2017 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 5A - Temporary Disabilities of Elected Constitutional Executive Officers
§ 45-5A-4. Governor's appointment of persons to perform duties of other officers during temporary disability

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-5A-4 (2017)
  • (a) In case of the temporary disability of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the State School Superintendent, the Commissioner of Insurance, the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the Commissioner of Labor, the Governor shall appoint a person to perform the duties of such elected constitutional executive officer until such time as the temporary disability of such officer ends.
  • (b) The person appointed to perform the duties of an elected constitutional executive officer as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section shall have the qualifications to hold such office, shall give bond with good security if required of a person elected to such office, and shall take the oath of office. The person appointed to serve in the office of an incapacitated elected constitutional executive officer named in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be subject to the confirmation of the Senate if the Senate is in session at the time of his appointment or convenes in session prior to the expiration of his appointment. Any such appointment made at times when the Senate is not in session shall be effective ad interim. The person appointed to perform the duties of an elected constitutional executive officer shall be authorized to perform every act and exercise every prerogative and discretion that a person holding such office is authorized to perform or exercise under existing law. Such person shall be entitled to receive the compensation as may be provided by law for such office during the period of incapacity of the elected constitutional executive officer.
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