2019 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 18 - Prosecuting Attorneys
Article 3 - Solicitors-General of State Courts
§ 15-18-70.1. Acting solicitor-general in the event of death or resignation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-18-70.1 (2019)
  • (a) Upon the death or resignation of a solicitor-general, the chief assistant solicitor-general or, if there is no chief assistant solicitor-general, the assistant solicitor-general senior in time of service shall perform the duties of the deceased or resigned solicitor-general until such official's successor is appointed or elected and qualified. An assistant solicitor-general performing the duties of a deceased or resigned solicitor-general shall be compensated as provided for acting solicitors-general in subsection (b) of Code Section 15-18-70.

  • (b) If there is no assistant solicitor-general available to perform the duties of the deceased or resigned solicitor-general as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, the presiding judge may request the assistance of the district attorney of the judicial circuit in which such county is located or another solicitor-general of a state court to prosecute cases until a solicitor-general is appointed or elected and qualified as provided by subsection (b) of Code Section 15-18-60. Any such district attorney or solicitor-general who is acting pursuant to this subsection shall be reimbursed by the county governing authority for actual expenses incurred while assisting in the state court pursuant to this subsection.

History:

Code 1981, § 15-18-70.1, enacted by Ga. L. 2012, p. 53, § 3/SB 352; Ga. L. 2013, p. 141, § 15/HB 79.

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