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1-12-121. Special provisions

Overview of Statute

For recall petitions of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor will perform the Governor’s duties imposed by this article and the state constitution. The State Auditor will perform all duties of the Secretary of State, imposed by this article and the state constitution, in the event of a recall petition of the Secretary of State. Otherwise, the governing body will immediately appoint another person to perform the duties of officers charged with responsibilities under this article.

Statute

(1) If the governor is sought to be recalled under this article by recall petition filed in the office of the secretary of state, the duties imposed upon the governor by this article and article XXI of the state constitution as to that recall petition shall be performed by the lieutenant governor. If the secretary of state is sought to be recalled under this article by recall petition filed in the office of the secretary of state, the duties imposed upon the secretary of state by this article and article XXI of the state constitution as to that recall petition shall be performed by the state auditor.

(2) If recall is sought of any other elected or appointed officer who is charged with responsibilities under this article, the governing body shall immediately appoint another person to perform those duties.

 

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 799, § 15, effective January 1, 1993.L. 2012: Entire section amended, (HB 12-1293), ch. 236, p. 1048, § 20, effective May 29.

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.

Definition [Person]

Any natural person, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, political party, or other organization or group of persons. Section 2(11) of article XXVIII of the state constitution.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.

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