2010 Arkansas Code
Title 21 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 4 - Attendance and Leave
Subchapter 3 - Military Leave of Absence
§ 21-4-303 - Officers -- Deputy appointed by officer.

21-4-303. Officers -- Deputy appointed by officer.

(a) Officers who are authorized by law to appoint deputies shall appoint capable and competent deputies to take over and perform the duties of the office while the officers are on leave.

(b) The deputy shall be required to furnish good and sufficient bond in the same sum as required of the officer appointing him or her for the faithful performance of such duties.

(c) After the bond is furnished by the deputy, the bond of the officer appointing him or her shall be null and void.

(d) (1) Such officer shall file a certificate with the county clerk stating that he or she is taking a leave of absence under the provisions of this subchapter and shall name in the certificate the deputy selected by him or her to fill the office while he or she is on leave.

(2) The county clerk shall record the certificate in the records of the county court.

(e) The deputy so appointed shall have the right to appoint any deputies necessary for the efficient operation of the office.

(f) (1) Any deputy qualifying under the provisions of this subchapter shall perform all duties that may devolve upon the officer appointing him or her, and shall sign all official papers and documents in the name of the officer so appointing him or her as deputy.

(2) The deputy's acts shall in all respects be as binding as if performed by the officer appointing such deputy.

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