90. Department of state; secretary of state. There shall be in the state government a department of state. The head of the department shall be the secretary of state who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate and hold office until the end of the term of the governor by whom he was appointed and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. The secretary of state shall receive an annual salary within the amount appropriated therefor and his reasonable expenses when necessarily absent on public business pertaining to the duties of his office.
In addition to those divisions created and continued within the Department of State by other statutes, the secretary of state may establish such other divisions and bureaus in the department of state as he may deem necessary. He may prescribe the duties and powers of such divisions and bureaus which shall be exercised and performed under his supervision.
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