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Section 4.27. Reorganization of the Execu-

tive Branch.

The General Assembly shall prescribe by

law the functions, powers, and duties of the

offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of the

executive branch. The General Assembly

from time to time by law may reallocate of-

fices, agencies, and instrumentalities among

principal departments; may increase, modify,

diminish, and change their functions, powers,

and duties; and may assign new functions,

powers, and duties to them. The governor

may make changes in the organization of the

executive branch, including the establish-

ment or abolition of offices, agencies, instru-

mentalities, and principal departments, and

in the assignment of functions, powers, and

duties among the offices, agencies, instrumen-

talities, and principal departments of the ex-

ecutive branch. Where these changes require

the force of law, they shall be set forth in

executive orders in statutory form and be

submitted to the General Assembly within

the first ten days of a regular session. An ex-

ecutive order shall become effective and have

the force of law on the date designated in

the order unless specifically disapproved,

within fifty days after submission, by a reso-

lution of disapproval concurred in by a ma-

jority vote of all members of either house of

the General Assembly.

Section 4.28. Heads of Principal Depart-


The head of each principal department of

the executive branch shall be a single execu-

tive unless otherwise prescribed by the Gen-

eral Assembly by law or by the process of ex-

ecutive reorganization. Any board or commis-

sion at the head of a principal department

shall have a chief administrative officer.

Section 4.29. Appointments by Governor.

Art. II, sec. 10. He shall nominate, and,

The governor shall appoint, with the ad-

by and with the advice and consent of the

vice and consent of the Senate, each person

Senate, appoint all civil and military officers

serving as the head of each principal depart-

of the State, whose appointment, or election,

ment and persons to fill vacancies on any

is not otherwise herein provided for, unless

board or commission serving as the head of a

a different mode of appointment be pre-

principal department, and shall also, with

scribed by the Law creating the office.

the advice and consent of the Senate, ap-
point persons to fill vacancies on regulatory
and quasi-judicial agencies. He shall appoint,

Sec. 13. All civil officers nominated by
the Governor and subject to confirmation
by the Senate, shall be nominated to the

without the advice and consent of the Sen-

Senate within thirty days from the com-

ate, each chief administrative officer serving

mencement of each regular session of the

under a board or commission which is the

Legislature; and their term of office, except

head of a principal department except the

in cases otherwise provided for in this

head or chief administrative officer of an in-

Constitution, shall commence on the first

stitution of higher education or of the state

Monday of May next ensuing their appoint-



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