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Article 51 - State authorities

Article 51

State authorities


   (1) The State administration is exercised by the State Government through the Office of the State Government, except in those cases where the Office of the State Government itself, or other State authorities hold legal competence.
   (2) The following are not bound by the instructions of the State Government: State authorities responsible for elections to the State Parliament and municipal councils, referendums and petitions, as well as disciplinary issues; special committees of the State responsible for the performance reviews of employees of the State, the municipalities and the municipal associations and the State Honours Office. 
   (3) The State Governor is the Head of the Office of the State Government.
   (4) The State Government appoints an official with legal training as the State administration director of the Office of the State Government’s internal service. He is responsible to the State Government in all matters for which the State has autonomous competence.
   (5) The standing orders of the State Government establish to what extent the State Governor, the State Government or its members may be represented by officials or other employees of the Office of the State Government.
   (6) The State Government shall submit a human resources plan to the State Parliament annually. The plan is adopted by decision of the State Parliament.


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