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ARTICLE W.-EXs. CUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
*śń. Section 1. The executive department shall ment. consist of a governor, lieutenant-governor, sec- | retary of state, auditor of public accounts, treas- e urer, superintendent of public instruction, at || torney-general, and commissioner of public
lands and buildings, who shall each hold his
office for the term of two years from the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January next after his election, and until his successor is elected and qualified; Provided, however, that the first election of said officers shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 1876, and each succeeding election shall be held at the same relative time in each even year thereafter. The governor, secretary of state, auditor of | public accounts, and treasurer, shall reside at | the seat of government during their terms of office, and keep the public records, books and papers there, and shall perform such duties as | may be required by law. (4 Neb., 242.) o SEC. 2. No person shall be eligible to the * office of governor, or lieutenant-governor, who shall not have attained to the age of || thirty years, and been for two years next preceding his election a citizen of the United States and of this state. None of the officers of the executive department shall be eligible to any other state office during the period for which they shall have been elected. (9 Neb.,466.) SEC. 3. The treasurer shall be ineligible to Treasurer inel. the office of treasurer for two years next after the" expiration of two consecutive terms for which he was elected. SEC. 4. The returns of every election for the Returns of Officers of the executive department shall boo Sealed up and transmitted by the returning officers to the secretary of state, directed to the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall, immediately after the organization of the
house, and before proceeding to other business, open and publish the same in the presence of a majority of each house of the legislature, who shall, for that purpose, assemble in the hall of the house of representatives. The person having the highest number of votes for either of said offices shall be declared duly elected; but if two or more have an equal and the highest number of votes, the legislature shall, by joint vote, choose one of such persons for said office. Contested elections for all of said offices shall be determined by both houses of the legislature, by joint vote, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.
*P**ut. SEU. 5. All civil officers of this state shall be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office.
:* SEC. 6. The supreme executive power shall
- be vested in the governor, who shall take care
that the laws be faithfully executed.
:* SEC. 7. The governor shall, at the commencement of each session, and at the close of his term of office, and whenever the legislature may require, give to the legislature information by message, of the condition of the state, and shall recommend such measures as he shall deem expedient. He shall account to the legislature, and accompany his message with a statement of all moneys received and paid out by him from any funds subject to his order, with vouchers, and, at the commencement of each regular session, present estimates of the amount of money required to be raised by taxation for all purposes.
SEc. 8. The governor may, on extraordinary of occasions, convene the legislature by proclamation, stating therein the purpose for which they are convened, and the legislature shall enter upon no business except that for which they were called together. (3 Neb., 409.) Sec. 9. In case of a disagreement between...: the two houses with respect to the time of adjournment, the governor may, on the same being certified to him by the house first moving the adjournment, adjourn the legislature to such time as he thinks proper, not beyond the first day of the next regular session. SEc. 10. The governor shall nominate and, #.:* by and with the advice and consent of the Senate (expressed by a majority of all the sen- . ators elected voting, by yeas and nays), appoint all officers whose offices are established by this constitution, or which may be created by law, and whose appointment or election is not otherwise by law or herein provided for; and no such officer shall be appointed or elected by the legislature. (7 Neb., 45.) SEC. 11. In case of a vacancy during the Yoo recess of the senate, in any office which is". not elective, the governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the senate (a majority of all the senators elected concurring by voting yeas and nays), shall hold his office during the remainder of the term, and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. No person,
Removal of officers.
after being rejected by the senate, shall be
again nominated for the same office at the
same session, unless at request of the senate,
or be appointed to the same office during the
recess of the legislature.
SEC. 12. The governor shall have power to
remove any officer whom he may appoint, in
case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or mal
feasance in office; and he may declare his office
vacant, and fill the same as herein provided in
other cases of vacancy.
SEC. 13. The governor shall have the power
to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons
after conviction, for all offenses, except treason
and cases of impeachment, upon such condit
ions and with such restrictions and limitations
as he may think proper, subject to such regu
lations as may be provided by law relative to
the manner of applying for pardons. Upon
conviction for treason, he shall have power to
suspend the execution of the sentence until the
case shall be reported to the legislature at its
next session, when the legislature shall either pardon or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve. He shall communicate to the legislature, at every regular session, each case of reprieve, commutation or pardon granted, stating the name of the convict, the crime of which he was convicted, the sentence and its date, and the date of the reprieve, commutation or pardon.
governor shan SEC. 14. The governor shall be commander
in-chief of the military and naval forces of the