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The governor may remove from office any officer charged with duties under sections 272.20
to 272.30 when it is made to appear to the governor by competent evidence that such officer has
been guilty of malfeasance or nonfeasance in the performance of official duties; first giving to
such officer a copy of the charges, and an opportunity to be heard in defense against them. The
governor may suspend any such officer against whom such charges have been preferred pending
investigation thereof, when, in the governor's opinion, the public interest may require. The
provisions of law applicable to the removal from office of a county auditor in force at the time
when such charges are preferred shall apply to and govern removals from office under this section.
History: (2229) RL s 1001; 1986 c 444