TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-6
Departments of State Government

SECTION 42-6-4


   § 42-6-4  Filling of vacancies. – (a) In case of a vacancy in any of the offices listed in § 42-6-3 while the senate is in session, the governor shall appoint a director to hold the office until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that no person so appointed shall serve in such position for more than ten (10) days unless that person's name shall have been submitted to the senate for its approval.

   (b) In case of a vacancy while the senate is not in session, the governor shall appoint a director to hold the office until the next session thereof; provided, however, that no person should serve in such position for more than three (3) legislative days after the senate convenes unless that person's name shall have been submitted to the senate for its approval.

   (c) In no case shall the governor appoint or designate any person to serve as "interim" or "acting" director of any department in circumvention of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 42-6-4; P.L. 1994, ch. 111, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 428, § 1.)