Some might say that being a vice president in a state is just a useless job, what more is the lieutenant governor? There are some states that don’t even bother having a lieutenant governor in their office. But what if the governor is incapacitated or away, does the lieutenant governor seems in the position to replace him? For some this maybe a useless job but being a lieutenant governor also performs other tasks that are important in the state.
Lieutenant Governor is just like the vice-president of the United States. He assumes the responsibility and office of the Governor if he is unable to perform it. He also preside the State Senate and member of the Executive body. He also offers help and advice to the Governor regarding his policy and administration. But most of the role of a LT governor usually depends on the Governor.
The following are the duties that a LT Governor performs:
Lieutenant Governor usually works in his office in the state capital. He too can do some community works around the state. They usually sit in the university boards and even head the government commissions. He also heads the state senate.
To become a Lieutenant Governor he needs to be at least twenty five years old, citizen of United States, a resident of the state at least three years and barred from any government positions during his term. He should also reside in the Commonwealth for seven years.
As mandated by the law, a LT governor will receive compensation as mandated by the law. This will not be increased or decreased during the term of office. The Lt Governor works in the state capital and office. The salary he receives will be the same with the speaker of the house and this should be approved by the governor. The LT Governor will receive an annual pay of $131,250.
The next time you encounter the Lieutenant Governor of the state, you should be thankful that he sits in the state. For some this might be a useless job but looking behind their duties and responsibilities he too handles a lot of functions and he has the right to replace the governor of the state if he is incapable of performing his duties too. He is the better reserve if everything fails on behalf of the governor.
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