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SEC. 3."' The Treasurer shall receive the moneys of the State,
and, until otherwise prescribed by law, deposit them, as soon as
received, to the credit of the State, in such bank or banks as he
may, from time to time, with the approval of the Governor, select
(the said bank or banks giving security, satisfactory to the
Governor, for the safekeeping and forthcoming, when required of
said deposits), and he or such of his deputies as may be
authorized to do so by the Legislature shall disburse the same for
the purposes of the State according to law, upon warrants drawn
by the Comptroller, or his duly authorized deputy, and on checks
countersigned by the Comptroller, or his duly authorized deputy.
The Legislature may prescribe, by law, for the Treasurer to
disburse the moneys of the State, by a system other than by the
use of checks. The Treasurer or such of his deputies as may be
authorized to do so by the Legislature shall take receipts for all
moneys paid from the Treasury Department; and receipt for
moneys received by him shall be endorsed upon warrants signed,
by the Comptroller, or such deputy as may be authorized to do so
by law, without which warrants, so signed, no acknowledgment of
money received into the Treasury shall be valid; and upon
warrants issued by the Comptroller, or his duly authorized
deputy, the Treasurer shall make arrangements for the payment
of the interest of the public debt, and for the purchase thereof, on
account of the sinking fund. Every bond, certificate, or other
evidence of the debt of the State shall be signed by the Treasurer,
Chief Deputy Treasurer, or a Deputy Treasurer, and counter-
signed by the Comptroller, Chief Deputy Comptroller, or a
Deputy Comptroller; and no new certificate or other evidence
intended to replace another shall be issued until the old one shall
be delivered to the Treasurer, and authority executed in due form
for the transfer of the same filed in his office, and the transfer
accordingly made on the books thereof, and the certificate or
other evidence cancelled; but the Legislature may make provi-
sions for the loss of certificates, or other evidences of the debt;
and may prescribe, by law, the manner in which the Treasurer
shall receive and keep the moneys of the State.

SEC. 4. The Treasurer shall render his Accounts, quarterly, to
the Comptroller; and shall publish, monthly, in such newspapers
as the Governor may direct, an abstract thereof, showing the
amount of cash on hand, and the place, or places of deposit
thereof; and on the third day of each regular session of the
Legislature, he shall submit to the Senate and House of Delegates
fair and accurate copies of all Accounts by him, from time to
time, rendered and settled with the Comptroller. He shall, at all
times, submit to the Comptroller the inspection of the money in
his hands, and perform all other duties that shall be prescribed by
Law.

SEC. 5. The Comptroller shall qualify, and enter on the duties
of his office, on the third Monday of January next succeeding the
time of his election, or as soon thereafter as practicable. And the
Treasurer shall qualify within one month after his appointment
by the Legislature.

SEC. 6."2 Whenever during the recess of the Legislature
charges shall be preferred to the Governor against the Comptrol-
ler or Treasurer, for incompetency, malfeasance in office, willful
neglect of duty, or misappropriation of the funds of the State, it
shall be the duty of the Governor forthwith to notify the party so
charged, and fix a day for a hearing of said charges; and if, in the
case of the Comptroller, from the evidence taken, under oath, on
said hearing before the Governor, the said allegations shall be
sustained, it shall be the duty of the Governor to remove the
Comptroller and appoint another in his place, who shall hold the
office for the unexpired term of the Comptroller so removed.
However, if, in the case of the Treasurer, from the evidence taken

'"Amended by Chapter 133, Acts of 1929, ratified Nov. 4, 1930;
Chapter 56, Acts of 1950, ratified Nov. 7, 1950; Chapter 7, Acts of
1965, ratified Nov. 8, 1966; Chapter 632, Acts of 1973, ratified Nov.
5, 1974.
'"Amended by Chapter 640, Acts of 1975, ratified Nov. 2, 1976.

Constitution of Maryland/W)

under oath in the hearing before the Governor, the allegations are
sustained, it is the duty of the Governor to remove the Treasurer,
and the Deputy Treasurer shall act as Treasurer until the next
regular or extraordinary session of the Legislature following the
appointment, whereupon a successor shall be chosen by the
Legislature who shall serve for the unexpired term of the
Treasurer so removed.

ARTICLE VII.
SUNDRY OFFICERS.

SECTION I."3 County Commissioners shall be elected on
general ticket of each county by the qualified voters of the several
counties of the State; their number in each county, their
compensation, and their powers and duties shall be such as now
or may be hereafter prescribed by law; and they shall be elected at
such times, in such numbers, and for such periods not exceeding
four years, as may be prescribed by law.

SEC. 2.164 Vacant.
SEC. 3.165 Vacant.
SEC. 4.'" Vacant.
SEC. 5.167 Vacant.
SEC. 6."8 Vacant.
ARTICLE VIII.
EDUCATION.

SECTION 1. The General Assembly, at its First Session after
the adoption of this Constitution, shall by Law establish through-
out the State a thorough and efficient System of Free Public
Schools; and shall provide by taxation, or otherwise, for their
maintenance.

SEC. 2. The System of Public Schools, as now constituted, shall
remain in force until the end of the said First Session of the
General Assembly, and shall then expire; except so far as
adopted, or continued by the General Assembly.

SEC. 3. The School Fund of the State shall be kept inviolate,
and appropriated only to the purposes of Education.

ARTICLE IX.
MILITIA AND MILITARY AFFAIRS.

SECTION 1. The General Assembly shall make, from time to
time, such provisions for organizing, equipping and disciplining
the Militia, as the exigency may require, and pass such Laws to
promote Volunteer Militia organizations as may afford them
effectual encouragement.

SEC. 2. There shall be an Adjutant-General, appointed by the
Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. He
shall hold his office until the appointment and qualification of his
successor, or until removed in pursuance of the sentence of a
Court Martial. He shall perform such duties, and receive such
compensation, or emoluments, as are now, or may be prescribed

'"Amended by Chapter 255, Acts of 1890, ratified Nov. 3, 1891;
Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6,1956; Chapter 681, Acts of
1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.
Repealed by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 97, Acts of 1958, ratified Nov. 4, 1958.
Repealed by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Amended by Chapter 489, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8, 1966.
Repealed by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
'"Repealed by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978.
"'" Repealed by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956.

 



 
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