50-State Data Sheets on the Office of Lieutenant Governor
Each data sheet provides the history for the office of lieutenant governor in that state, links to the qualifications for holding the office and the method of being elected, and the gubernatorial successions which occurred in that state, as of the last quarter of 2016. For the states with a statewide, elected office of lieutenant governor. Go to the research from link at right or click here.
50-State Listing of the Statutory Duties of Lieutenant Governors
Each listing provides the statutory duties ONLY for the office of lieutenant governor in that state, as of the last quarter of 2016. A lieutenant governor may derive responsibilities one of four ways: from the Constitution, from the Legislature through statute or act, from the governor (thru gubernatorial appointment or executive order), thru personal initiative in office, and/or a combination of these. The principal and shared constitutional responsibility of every gubernatorial successor is to be the first official in the line of succession to the governor’s office. These lists are ONLY the statutory duties. Go to the research from link at right or click here.
NLGA Members’ Key Roles in State Senates (as of January 2018)
In January of 2018, more than half of NLGA’s members preside over senates. This research piece notes which NLGA members preside over senates, what other roles NLGA members may have in session, and which NLGA members were serving as or running for governor in 2018. Go to the research from link at right or click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of frequently asked questions about the office of lieutenant governor. Go to the research from link at right or click FAQ.
50-State Data Charts on the Office of Lieutenant Governor
The Book of the States (BOS) published by The Council of State Governments contains 50-state data charts on the office of lieutenant governor including the following:
- Qualifications to hold the office of lieutenant governor
- Salary data
- Very limited sampling of duties primarily related to the legislature. Click Here: The Council of State Governments Book of the States Knowledge Center Page (or visit www.csg.org if some link issue).