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Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission, 1968
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ecution of the laws; but shall not take
the command in person without the con-
sent of the Legislature. Sec. 10. He shall take care that the
laws be faithfully executed. Sec. 11. He shall nominate, and by
and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, appoint all civil and military
officers of the State, whose appointment
or election is not otherwise herein pro-
vided for, unless a different mode of
appointment be prescribed by the law
creating the office. Sec. 12. In case of any vacancy dur-
ing the recess of the Senate, in any office
which the Governor has power to fill, he
shall appoint some suitable person to
said office, whose commission shall con-
tinue in force till the end of the next
session of the Legislature, or till some
other person is appointed to the same
office, which ever shall first occur, and
the nomination of the person thus ap-
pointed during the recess, or of some
other person in his place, shall be made
to the Senate within thirty days after the
next meeting of the Legislature. Sec. 13. No person, after being re-
jected by the Senate, shall be again
nominated for the same office at the
same session, unless at the request of the
Senate; or be appointed to the same
office during the recess of the Legisla-
ture. Sec. 14. All civil officers appointed by
the Governor and Senate, shall be nomi-
nated to the Senate within fifty days
from the commencement of each regular
session of the Legislature; and their term
of office shall commence on the first
Monday of May next ensuing their ap-
pointment, and continue for two years
(unless sooner removed from office) and
until their successors, respectively, qual-
ify according to law.
Sec. 15. The Governor may suspend
or arrest any military officer of the State,
for disobedience of orders, or other mili-
tary 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
receive appointments from the executive
for a term not exceeding two years. Sec. 16. The Governor may convene
the Legislature, or the Senate alone, on
extraordinary occasions; and whenever,
from the presence of an enemy or from
any other cause, the seat of government
shall become an unsafe place for the
meeting of the Legislature, he may di-
rect their sessions to be held at some
other convenient place. Sec. 17. It shall be the duty of the
Governor semi-annually, and oftener if
he deem it expedient, to examine the
bank-book, account books, and official
proceedings of the Treasurer and Comp-
troller of the State. Sec. 18. He shall, from time to time,
inform the Legislature of the condition
of the State, and recommend to their
consideration such measures as he may
judge necessary and expedient. Sec. 19, 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
Constitution, and to remit fines and for-
feitures for offences against the State;
but shall not remit the principal or in-
terest of any debt due to the State, ex-
cept in cases of fines and forfeitures; and
before granting a nolle prosequi, or par-
don, he shall give notice, in one or more
newspapers, of the application made for
it, and of the day on 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 Legisla-


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