The Secretary of State (Secretary) is required to perform certain duties as enumerated under statute which include:
The Secretary also has various authority granted by statute such as:
The OSOS Chief of Staff is added to the list of individuals who have the power to perform any act or duty relating to the OSOS. The Chief of Staff is given signing authority, which is also statutorily specified for the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Secretary.
(In support) This bill does not create new positions in the OSOS, but rather, it simply adds one additional person to the list of people who may sign on the Secretary's behalf. Travel, sickness, and other unforeseen events come up, and this authority is needed to afford the OSOS with more flexibility.