A. When a vacancy occurs in any state office, whether the officer is elected by the people or the General Assembly, or is appointed by the Governor, and no other provision is made for filling the same, it shall be filled by the Governor.
B. If the office is one filled by election by the people, the appointee shall hold such office until the next general election, and thereafter until his successor qualifies, according to law. If the office is filled by an election by the General Assembly or appointment by the Governor, and such appointment requires confirmation of the Senate or the General Assembly, the appointee shall temporarily hold such office until thirty days after the commencement of the next session of the General Assembly. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any individual temporarily appointed under this section shall be eligible for, receive, and accrue all benefits, retirement, health and life insurance, personnel and otherwise, due such appointee by virtue of his holding such office.
Code 1950, §§ 2-14, 2-15; 1966, c. 677, §§ 2.1-18, 2.1-19; 1981, c. 511; 2001, c. 844.