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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962

Wisconsin Constitution as amended through 1961,   pp. [277]-308 PDF (11.1 MB)

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288                    WISCONSIN     BLUE BOOK
the legislature at its next meeting, when the legislature shall either par-
don, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or
grant a further reprieve. He shall annually communicate to the legisla-
ture 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 commutation, pardon or reprieve, with
his reasons for granting the same.
   Lieutenant governor, when governor. Section 7. In case of the impeach-
 ment of the governor, or his removal from office, death, inability from
 mental or physical disease, resignation, or absence from the state, the
 powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the lieutenant gover-
 nor for the residue of the term or until the governor, absent or im-
 peached, shall have returned, or the disability shall cease. But when the
 governor shall, with the consent of the legislature, be out of the state
 time of war, at the head of the military force thereof, he shall continue
 commander in chief of the military force of the state.
   Lieutenant governor president of senate; when secretary of state to be
 governor. Section 8. The lieutenant governor shall be president of the
 senate, but shall have only a casting vote therein. If, during a vacancy
 in the office of governor, the lieutenant governor shall be impeached,
 displaced, resign, die, or from mental or physical disease become incap-
 able of performing the duties of his office, or be absent from the state,
 the secretary of state shall act as governor until the vacancy shall be
 filled or the disability shall cease.
   Compensation of lieutenant governor. Section 9. Repealed Nov. 1932,
 Jt. Res. 53, 1931.
   Governor to approve or veto bills; proceedings on veto. Section 10.
 Every bill which shall have passed the legislature shall, before it becomes
 a law, be presented to the governor; if he approve, he shall sign it, but
 if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which
 shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large upon the
 journal and proceed to reconsider it. Appropriation bills may be approved
 in whole or in part by the governor, and the part approved shall become
 law, and the part objected to shall be returned in the same manner as
 provided for other bills. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of
 members present shall agree to pass the bill, or the part of the bill ob-
 jected to, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other
 by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds
 of the members present it shall become a law. But in all such cases the
 votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names
 of the members voting for or against the bill or the part of the bill ob-
 jected to, shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If
 any bill shall not be returned by the governor within six days (Sundays
 excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a
 law unless the legislature shall, by their adjournment, prevent its return,
 in which case it shall not be a law.
                              ARTICLE VI.
  Election of secretary of state, treasurer and attorney-general; term.
Section 1. There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state,
the times and places of choosing the members of the legislature, a sec-
retary of state, treasurer and attorney-general, who shall severally hold
their offices for the term of two years.
  Secretary of state; duties, compensation. Section 2. The secretary of
state shall keep a fair record of the official acts of the legislature and
executive department of the state, and shall, when required, lay the same
and all matters relative thereto before either branch of the legislature.
He shall perform such other duties as shall be assigned him by law. He

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