§ 163-182.16. Governor to issue commissions for certain offices.
Overview of Statute
Section mandates the Governor to issue commissions to the elected members of the House of Representatives and elected Judicial candidates.
The Secretary of State shall send a notice to the Governor that a certificate of election has been issued for any of the following offices, and upon receiving the notice, the Governor shall provide to each such elected official a commission attesting to that person’s election or retention:
(1) Members of the United States House of Representatives.
(2) Justices, judges, and district attorneys of the General Court of Justice.
(2001-398, s. 3; 2015-66, s. 5; 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b).)
1. Definition for United States
“United States,” used in the territorial sense, means the several states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
2. Definition for Certificate of election
“Certificate of election” means a document prepared by the official or body with the legal authority to do so, conferring upon a candidate the right to assume an elective office as a result of being elected to it.
3. Definition for State
“State” means 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.
4. Definition for person
The term “person” means any business entity, corporation, insurance company, labor union, or professional association.
5. Definition for Office
(4) Office. – The elected office for which the candidate has filed or petitioned.
(2006-155, s. 1; 2006-259, s. 48(a); 2017-6, s. 3.)
6. Definition for election
The term “election” means any general or special election, a first or second primary, a run-off election, or an election to fill a vacancy. The term “election” shall not include any local or statewide referendum.
7. Definition for Election
“Election” means the event in which voters cast votes in ballot items concerning proposals or candidates for office in this State or the United States. The term includes primaries, general elections, referenda, and special elections.