Lieutenant Governor, Office of

Office of Lieutenant Governor (LTG)

Under California's Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor serves as Acting Governor whenever the Governor is absent from the state, and automatically becomes Governor if a vacancy occurs in the Office of Governor. The Lieutenant Governor is also President of the Senate and votes in case of a tie. He serves as a voting member of the Board of Regents of the University of California and a voting member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University system. He also serves on, and rotates with the State Controller, as chair of the three-member State Lands Commission, which oversees the control and leasing of millions of acres of state-owned land, including offshore oil resources, as well as use and permitting for all navigable waterways in California. The Commission also manages state land-use planning and revenues, and related interstate issues. During alternate years, when he serves as Chairperson of the State Lands Commission and the California Ocean Protection Council.

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