2-15-221. Governor-elect -- staff and services provided. (1) As used in this section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, "governor-elect" means the person elected at a general election to the office of governor who is not the incumbent governor.
(2) The department of administration shall provide the governor-elect and the governor-elect's necessary staff with suitable office space in the capitol building, together with furnishings, supplies, equipment, and telephone service for the period between the general election and the inauguration.
(3) The governor-elect may obtain the assistance of persons of the governor-elect's own choosing, between the general election and inauguration, and they must receive reasonable compensation for their services. These persons are state employees, but they are not subject to any civil service or personnel laws or rules of the state.
(4) In addition, the governor-elect may request that the department of administration assign one or more employees of the department of administration to assist the governor-elect and the governor-elect's staff in the study and interpretation of information. Employees of the department of administration must be assigned for the time necessary between the general election and the inauguration.
(5) The funds necessary to carry out the provisions of this section must be included in the appropriation request of the department of administration to the legislature meeting in regular session immediately prior to a general election when a governor will be chosen.
History: (1)En. Sec. 1, Ch. 47, L. 1969; Sec. 82-1311, R.C.M. 1947; (2) thru (5)En. Secs. 2, 3, 4, Ch. 47, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 98, Ch. 326, L. 1974; Secs. 82-1312, 82-1313, 82-1314, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 82-1311, 82-1312, 82-1313, 82-1314; amd. Sec. 77, Ch. 61, L. 2007.