Secretary, Treasurer, etc.

ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 3l, l783 TO TAKE EFFECT JUNE 2, l784 AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED AND IN FORCE DECEMBER 1990

SECRETARY, TREASURER, ETC.

[Art.] 67. [Election of Secretary and Treasurer.] The secretary and treasurer shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room.

June 2, l784
Amended l950 deleting commissary-general.

[Art.] 68. [State Records, Where Kept; Duty of Secretary.] The records of the state shall be kept in the office of the secretary, and he shall attend the governor and council, the senate and representatives, in person, or by deputy , as they may require.

June 2, l784
Amended l792 twice transferring authority of the secretary to appoint his deputies to next article, and changing president to governor.

[Art.] 69. [Deputy Secretary.] The secretary of the state shall, at all times, have a deputy, to be by him appointed; for whose conduct in office he shall be responsible: And, in case of the death, removal, or inability of the secr etary, his deputy shall exercise all the duties of the office of secretary of this state, until another shall be appointed.

June 2, l784
Amended l792 describing duties of the deputy secretary.

[Art.] 70. [Secretary to Give Bond.] The secretary, before he enters upon the business of his office, shall give bond, with sufficient sureties, in a reasonable sum, for the use of the state, for the punctual performance of his trust.

September 5, l792