RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Number Two designating certain powers to his Chief of Staff in the event of a state emergency where the Governor is incapacitated or cannot be reached.
Read the full text of Executive Order Number Two below:
NUMBER TWO (2018)
AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF
Importance of the Initiative
By virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor under Article V, Sections 1, 7, 8, and 10 of the Constitution of Virginia and Sections 2.2-100 and 2.2-104 of the Code of Virginia, and subject always to my continuing ultimate authority and responsibility to act in such matters and to reserve to myself any and all such powers, I hereby affirm and delegate to my Chief of Staff the powers and duties enumerated below.
Effective Date of the Executive Order
This Executive Order rescinds Executive Order No. 3 (2014) issued on January 11, 2014, by Governor Terence R.McAuliffe. This Executive Order shall become effective upon its signing and shall remain in full force and effect until January 31, 2022, unless amended or rescinded by further executive order.
Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia this 13th day of January 2018.
Ralph S. Northam, Governor
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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