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Maryland Manual, 1921-22
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SEC. 13. All civil officers appointed by the Governor and
Senate, shall be nominated to the Senate within fifty days
from the commencement of each regular session of the Legis-
lature ; and their term of office, except in. cases otherwise pro-
vided for in this Constitution, shall commence on the first
Monday of May next ensuing their appointment, and con-
tinue for two years, (unless removed from office), and until
their successors, respectively, qualify according to Law; but
the term of office of the Inspectors of Tobacco shall commence
on the first Monday of March next ensuing their appointment.

SEC. 14. If a vacancy shall occur during the session of the
Senate, in any office which the Governor and Senate have the
power to fill, the Governor shall nominate to the Senate, be-
fore its final adjournment, a proper person to fill said va-
cancy, unless such vacancy occurs within ten days before said
final adjournment.

SEC. 15. The Governor may suspend or arrest any mili-
tary officer of the State for disobedience of orders or other
military offence; and may remove him in pursuance of the
sentence of a Court-Martial; and may remove for incompe-
tency or misconduct, all civil officers who received appoint-
ment from the Executive for a term of years.

SEC. 16. The Governor shall convene the Legislature, or
the Senate alone, on extraordinary occasions; and whenever
from the presence of any enemy, or from any other cause, the
Seat of Government shall become an unsafe place for the
meeting of the Legislature, he may direct their sessions to be
held at some other convenient place.

SEC. 17. To guard against hasty or partial legislation and
encroachments of the Legislative Department, upon the co-
ordinate, Executive and Judicial Departments, every Bill
which shall have passed the House of Delegates, and the
Senate shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the Gov-
ernor of the State; if he approves he shall sign it, but if not
he shall return it with his objections to the House in which
it originated, which House shall enter the objections at large
on its Journal and proceed to reconsider the Bill; if, after
such reconsideration, three-fifths of the members elected to
that House shall pass the Bill, it shall be sent with the objec-
tions to the other House, by which it shall likewise be recon-
sidered, and if it pass by three-fifths of the members elected
to that House it shall become a law; but in all cases the votes
of both Houses shall 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 days
(Sundays excepted), after it shall have been presented to


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