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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958

The Wisconsin Constitution,   pp. [229]-[260] PDF (11.0 MB)

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240                   WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
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 Repealed Nov. 1932,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 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 ob-
jected 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 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
 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 and attorney-general; duties, compensation. Section 3. The
 powers, duties and compensation of the treasurer and attorney-general
 shall be prescribed by law.
   County officers; election, terms, removal; vacancies. Section 4. Sher-
 iffs, coroners, registers of deeds, district attorneys, and all other county
 officers except judicial officers, shall be chosen by the electors of the
 riespective counties once in every two years. Sheriffs shall-hold no other

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