Ohio Constitution
The 1851 Constitution with amendments current through March 2020


II.42 Continuity of government operations in emergencies caused by enemy attack

The General Assembly shall have the power and the immediate duty to pass laws to provide for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and duties of public offices, of whatever nature and whether filled by election or appointment, the incumbents of which may become unavailable for carrying on the powers and duties of such offices and to pass such other laws as may be necessary and proper for insuring the continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack.

(As enacted, Nov. 7, 1961.)

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