Section 5. Any vacancy in the legislature shall be filled for the unexpired term in such manner as may be provided by law, or, if no provision be made by law, by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term. [Ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Cross References


Statutory provisions, see 17-3 and 4.


Case Notes


Before enactment of 17-5, held that vacancy in senate resulting from death of candidate must be filled by governor by appointment. 52 H. 410, 477 P.2d 625. But such appointment viewed in its relationship to 17-3 would be invalid as violative of equal protection. 327 F. Supp. 745.



Previous Vol01_Ch0001-0042F Next