SB 82 Requires the Governor to call a special election if the office of Lieutenant Governor is vacated
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 0560S.02C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 82-Schaefer, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 82 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency clause

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SCS/SB 82 - This act requires the Governor to call a special election within thirty days whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor. The election must be held within three months of the issuance of the call. The winner of the special election shall serve for the remainder of the term in which the vacancy occurred. In the case of an impeachment, the office shall remain vacant during the pendency of the impeachment. If the Lieutenant Governor is acquitted, he or she shall be reinstated in office. If convicted, then the Governor shall call a special election to fill the vacancy. During the period of any vacancy, the chief administrative assistant of the vacating Lieutenant Governor shall perform all official duties.

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