2020 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 12 - Governor
Article 3 - Appointments and Vacancies
§ 45-12-53. Appointments Not Subject to Senate Confirmation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-12-53 (2020)

No appointment by the Governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate unless the statute under which such appointment is made requires confirmation or confirmation is otherwise required by law.

(Ga. L. 1941, p. 289, § 2.)

Law reviews.

- For article discussing control of tenure of executive officers by the president and the Governor, see Ga. B.J. 13 (1941).

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Construction of statutory provisions.

- In the enactment of O.C.G.A. §§ 45-12-53 and45-12-54, the General Assembly intended that gubernatorial appointments to statutory offices are not subject to senatorial confirmation unless: (1) that requirement is specifically included with the statutory power of appointment; or (2) the appointment is to a "board," a "commission," or a "bureau" that is created or established by law. 2003 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 2003-5.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 38 Am. Jur. 2d, Governor, §§ 4, 5.

C.J.S.

- 67 C.J.S., Officers, §§ 47, 55, 61. 81A C.J.S., States, § 173.

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