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[82 STAT. 839]
[82 STAT. 839]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-496-AUG. 23, 1968

839

of votes cast for Governor at the last general election at which a Governor was elected preceding the filing of the petition." SEC. 6. Effective on the date of enactment of this Act section 13 Repealof the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 497, 503; 48 U.S.C. 1594) is hereby repealed. SEC. 7. (a) Section 14 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 497, 504; 48 U.S.C. 1595), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 14. (a) I n case of the temporary disability or temporary vacancy in ofabsence of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor shall have the I'ucce^ssion! powers of the Governor. "(b) I n case of a permanent vacancy in the office of Governor, arising by reason of the death, resignation, removal by recall or permanent disability of the Governor, or the death, resignation, or permanent disability of a Governor-elect, or for any other reason, the Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant Governor-elect shall become the Governor, to hold office for the unexpired term and until he or his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified at the next regular election for Governor. "(c) In case of the temporary disability or temporary absence of the Lieutenant Governor, or during any period when the Lieutenant Governor is acting as Governor, the president of the legislature shall act as Lieutenant Governor. " (d) I n case of a permanent vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor, arising by reason of the death, resignation, or permanent disability of the Lieutenant Governor, or because the Lieutenant Goveinor or Lieutenant Governor-elect has succeeded to the office of Governor, the Governor shall appoint a new Lieutenant Governor, with the advice and consent of the legislature, to hold office for the unexpired term and until he or his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified at the next regular election for Lieutenant Governor. "(e) I n case of the temporary disability or temporary absence of both the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor, the powers of the Governor shall be exercised, as Acting Governor, by such person as the laws of the Virgin Islands may prescribe. In case of a permanent vacancy in the offices of both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the office of Governor shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner prescribed by the laws of the Virgin Islands. " (f) 'No additional compensation shall be paid to any person acting as Governor or Lieutenant Governor who does not also assume the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor under the provisions of this Act." (b) Section 15 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands Repeal. (68 Stat. 497, 504; 48 U.S.C. 1596), is repealed. SEC. 8. (a) Subsection (a) of section 16 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, as amended (68 Stat. 497, 504; 48 U.S.C. 1597(a)), is further amended by deleting therefrom the last sentence 73 Stat. 559. and inserting in lieu thereof the following sentence: "Members of school boards, which entities of government nave been duly organized and established by the government of the Virgin Islands, shall be popularly elected." (b) Subsection (c) of section 6 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 497, 499; 48 U.S.C. 1572(c)), is amended by changing the period to a colon and inserting the following: Provided, however, That members of boards of elections, which entities of government have been duly organized and established by the government of the Virgin Islands, shall be popularly elected."