Arizona Lieutenant Governor Amendment (2010), Constitutional changes

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Article 5, Section 1

Article 5, Section 1, which was amended by Proposition 7 in 1992, would be amended to read as follows:[1]

A. The executive department shall consist of the governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold office for a term of four years beginning on the first Monday of January, 1971 next after the regular general election in 1970. No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term.
B. The person having a majority of the votes cast for the office voted for shall be elected. If two or more persons have an equal number of votes for the office and the highest number of votes for the office, the two houses of the legislature at its next regular session shall elect forthwith, by joint ballot, one of such persons for said office.
C. during the primary election, candidates for the office of governor shall run for that office separately from any candidates for the office of Lieutenant governor. On completion of the primary election, each nominee for the office of governor shall run on a ticket as a joint candidate in the general election with the nominee for the office of lieutenant governor from the same political party as the nominee for governor. At the general election, a single vote for a nominee for governor shall constitute a vote for that nominee's ticket, including the nominee for lieutenant governor. for any winning candidate for governor at the general election, that winning candidate's joint candidate for lieutenant governor is the winning candidate for lieutenant governor.
D. The officers of the executive department during their terms of office shall reside at the seat of government where they shall keep their offices and the public records, books and papers. They shall perform such duties as are prescribed by the constitution and as may be provided by law.

Article V, Section 1, which was amended by Proposition 100 in 1991, would be repealed:[1]

Article V, section 1, Constitution of Arizona, as amended by 1991 house concurrent resolution 2001 designated as ballot proposition 100, relating to the executive department, is repealed.

Article 5, Section 6

Article 5, Section 6 would be amended to read as follows:[1]

A. In the event of the death of the governor, or the governor's resignation, removal from office or permanent disability to discharge the duties of the office, the lieutenant governor, if holding by election, shall succeed to the office of governor until a successor shall be elected and shall qualify. If the lieutenant governor be holding otherwise than by election, or shall fail to qualify as governor, the attorney general, the state treasurer or the superintendent of public instruction, if holding by election, shall, in the order named, succeed to the office of governor until a successor is elected and qualifies.
B. The taking of the oath of office as governor by any person specified in this section shall constitute resignation from the office by virtue of the holding of which the person qualifies as governor. Any successor to the office shall become governor in fact and entitled to all of the emoluments, powers and duties of governor upon taking the oath of office.
C. In the event of the impeachment of the governor, the governor's absence from the state or other temporary disability to discharge the duties of the office, the powers and duties of the office of governor shall devolve upon the same person as in case of vacancy, but only until the disability ceases.

Article 5, Section 9

Article V, Section 9 would be amended to read as follows:[1]

The powers and duties of lieutenant governor, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction shall be as prescribed by law.

Article, Section 13

Article V would be amended by adding Section 13 to read as follows:[1]

Notwithstanding any other law, the duties of the secretary of state as specifically provided for in this constitution and as otherwise prescribed by law shall be assumed by the Lieutenant governor.

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