2020 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 50-1-3. Poet Laureate

Universal Citation: GA Code § 50-1-3 (2020)
  1. There is created the position of poet laureate of the State of Georgia.
  2. The poet laureate shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of three nominees submitted to him by the Georgia Council for the Arts.
  3. The council shall submit the list of three nominees to the Governor within 30 days after the Governor takes the oath of office for a full term. The Governor shall appoint the poet laureate within 30 days after receiving the list of nominees. The poet laureate shall be appointed to serve for a term of office concurrent with the term of office of the Governor or until a successor is appointed and qualified as provided in this Code section.
  4. In the event of a vacancy in the office of poet laureate, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, and the person so appointed shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified as provided in this Code section.
  5. Any person serving on April 13, 1981, in the position of poet laureate as created by executive order shall continue in the position and no appointment shall be effective under this Code section until such time as the person serving as poet laureate on April 13, 1981, either vacates the office or a vacancy occurs in the office in any other manner.
  6. The poet laureate shall be an honorary position and the person appointed shall receive no remuneration.

(Ga. L. 1981, p. 1394, § 1; Ga. L. 1986, p. 174, § 1.)

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