If a vacancy occurs as provided in § 3-4-1, the Governor shall, by appointment, fill the vacancy, and the appointee shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner the vacating member was selected. This partial term does not count as a term for the term limit provided in § 13-39A-4. However, if the Senate, at the next legislative session, fails to confirm the appointee, the appointee may only serve until the last day of March. The Governor shall name a new appointee after that date. The subsequent appointee is subject to the same conditions as set forth in this section.

Source: SL 2017, ch 81, § 5.