161.04 Designating interim successors.

All state officers, subject to such regulations as may be issued by the governor, or other official authorized under the constitution and sections 161.01 to 161.29 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office of governor, shall, in addition to any deputies authorized pursuant to law to exercise all of the powers and discharge the duties of the offices, designate by title emergency interim successors and specify their order of succession. The officers shall review and revise, as necessary, designations made pursuant to sections 161.01 to 161.29 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, to insure their current status. In the event that any state officer is unavailable following an attack, and in the event his deputy, if any, is also unavailable the said powers of his office shall be exercised and said duties of his office shall be discharged by his designated emergency interim successors in the order specified. Such emergency interim successors shall exercise said powers and discharge said duties only until such time as the governor under the constitution or authority other than Chapter 161. of the Revised Code, or other official authorized under the constitution or otherwise by law to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office of governor, may, where a vacancy exists, appoint a successor to fill the vacancy or until a successor is otherwise appointed, or elected and qualified as provided by law; or an officer, or his deputy or a preceding named emergency interim successor, becomes available to exercise or resume the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of his office.

Cite as R.C. § 161.04

History. Effective Date: 09-30-1963