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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1956)

The Wisconsin Constitution,   pp. [221]-[252] PDF (11.1 MB)


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232                  WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in
which it 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 the members present shall agree to pass the bill, or the part
of the bill objected to, it shall be sent together with the objections, to
the other house, 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 objected 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
                              ADMINISTRATIVE
   Election of secretary, treasurer and attorney-general; term. Section 1.
 There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state, at the times
 and places of choosing the members of the legislature, a secretary 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 legis-
 lature. He shall perform such other duties as shall be assigned him by
 law. He shall receive as a compensation for his services yearly such
 sum as shall be provided by law, and shall keep his office at the seat of
 government.
   Treasurer; attorney-general. Section 3. The powers, duties and com-
 pensation of the treasurer and attorney-general shall be prescribed by
 law.
   County officers; election; terms; removal; vacancies. Section 4. Sheriffs,
 coroners, registers of deeds, district attorneys, and all other county
 officers except judicial officers, shall be chosen by the electors of the
 respective counties once in every two years. Sheriffs shall hold no other
 office, and shall not serve more than two terms or parts thereof in suc-
 cession; they may be required by law to renew their security from time
 to time, and in default of giving such new security their office shall be
 deemed vacant; but the county shall never be made responsible for the
 acts of the sheriff. The governor may remove any officer in this section
 mentioned, giving to such a copy of the charges against him and an
 opportunity of being heard in his defense. All vacancies shall be filled
by
 appointment, and the person appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold only
 for the unexpired portion of the term to which he shall be appointed
 and until his successor shall be elected and qualified.
                              ARTICLE VII
                                 JUDICIARY
   Impeachment; trial. Section 1. The court for the trial of impeachments
 shall be composed of the senate. The assembly shall have the power of
 impeaching all civil officers of this state for corrupt conduct in office,
 or for crimes and misdemeanors; but a majority of all the members
 elected shall concur in an impeachment. On the trial of an impeachment


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