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Bill; if, after such reconsideration, three-fifths of the mem
bers elected to that House shall pass the Bill, it shall be
sent with the objections to the other House, by which it
shall likewise be reconsidered, 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 deter-
mined by yeas and nays. and the names of the persons vot-
ing for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal
of each House, respectively. If any bill shall not be re-
turned by the Governor within six days (Sundays ex-
cepted), after it shall have been presented 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 re-
turn, in which case it shall not be a law.

The Governor shall have power to disapprove of any item
or items of any Bills making appropriations of money em-
bracing distinct items, and the part or parts of the Bill ap-
proved shall be the law, and the item or items of appropria-
tions disapproved shall be void unless repassed according to
the rules or limitations prescribed for the passage of other
Bills over the Executive veto.*

Sue. 18. It shall be the duty of the Governor, semi-annu-
ally (and oftener, if he deems it expedient) to examine under
oath the Treasurer and Comptroller of the State on all mat-
ters pertaining to their respective offices, and inspect and re-
view their bank and other account books.

SEC. 19. He shall, from time to time, inform the Legisla-
ture of the condition of the State, and recommend to their
consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and

SEC. 20. He shall have power to grant reprieves and par-
dons, except in cases of impeachment, and in cases in which
he is prohibited by other Articles of this Constitution; and
to remit fines and forfeitures for offences against the State;
but shall not remit the principal or 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 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, lie shall report
to either Branch of the Legislature, whenever required, the
petitions, recommendations and reasons which influenced his
SEC. 21. The Governor shall reside at the seat of govern-

* Thus amended by Chapter 194, Acts of 1890, ratified by the people
November 3,1891.


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