2006 New York Code - Qualifications, duties and compensation of lieutenant-governor; succession to the governorship.


 
    §  6. The lieutenant-governor shall possess the same qualifications of
  eligibility for office as the governor. The lieutenant-governor shall be
  the president of the senate but shall have only a casting vote  therein.
  The  lieutenant-governor shall receive for his or her services an annual
  salary to be fixed by joint resolution of the senate and assembly.
    In  case  of  vacancy  in   the   offices   of   both   governor   and
  lieutenant-governor, a governor and lieutenant-governor shall be elected
  for the remainder of the term at the next general election happening not
  less  than  three months after both offices shall have become vacant. No
  election of a lieutenant-governor shall be had in any  event  except  at
  the time of electing a governor.
    In   case   of   vacancy   in   the   offices  of  both  governor  and
  lieutenant-governor or if both of them shall be impeached,  absent  from
  the  state or otherwise unable to discharge the powers and duties of the
  office of governor, the temporary president of the senate shall  act  as
  governor  until  the  inability shall cease or until a governor shall be
  elected.
    In case of vacancy in the office of lieutenant-governor alone,  or  if
  the  lieutenant-governor  shall  be  impeached, absent from the state or
  otherwise unable to  discharge  the  duties  of  office,  the  temporary
  president   of   the   senate   shall   perform   all   the   duties  of
  lieutenant-governor during such vacancy or inability.
    If, when the duty of acting as governor devolves  upon  the  temporary
  president  of  the  senate,  there  be  a  vacancy in such office or the
  temporary president of the senate shall be  absent  from  the  state  or
  otherwise unable to discharge the duties of governor, the speaker of the
  assembly shall act as governor during such vacancy or inability.
    The  legislature  may provide for the devolution of the duty of acting
  as governor in any case not provided for in this article.


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