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In any case where a public officer or employee is absent with leave under the provisions
of sections 192.26 to 192.264 and where it is necessary in the public interest to provide for the
performance of the duties of the position during the absence, the authority having power to fill a
vacancy in the position may appoint a substitute, to be known as acting incumbent, who shall
qualify as required for the regular incumbent, shall receive the same compensation as fixed by
law, or as may be fixed by proper authority, and shall have all the powers and perform all the
duties of the position until the return of the regular incumbent or, if the position is for a fixed
term, the period of the unexpired term, whichever occurs earlier. This section does not preclude
the making of any other provision for the discharge of the duties of the position which may be
otherwise authorized by law.
History: 1941 c 120 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 80 s 1

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