Amendment Removes Court From Role in Determining Governor’s Capacity to Serve

An amendment approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee removes any mention of the Supreme Court from the process for determining whether the governor is incapacitated or disabled to the point that he or she would be removed on a temporary basis. Now, a majority vote of five officers — Speaker of the House of Representatives, Speaker of the Senate, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Comptroller of the Treasury — would make the decision. Gavel to Gavel reports.