Article XV, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution

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Added November 4, 1980:

(a) In addition to the other procedures provided by law for removal of public officers, the governor who appoints an officer may remove the officer with the advice and consent of two-thirds of the members of the senate present.

(b) If the legislature is not in session when the governor desires to remove an officer, the governor shall call a special session of the senate for consideration of the proposed removal. The session may not exceed two days in duration.

Editor Comments

A governor may not remove an officer under this section who was appointed by a previous governor.

Steve Smith

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