§6A-1-2. Statement of policy.
Because of the existing possibility of attack upon the United
States of unprecedented size and destructiveness, and in order, in
the event of such an attack, to assure continuity of government
through legally constituted leadership, authority and
responsibility in offices of the government of the state and its
political subdivisions; to provide for the effective operation of
government during such an emergency; and to facilitate the early
resumption of functions temporarily suspended, it is found and
declared to be necessary to provide for additional officers who can
exercise the powers and discharge the duties of governor; to
provide for emergency interim succession to governmental offices of
this state and its political subdivisions in the event of the
incumbents thereof and their deputies, assistants or other
subordinate officers authorized, pursuant to law, to exercise all
of the powers and discharge the duties of such offices hereinafter
referred to as deputies, assistants, or otherwise, are unavailable
to perform the duties and functions of such offices; and to provide
for special emergency judges who can exercise the powers and
discharge the duties of judicial offices in the event regular
judges are unavailable.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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