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Section 6.13. Enactment of Budget Bill.

Art. III, sec. 52 (6). ... and such bill,

The budget bill shall become law when

when and as passed by both Houses, shall

passed by both houses of the General Assem-

be a law immediately without further action

bly and shall not be subject to veto by the

by the Governor.

governor. If the budget bill shall not have

(10) If the Budget Bill shall not have

been finally enacted by the General Assembly

been finally acted upon by the Legislature

by the eightieth day of its regular session,

three days before the expiration of its

the governor shall issue a proclamation ex-

regular session, the Governor may, and it

tending the session until the enactment of

shall be his duty to issue a proclamation

the budget bill and ten days thereafter. After

extending the session for some further period

the proclamation no other legislation, except

as may, in his judgment, be necessary for

provision for the cost of the extended ses-

the passage of such bill; but no other

sion, shall be finally passed by the General

matter than such bill shall be considered

Assembly until the budget bill has been en-

during such extended session except a pro-


vision for the cost thereof.

Section 6.14. Testimony on Budget Bill.

Art. III, sec. 52. (7) The Governor and

Either house of the General Assembly may

such representatives of the executive de-

require any person in any branch or agency

partments, boards, officers and commissions

of the state government, other than the gov-

of the State expending or applying for

ernor, to appear and testify with respect to

State's moneys, as have been designated by

the budget bill or a supplementary appropri-

the Governor for this purpose, shall have

ation bill. The governor or a person

the right, and when requested by either

designated by him shall have the right to ap-

House of the General Assembly, it shall be

pear and testify with respect to these bills.

their duty to appear and be heard with

respect to any Budget Bill during the con-

sideration thereof, and to answer inquiries

relative thereto,

Section 6.15. Supplementary Appropriations.

Art. III, sec. 52. (8) Supplementary

Any other appropriation shall be embod-

Appropriation Bill. Either House may con-

ied in a supplementary appropriation bill,

sider other appropriations but both houses

the purpose or purposes of which shall be

shall not finally act upon such appropria-

clearly defined therein. In a regular session a

tions until after the Budget Bill has been

supplementary appropriation bill may be

finally acted upon by both Houses, and no

passed by either house, but shall not be final-

such other appropriation shall be valid ex-

ly passed by both houses until the budget

cept in accordance with the provisions

bill has been enacted. In a special session a
supplementary appropriation bill may be
considered and enacted at any time. Except
with regard to capital projects submitted by
the governor, a supplementary appropriation
bill shall provide the revenue necessary to
pay the appropriation by a tax, direct or in-

following: (a) Every such appropriation
shall be embodied in a separate bill limited
to some single work, object or purpose
therein stated and called herein a Supple-
mentary Appropriation Bill; (b) Each Sup-
plementary Appropriation Bill shall provide

direct, to be levied and collected as pre-

the revenue necessary to pay the appropria-

scribed therein.

tion thereby made by a tax, direct or in-

direct, to be levied and collected as shall

be directed in said bill; (c) No Supple-

mentary Appropriation Bill shall become a

law unless it be passed in each House by a

vote of a majority of the whole number of

the members elected, and the yeas and nays

recorded on its final passage; (d) Each

Supplementary Appropriation Bill shall be

presented to the Governor of the State as

provided in Section 17 of Article 2 of the

Constitution and thereafter all the provi-

sions of said section shall apply.



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