The governor, if the governor finds from said report that matters exist which would be grounds for removing said officer from office, shall proceed as follows:
1. If the officer is an elective state officer, not removable under impeachment proceedings, or if said officer is an appointive state officer, the governor shall lay a copy of said report before the attorney general.
2. If the officer is an appointive state officer, the governor shall also lay a copy of said report before the executive council.
3. If the officer is one who is removable only under impeachment proceedings the governor shall, by written order, forthwith suspend such officer from the exercise of the office, and require the officer to deliver all the moneys, books, papers, and other property of the state to the governor, to be disposed of as hereinafter provided.
[R60, § 48; C73, § 760; C97, § 1261; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1123; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 67.5]
Failure to keep proper accounts, § 11.5
Impeachable officers, Constitution, Art. III, § 20; also § 68.1
Removal by executive council, § 66.26
Suspension of member of state board of regents, § 262.5
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