4.0106 Line of succession.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 4.0106 ]

(a) In case of temporary disability or temporary absence of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor has the powers of the Governor.

(b) In case of permanent vacancy in the office of Governor, arising by reason of the death, resignation, removal by recall, removal by impeachment, permanent disability of the Governor or the death, resignation, or permanent disability of the Governor-elect or for any other reason, the Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant Governor-elect shall become the Governor, to hold office for the unexpired term and until he or his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified at the next regular election for Governor.

(c) In case of temporary disability or temporary absence of the Lieutenant Governor, or during any period when the Lieutenant Governor is acting as Governor, the powers of the acting Lieutenant Gover4nor shall be exercised by the Attorney General, then the Treasurer.

(d) In case of temporary disability or temporary absence of both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the powers of the Governor shall be exercised, as acting Governor, by a person as the law may prescribe. In case of a permanent vacancy in the offices of both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the office of Governor shall be filled by the Speaker of the House for the unexpired term.

(e) In case of permanent vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor, arising by reason of the death, resignation, removal by impeachment, or permanent disability of the Lieutenant Governor, or because the Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant Governor-elect has succeeded to the office of Governor, the Governor shall appoint a new Lieutenant Governor, subject to confirmation by Legislature, at a special session called immediately for that purpose, to hold office for the unexpired term and until he or his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified at the next regular election for Lieutenant Governor.

History: 1977, PL 15-23 § 1.