§42-6-11  Appointment. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 42-6-11

   § 42-6-11  Appointment. –

The governor shall appoint a director of health and in all cases of appointment

of the director of health the governor shall while the senate is in session,

notify the senate of his or her appointment and the senate shall, within sixty

(60) legislative days after receipt of the notice, act upon the appointment. If

the senate shall, within sixty (60) legislative days, vote to disapprove the

appointment it shall notify the governor, who shall forthwith appoint and

notify the senate of the appointment of a different person as director and so

on in like manner until the senate shall fail to vote disapproval of the

governor's appointment. If the senate shall fail, for sixty (60) legislative

days next after notice, to act upon any appointment of which it has been

notified by the governor, the person appointed shall be the director. The

governor may withdraw any appointment of which he or she has given notice to

the senate, at any time within sixty (60) legislative days thereafter and

before action has been taken thereon by the senate.

History of Section.

(G.L. 1956, § 42-6-11; P.L. 1961, ch. 99, § 2; P.L. 1981, ch. 67,

§ 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 254, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 326, § 2; P.L.

2004, ch. 590, § 2.)