President Pro Tempore

President Pro Tempore Duties

  • Serves as presiding officer of the Senate when the Lt. Governor is not present.
  • Senior officer and member of the State Steering Committee.
  • Assumes the duties of Lt. Governor if he/she is unable to perform them.
  • Make senatorial decisions with the Lt. Governor.
  • Is a full member of the Senate and must Co-sponsor a Bill.
  • Must be elected by the Senate at the previous State Conference.