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acting Governor, the Senate shall forthwith con-
vene and fill the vacancy.
(f) When the Lieutenant Governor or a person
elected by the General Assembly succeeds to the
office of Governor, he shall have the title, powers,
duties, and emoluments of that office; but when
the Lieutenant Governor or the president of the
Senate serves as acting Governor, he shall have
only the powers and duties of that office. When
the President of the Senate serves as acting Gov-
ernor, he shall continue to be President of the
Senate, but his duties as president shall be
performed by such other person as the Senate
shall select.
(g) The Court of Appeals shall have original
and exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate disputes
or questions arising from the failure of the Gover-
nor-elect to take office, or the service of the Lieu-
tenant Governor or President of the Senate as
acting Governor, or the creation of a vacancy in
the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor by
reason of disability, or the succession to the office
of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, or the exer-
cise of the powers and duties of a successor to the
office of Governor.
SEC. 7.^ The Legislature may provide by law,
not inconsistent with Section 26 of Article III of
this Constitution, for the impeachment of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
SEC. 8. The Governor shall be the
Commander-in-Chief of the land and naval forces
of the State; and may call out the Militia to repel
invasions, suppress insurrections, and enforce the
execution of the Laws; but shall not take the
command in person, without the consent of the
SEC. 9. He shall take care that the Laws are
faithfully executed.
SEC. 10. He shall nominate, and, by and with
the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint all
civil and military officers of the State, whose ap-
pointment, or election, is not otherwise herein
provided for, unless a ditierent mode of appoint-
ment be prescribed by the Law creating the of-
SEC. 11.^ In case of any vacancy, during the
recess of the Senate, in any office which the Gov-
" Thus amended by Chapter 532, Acts of 1970, ratified No-
vember 3,1970.
" Thus amended by Chapter 626, Acts of 1955, ratified No-
vember 6,1956.

Article 11
ernor has power to fill, he shall appoint some
suitable person to said office, whose commission
shall continue in force until the end of the next
session of the Legislature, or until some other
person is appointed to the same office, whichev-
er shall first occur; and the nomination of the
person thus appointed, during the recess, or, of
some other person in his place, shall be made to
the Senate on the first day of the next regular
meeting of the Senate.
SEC. 12. No person, after being rejected 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-
SEC. 13." All civil officers nominated by the
Governor and subject to confirmation by the Sen-
ate, shall be nominated to the Senate within forty
days from the commencement of each regular ses-
sion of the Legislature; and their term of office,
except in cases otherwise provided for in this
Constitution, shall commence on the first Mon-
day of May next ensuing their appointment, and
continue for two years, (unless removed from of-
fice), and until their successors, respectively, qual-
ify according to Law.
SEC. 14. If a vacancy shall occur, during the
session of the Senate, in any office which the
Governor and the Senate have the power to fill,
the Governor shall nominate to the Senate be-
fore its final adjournment, a proper person to
fill said vacancy, unless such vacancy occurs
within ten days before said final adjournment.
SEC. 15. The Governor may suspend or arrest
any military officer of the State for disobedience
of orders, or other military offense; and may re-
move him in pursuance of the sentence of a
Court-Martial; and may remove for incompeten-
cy, or misconduct, all civil officers who received
appointment from the Executive for a term of
SEC. 16. The Governor shall convene the Leg-
islature, or the Senate alone, on extraordinary
occasions; and whenever from the presence of an
enemy, or from any other cause, the Seat of Gov-
ernment shall become an unsafe place for the
meeting of the Legislature, he may direct their
sessions to be held at some other convenient
" Thus amended by Chapter 576, Acts of 1970, ratified No-
vember 3,1970.

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