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public school system. The General Assembly

ment, and continue for two years, (unless

may prescribe by law the qualifications of

removed from office), and until their suc-

persons appointed by the governor to serve

cessors, respectively, qualify according to

as heads of principal departments or as


members of boards and commissions serving

as heads of principal departments.

Section 4.30. Terms of Office.

See Art. II, Sec. 13 at Section 4.29 for term

Each person serving as the head of a prin-

of office.

cipal department, and each chief administra-

tive officer of a board or commission serving

Art. XVII, sec. 4. All officers to be

as the head of a principal department, ex-
cept the head or chief administrative officer

appointed by the Governor shall hold office
for the terms fixed by law. All officers

of an institution of higher education or of

appointed by County Commissioners shall

the state public school system, shall serve at

hold office for terms of four years, unless

the pleasure of the governor. The terms of

otherwise duly changed by law.

office of the members of each board or com-

mission which serves as the head of a princi-

pal department, except the governing board

of an institution of higher education or of

the state public school system, shall be pre-

scribed by the General Assembly by law or

by the process of executive reorganization, so

that the governor, immediately upon taking

office following his election, may appoint at

least one-half of the members of each board

and commission.

Section 4.31. Appointment and Removal of

Art. II, sec. 15. The Governor may

Other Persons.

suspend or arrest any military officer, of

All persons in the executive branch whose

the State for disobedience of orders, or

method of appointment or whose method of

other military offense; and may remove him

removal is not specified in this Constitution

in pursuance of the sentence of a Court-

shall be appointed or may be removed as the

Martial; and may remove for incompetency,

General Assembly may prescribe by law.

or misconduct, all civil officers who received

appointment from the Executive for a term

of years.

Art. VI, sec. 6. Whenever during the

recess of the Legislature charges shall be

preferred to the Governor against the

Comptroller or Treasurer, for incompetency,

malfeasance in office, wilful 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, 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

said offending officer, and appoint another

in his place, who shall hold the office for

the unexpired term of the officer so removed.

Section 4.32. Interim and Recess Appoint-

Art. II, sec. 11. In case of any vacancy,


during the recess of the Senate, in any office

If a vacancy occurs in any office which the

which the Governor has power to fill, he

governor may fill with the advice and con-

shall appoint some suitable person to said



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