Okla. Stat. tit. 63 § 685.3

Current through Laws 2023EX1, c. 52.
Section 685.3 - Definitions

As used in this act:

1. "Unavailable" means either that a vacancy in office exists and there is no deputy authorized to exercise all of the powers and discharge the duties of the office, or that the lawful incumbent of the office, including any deputy exercising the powers and discharging the duties of an office because of a vacancy, and the duly authorized deputy are absent or unable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the offices;
2. "Emergency interim successor" means a person designated pursuant to this act, in the event the officer is unavailable, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office until a successor is appointed or elected and qualified as may be provided by the Constitution, statutes, charters and ordinances or until the lawful incumbent is able to resume the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of the office;
3. "Office" includes all state and local offices, the powers and duties of which are defined by the Constitution, statutes, charters and ordinances, except the office of Governor, and except those in the Legislature and the judiciary;
4. "Emergency" means any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President of the United States or the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, federal or state assistance is needed to supplement state and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert threat or catastrophe in any part of the state;
5. "Political subdivision" includes counties, cities, towns, districts, authorities and other public corporations and entities whether organized and existing under charter or general law;
6. "Deputy" means a person legally authorized by an officer to exercise the office or right which the official possesses, for and in place of the officer; and
7. "Man-made disaster" means a disaster caused by acts of man including, but not limited to, an act of war, terrorism, chemical spill or release, and power shortage that require assistance in addition to the assistance of the local political subdivision.

Okla. Stat. tit. 63, § 685.3

Laws 1959, p. 212, § 3; Laws 1963, c. 270, §3, emerg. eff. 6/13/1963; Amended by Laws 2003 , HB 1512, c. 329, §30, emerg. eff. 5/29/2003.