Tex. Gov't Code Section 652.026
Vacancy During Transition Period


If a vacancy first occurs during the transition period, the incumbent governor may appoint an individual to fill the vacancy only for a partial term expiring February 1 following the occurrence of the vacancy.


This section does not apply to:


a vacancy for which Article V of the Texas Constitution prescribes a different term; or


an appointee of an incumbent governor if the secretary of state proclaims that, according to the secretary’s count of the returns from the general election, the governor is reelected.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 652.026 — Vacancy During Transition Period, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­652.­htm#652.­026 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 652.026’s source at texas​.gov