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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