Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 159

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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 2 cm
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Constitution of the State of Deseret_page 159
Description The State of Deseret 159 mation in writing from the officers of the Executive Department, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices. Sec. 5. He shall see that the laws are faithfully executed. Sec. 6. When any office shall, from any cause, become vacant, and no mode is prescribed by the Constitution and laws for filling such vacancy, the Governor shall have power to fill such vacancy, by granting a commission, which shall expire, when such vacancy shall be filled by due course of Law. Sec. 7. He shall also have power, to convene the General Assembly, by Proclamation, when in his opinion the interests of the State require it. Sec. 8. He shall communicate by Message to the General Assembly, at every Session, the Condition of the State; and recommend such matters as he shall deem expedient. Sec. 9. In case of disagreement in the General Assembly, with regard to the time of adjournment, the Governor shall have power to dissolve the Session by proclamation. Sec. 10. No Person shall, while holding any lucrative office under the United States, or this State, execute the office of Governor, except as shall be prescribed by law. Sec. 11. The Governor shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons, and commute punishments after conviction; except in cases of impeachment. Sec. 12. The Governor shall receive, for his services, such compensation as shall hereafter be provided by law. Sec. 13. There shall be a Seal of this State, which shall be kept by the Governor, and used by him officially; and shall be Called GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF DESERET. Sec. 14. All grants and commissions shall be in the name and by the authority of the people of the State of Deseret; sealed with the great seal of this State, signed by the Governor, and countersigned by the Secretary of State. Sec. 15. A Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor of Public accounts, shall be elected by the qualified Electors, who shall continue in office for the term of four years. The Secretary of State shall keep a fair Registry of all the official acts of the Governor, and shall when required, lay the same, together with all papers, minutes, and vouchers, relative thereto, before either branch of the General Assembly, and shall perform such other duties as shall be assigned him by law. Sec. 16. In case of Impeachment of the Governor, his removal from office, death, resignation, or absence from the State, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the Lieutenant Governor, until such disability shall cease, or the vacancy be filled.
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
ID 719647
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