Texas Government Code - Section 616.022. Designation Of Emergency Interim Successor To State Or Political Subdivision Officer
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§ 616.022. DESIGNATION OF EMERGENCY INTERIM SUCCESSOR TO
STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OFFICER. (a) An officer of the
state or of a political subdivision shall:
(1) designate by title emergency interim successors,
if the officer is a state officer;
(2) designate by title or, if designation by title is
not feasible, by name emergency interim successors, if the officer
is an officer of a political subdivision;
(3) specify the order of succession; and
(4) review and revise, as necessary, the designations
to ensure their current status.
(b) The officer shall designate a sufficient number of
emergency interim successors, in addition to deputies authorized by
law to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the office, so
that there is a total of at least three and not more than seven
emergency interim successors and deputies.
(c) The governor or an official authorized to exercise the
powers and perform the duties of governor may adopt regulations
governing designations made by state officers under this section.
(d) The chief executive of a political subdivision may adopt
regulations governing designations made by officers of the
subdivision under this section.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Last modified: August 11, 2007