Section 10.  The legislature, by a majority vote of each house in joint session, shall appoint an auditor who shall serve for a period of eight years and thereafter until a successor shall have been appointed.  The legislature, by a two-thirds vote of the members in joint session, may remove the auditor from office at any time for cause.  It shall be the duty of the auditor to conduct post-audits of the transactions, accounts, programs and performance of all departments, offices and agencies of the State and its political subdivisions, to certify to the accuracy of all financial statements issued by the respective accounting officers and to report the auditor's findings and recommendations to the governor and to the legislature at such times as shall be provided by law.  The auditor shall also make such additional reports and conduct such other investigations as may be directed by the legislature. [Ren Const Con 1968 and election Nov 5, 1968; ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


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  Statutory provisions, see chapter 23.



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