Senate Joint Resolution 2003 - Reprinted SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 2003 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3114) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate February 27, 2020 ) SENA TE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution 1 of the State of Iowa relating to the gubernatorial line of 2 succession. 3 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 SJR 2003 (3) 88 ss/jh/tm/mb
S.J.R. 2003 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 1 the State of Iowa is proposed: 2 Section 17 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of 3 Iowa is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof: 4 Sec. 17. Lieutenant governor or lieutenant governor-elect 5 to become or act as governor or governor-elect. If there is a 6 temporary disability of the governor, the lieutenant governor 7 shall act as governor until the disability is removed, or 8 the governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office. In 9 case of the death, resignation, or removal from office of the 10 governor, the lieutenant governor shall become governor for 11 the remainder of the term, which shall create a vacancy in 12 the office of lieutenant governor. This section shall also 13 apply, as appropriate, to the governor-elect and the lieutenant 14 governor-elect. 15 Sec. 2. REFERRAL AND PUBLICATION. The foregoing proposed 16 amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred 17 to the general assembly to be chosen at the next general 18 election for members of the general assembly, and shall be 19 published as provided by law for three consecutive months 20 previous to the date of that election. 21 -1- SJR 2003 (3) 88 ss/jh/tm/mb 1/ 1