§6-11-2. Period of replacement appointment.
Whenever the holder of any such public office or position
enters any of the services mentioned in section one hereof and
another is named to perform the duties of said person's office or
position, such other person shall not be named for a period longer
than the period served by the holder of such office in the
aforesaid armed services of the United States. The holder of any
executive office other than governor mentioned in section 1 of
article VII of the constitution of this state shall have the right
to name the person who shall perform the duties of his office, and
the person so named by such executive officer shall take over and
perform all the duties of the office and may exercise all the power
and authority of such executive office, in any manner pertaining
thereto, and shall receive the salary of such executive officer.
Such person shall be known as an "acting" officer.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session