2017 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 12 - Governor
Article 5 - Gubernatorial Transition
§ 45-12-191. Legislative intent and purpose of article

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-12-191 (2017)
  • It is the purpose of this article to promote the orderly transfer of the executive power in connection with the expiration of the term of office of a Governor and the inauguration of a new Governor. The interest of the state requires that such transitions in the office of Governor be accomplished so as to assure continuity in the conduct of the affairs of the state government. Any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the state and its people. Accordingly, it is the intent of the General Assembly that appropriate actions be authorized and taken to avoid or minimize any disruption. In addition to the specific provisions contained in this article directed toward that purpose, it is the intent of the General Assembly that all officers of the state government conduct the affairs of the state government for which they exercise responsibility and authority so as to:
    • (1) Be mindful of problems occasioned by transitions in the office of Governor;
    • (2) Take appropriate lawful steps to avoid or minimize disruptions that might be occasioned by the transfer of the executive power; and
    • (3) Otherwise promote orderly transitions in the office of Governor.
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