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Maryland Manual, 1971-72
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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.
Any bill which is vetoed by the Governor following the
adjournment of the General Assembly, or any bill which
fails to become a law by reason of not having been signed
by the Governor following the adjournment of the General
Assembly, shall be returned to the House in which it
originated, immediately after said House shall have or-
ganized at the next regular or special session of the General
Assembly. Said bill may then be reconsidered according to
the procedure specified hereinabove. If the bill is passed over
the veto of the Governor, it shall take effect on June I
following, unless the bill is an emergency measure to take
effect when passed. No such vetoed bill shall be returned to
the Legislature when a new General Assembly of Maryland
has been elected and sworn since the passage of the vetoed
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
approved shall be the law, and the item or items of ap-
propriations disapproved shall be void unless repassed ac-
cording to the rules or limitations prescribed for the passage
of other Bills over the Executive veto.
SEC. 18. It shall be the duty of the Governor, semi-
annually (and oftener, if he deem 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 to time, inform the Legis-
lature of the conditions of the State and recommend to their
consideration such measures as he may judge necessary
and expedient.
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 Constitu-
tion ; 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 for-
feitures; and before granting a nolle prosequi, or pardon,
he shall give notice, in one or more newspapers, of the ap-
plication made for it, and of the day on, or after which, his
decision will be given; and in every case, in which he exer-
cises this power, he shall report to either Branch of the

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