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state (except when they shall be called into the service of the United States), and may call out the same to execute the law, suppress insurrection, and repel invasion. SEc. 15. Every bill passed by the legislature, veto power. before it becomes a law, and every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of both houses may be necessary, (except on questions of adjournment), shall be presented to the governor. If he approve, he shall sign it, and thereupon it shall become a law; but if he do not approve, he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in which it shall have originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon its journal, and proceed to reconsider the bill. If then three-fifths of the members elected agree to pass the same, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered; and if approved by three-fifths of the members elected to that house, it shall become a law, notwithstanding the objections of the governor. In all such cases, the vote of each house shall be determined by yeas and nays, to be entered upon the journal. Any bill which shall not be returned by the governor within five days (Sunday excepted), after it shall have been presented to him, shall beeome a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature, by their adjournment, prevent its return; in which case it shall be filed, with his Objections, in the office of the secretary of state Within five days after such adjournment, or beCOme a law. The governor may disapprove any

item or items of appropriation contained in bills &

passed by the legislature, and the item or items
So disapproved shall be stricken therefrom, un-

less re-passed in the manner herein prescribed |&to in cases of disapproval of bills. (3 Neb., 14; so

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...* and notice thereof to the accused, failure to qualify, resignation, absence from the state, or other disability of the governor, the powers, duties, and emoluments of the office for the residue of the term, or until the disability shall be removed, shall devolve upon the lieut. enant-governor. (3 Neb., 413, 463.)

President of SEC. 17. The lieutenant-governor shall be


president of the senate, and shall vote only lo when the senate is equally divided. (3 Neb., | .

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causes specified in section sixteen of this article, become incapable of performing the duties of the office, the president of the senate shall act as governor until the vacancy is filled, or the disability removed; and if the president of the senate for any of the above named causes,

shall become incapable of performing the duties |

of governor, the same shall devolve upon the speaker of the house of representatives.

Board of publi - - • * * . Houbile SEC. 19. The commissioner of public lands

* and buildings, the secretary of state, treasurer,

and attorney-general, shall form a board, which shall have general supervision and control of all

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the buildings, grounds and lands of the state,


the state prison, asylums, and all other institu-
tions thereof, except those for educational pur-
poses; and shall perform such duties, and be
subject to such rules and regulations, as may
be prescribed by law. (6 Neb., 290. 296; 7
Neb., 45.) -
SEc. 20. If the office of auditor of public
accounts, treasurer, secretary of state, attor-
ney-general, commissioner of public lands and
buildings, or superintendent of public instruc-
tion, shall be vacated by death, resignation, or
otherwise, it shall be the duty of the governor
to fill the same by appointment; and the ap-
pointee shall hold his office until his successor
shall be elected and qualified in such manner
as may be provided by law.
SEC 21. An account shall be kept by the of-
ficers of the executive department, and of all
the public institutions of the state, of all moneys
received or disbursed by them severally from all
Sources, and for every service performed, and a
Semi-annual report thereof be made to the gov-
ernor, under oath, and any officer who makes
a false report shall be guilty of perjury, and
shall be punished accordingly.

Accounts of public officers.

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SEc. 22. The officers of the executive de-Reports to gov.

eruor by other

partment, and of all the public institutions of otheers.

the state, shall, at least ten days preceding each regular session of the legislature, severally report to the governor, who shall transmit such reports to the legislature, together with the reports of the judges of the supreme court, of defects in the constitution and laws, and the governor, or either house of the legislature,

may, at any time, require information in writing, under oath from the officers of the executive department, and all officers and managers of state institutions, upon any subject relating to the condition, management, and expenses of their respective offices. , Seal of state. SEc. 23. There shall be a seal of the state, which shall be called the “Great seal of the State of Nebraska,” which shall be kept by the secretary of state, and used by him officially, as directed by law. (7 Neb., 376.) ... of SEc. 24. The salaries of the governor, auditor of public accounts, and treasurer, shall be two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars each per annum, and of the secretary of state, attorneygeneral, superintendent of public instruction, and commissioner of public lands and buildings, shall be two thousand ($2,000) dollars each per annum. The lieutenant-governor shall receive twice the compensation of a senator, and after the adoption of this constitution they shall not receive to their own use any fees, costs, interest upon public moneys in their hands or under their control, perquisites of office or other compensation, and all fees that may hereafter be payable by law for services performed by an officer, provided for in this article of the constitution, shall be paid in advance into the state treasury. There shall be no allowance for clerk hire in the offices of the superintendent of public instruction and attorney-general. (4 Neb., 219, 243; 9 Neb., 465, 466; 12 Neb., 171, 175.) Bonds of SEC. 25. The officers mentioned in this artiofficers. cle shall give bonds in not less than double the

amount of money that may come into their hands, and in no case in less than the sum of fifty thousand dollars, with such provisions as to sureties and the approval thereof, and for the increase of the penalty of such bonds as may be prescribed by law. (9 Neb., 465.) SEC. 26. No other executive state office shall ...:*

be continued or created, and the duties now devolving upon officers not provided for by this constitution shall be performed by the officers herein created. (4 Neb. 242; 9 Neb. 465; 15 Neb, 679.)


SECTION 1. The judicial power of this state.” shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, county courts, justices of the peace, police magistrates, and in such other courts inferior to the district courts as may be created by law for cities and incorporated towns. (4 Neb. 5, 407; 15 Neb. 248.) SEc. 2. The supreme court shall consist of..." three judges, a majority of whom shall be necessary to form a quorum, or to pronounce a decision. It shall have original jurisdiction in cases relating to the revenue, civil cases in which the state shall be a party, mandamus, quo warranto, habeas corpus, and such appellate jurisdictions as may be provided by law. (4 Neb. 514; 6 Neb. 253.) SEC. 3. At least two terms of the supreme...out. court shall be held each year at the seat of government. SEc. 4. The judges of the supreme court shall.” " 2

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