Executive Council of New Hampshire

Executive Council Of New Hampshire

The Executive Council of the State of New Hampshire (commonly known as the Governor's Council) is the executive body of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The Executive Council advises the Governor on all matters and provides a check on the governor's power. New Hampshire is one of the few states that has an Executive Council, and is the state whose council has the most power. While the Governor retains the right to veto legislation passed by the New Hampshire General Court, and commands the New Hampshire National Guard, the Council has veto power over pardons, contracts with a value greater than $5,000, and nominations. The Executive Council Chambers have been located in the New Hampshire State House since the chambers were added to the capitol in 1909.

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Executive Council Of New Hampshire - History - Post-Colonial Council
... On January 5, 1776, the founding fathers of the State created New Hampshire's first constitution, which eliminated the position of governor, but kept the ... (The title was changed to "Governor" by 1792.) However, the Council, while being unable to act on its own, was now given the right to veto the head of state by a 3-2 vote ... The only time the Council was in danger of being eliminated was in 1850, when the future U.S ...

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