SRULE 3.6     

Rule 3.6. Secretary; election; removal; vacancy

A. The Secretary shall be elected by the members of the Senate in the same manner as the President.  He shall be elected every four years following election of the President Pro Tempore.

B. He may be removed from office in the same manner as the  President.

C.(1) The death, resignation, or removal from office of the Secretary creates a vacancy in the office.  A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original election. A vacancy which occurs while the legislature is in session shall be filled immediately.  If the vacancy occurs when the Legislature is not in session, it shall be filled at the next regular or extraordinary session, and the President may appoint an Acting Secretary to serve until that time.

(2) In case of disability or temporary absence of the Secretary which prevents him from carrying out the duties of his office, the President may designate a person to serve as Acting Secretary during the period of the disability or absence.