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Returns of Elec

tions to be made to Judges,

Their Duties and their Fees.

Their qualifications.


SEC. 2. All elections for the State's Attorney shall be certified to, and returns made thereof, by the clerks of the said counties and city to the Judges thereof having criminal jurisdiction, respectively, whose duty it shall be to decide upon the elections and qualifications of the persons returned, and in case of a tie between two or more persons, to designate which of said persons shall qualify as State's Attorney, and to administer the oaths of office to the persons elected. SEC. 3. The State’s Attorney shall perform such duties and receive such fees and commissions as are now prescribed by law for the Attorney General and his IX&puties, and such other duties, fees and commissions as may hereafter be prescribed by law, and if any State’s Attorney shall receive any other fee or reward than such as is, or may be allowed by law, he shall, on conviction thereof, be removed from office. SEC. 4. No person shall be eligible to the office of State's Attorney who has not been admitted to practice the law in this State, and who has not resided for at least one year in the county or city in which he may be elected. Sec. 5. In case of vacancy in the office of State’s Attorney, or of his removal from the county or city in which he shall have been elected, or on his conviction as herein before

specified, the said vacancy shall be filled by

the Judge of the county or city, respectively, having criminal jurisdiction in which said va. cancy shall occur, until the election and qualification of his successor; at which election said vacancy shall be filled by the voters of the said county or city, for the residue of the term thus made vacant. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of so the Court of Appeals, and the Commissioner **** of the Land Office, respectively, whenever a case shall be brought into said court or office, in which the State is a party, or has an interest,

immediately to notify the Governor thereof.

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SECTION 1. There shall be a Treasury De- o partment, consisting of a Comptroller, chosen His Election and by the qualified electors of the State, at each "." election of members of the House of Dele- too. gates, who shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and of a Treasurer. Treasurer, to be appointed by the two Houses onent of the Legislature, at each session thereof, on """ joint ballot, who shall also receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and neither of the said officers shall be allowed or receive any fees, commissions, or perquisites of any kind, in addition to his salary, for the performance of any duty or service whatever. In case of a vacancy in either of the vacance. offices, by death or otherwise, the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill such vacancy by appointment, to continue until another election by the people, or a choice by the Legislature, as the case may

Place of their Of.
Their Oaths and


1852, ch. 12.

The Duties of the Comptroller of the Treasury.

1853, ch, 82, 86.

To prepare plans for Management of the Revenue.

To report esti-
To superintend

To adjust acc’ts.

To decide on the forms of accounts

To grant warrants for moneys.

To regulate the transfer of stock.

1852, ch. 65.

To report all his proceedings to the Legislature.

1852, ch, 56.

The Duties of the Treasurer.

To receive and disburse moneys.

4 Md., 189, To take receipts

on the Comptroller’s Warrants.

be, and the qualification of the successor. The
Comptroller and the Treasurer shall keep their
offices at the seat of government, and shall
take such oath, and enter into such bonds, for
the faithful discharge of their duties, as the
Legislature shall prescribe.
Sec. 2. The Comptroller shall have the gen-
eral superintendence of the fiscal affairs of the
State: he shall digest and prepare plans for
the improvement and management of the reve-
nue, and for the support of the public credit;

prepare and report estimates of the revenue

and expenditure of the State; superintend and enforce the collection of all taxes and revenue; adjust, settle and preserve all public accounts; decide on the forms of keeping and stating accounts; grant, under regulations prescribed by law, all warrants for moneys to be paid out of the treasury, in pursuance of appropriations by law; prescribe the formalities of the transfer of stock or other evidences of the State debt; and countersign the same, without which such evidences shall not be valid; he shall make full reports of all his proceedings, and of the state of the Treasury Department within ten days after the commencement of each session of the Legislature, and perform such other duties as shall be prescribed by law.

SEC. 3. The Treasurer shall receive and keep the moneys of the State, and disburse the same upon warrants drawn by the Comptroller, and not otherwise ; he shall take receipts for all moneys paid by him, and all receipts for moneys received by him shall be endorsed upon warrants signed by the Comptroller, without which warrant, so signed, no acknowledgment of money received into the Treasury shall be valid; and upon warrants issued by the Comptroller he shall make arrangements for the payment of the interest of the public debt, and for the purchase thereof, on account of the sinking fund. Every bond, certificate, or other evidence of the debt of the State, shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the Comptroller, and no new certificate or other evidence intended to replace another shall be issued until the old one shall be delivered to the Treasurer, and authority executed in due form for the transfer of the same shall be filed

in his office, and the transfer accordingly made

on the books thereof, and the certificate or other evidence cancelled; but the Legislature may make provision for the loss of certificates or other evidence of the debt.

SEC. 4 The Treasurer shall render his accounts quarterly to the Comptroller; and on the third day of each session of the Legislature he shall submit to the Senate and House of Delegates fair and accurate copies of all accounts by him from time to time rendered and settled with the Comptroller. He shall at all times submit to the Comptroller the inspection of the moneys in his hands, and perform all other duties that shall be prescribed by law.

To provide for payment of Public Debt.

Provisions in relation to £3.3 evidaxyges of the Public Debt,

1852, ch, 65. do. 123,

Treasurer to remder accounts to the Comptroller quarterly and report to Legislature,

Of Public Works,

Their Duties.

To appoint DireCfOrS.

To review and adjust Tolls.

To keep a Journal.

To report to Legislature.

Their Salary.

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SECTION 1. At the first general election of Delegates to the General Assembly, after the adoption of this Constitution, four Commissioners shall be elected as hereinafter provided, who shall be styled “Commissioners of Public Works,” and who shall exercise a diligent and faithful supervision of all Public Works, in which the State may be interested as stockholder or creditor, and shall represent the State in all meetings of the Stockholders, and shall

appoint the Directors in every Rail Road or

Canal Company, in which the State has the constitutional power to appoint Directors. It shall also be the duty of the Commissioners of Public Works to review, from time to time, the rate of tolls adopted by any company; use all legal powers which they may possess to obtain the establishment of rates of tolls, which may prevent an injurious competition with each other, to the detriment of the interests of the State; and so to adjust them as to promote the agriculture of the State. It shall also be the duty of the said Commissioners of Public Works to keep a journal of their proceedings; and at each regular session of the Legislature to make it a report, and to recommend such legislation as they shall deem necessary and requisite to promote or protect the interest of the State in the Public Works; and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law. They shall each receive such salary as may be

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