In case of a vacancy in the office of commissioner or of any director, the respective deputy
shall have all of the powers and perform all of the duties thereof until a successor, either as
an acting or regular incumbent, has been appointed and has qualified; provided, no deputy
commissioner serving as commissioner in the event of a vacancy shall have power to discharge a
director or to revise or change the assignments of activities among the divisions of the department
or to designate another deputy. While serving in such vacated office a deputy shall receive the
same salary as the regular incumbent.
History: 1943 c 60 s 4; 1986 c 444