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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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court, or office, in which the State is a party, or has in-
terest, immediately to notify the Attorney-General
thereof.
The State's Attorneys.
SEC. 7. There shall be an Attorney for the State in
each county and the City of Baltimore, to be styled "The
State's Attorney," who shall be elected by the voters
thereof, respectively, on the Tuesday next after the first
Monday in November, in the year eighteen hundred and
sixty-seven, and on the same day every fourth year
thereafter; and shall hold his office for four years from
the first Monday in January next ensuing his election,
and until his successor shall be elected and qualified; and
shall be re-eligible thereto, and be subject to removal
therefrom, for incompetency, wilful neglect of duty, or
misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a court of law, or
by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate on the recommen-
dation of the Attorney-General.
SEC. 8. 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 crim-
inal jurisdiction, respectively, whose duty it shall be to
decide upon the elections and qualification of the persons
returned; and in case of a tie between two or more per-
sons, to designate which of said persons shall qualify as
State's Attorney, and to administer the oaths of office to
the person elected.
SEC. 9. The State's Attorney shall perform such duties
and receive such fees and commissions as are now, or may
hereafter be prescribed by law; and if any State's At-
torney 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; provided, that the State's
Attorney for Baltimore City shall have power to appoint
one Deputy, at a salary of not more than fifteen hundred
dollars per annum, to be paid by the State's Attorney out
of the fees of his office, as has heretofore been practiced.
SEC. 10. No person shall be eligible to the office of
State's Attorney, who has not been admitted to practice
law in this State; and who has not resided, for at least
two years in the county, or city, in which he may be
elected.
SEC. 11. In case of vacancy in the office of State's At-
torney, or of his removal from the county, or city, in
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