in one or more news-
papers, of the application made for it, and of the day on
Reports to
or after which his decision will be given; and in every
case in which he exercises this power, he shall report to
either Branch of the Legislature, whenever required, the
petitions, recommendations and reasons which influenced
his decision.
*Thus amended by Chapter 194, Acts of 1890, ratified by the people, Novem-
ber 3rd, 1891.

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