Section: Partial unconstitutionality
2B:14-10. Deputy Surrogate; Special Deputy Surrogate.
a. A Surrogate may appoint a Deputy Surrogate who shall serve at the pleasure of the Surrogate.
b. During the Surrogate's absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Surrogate, the Deputy Surrogate shall exercise all powers and duties of the Surrogate's office.
c. A county may require that the Deputy Surrogate enter into a faithful performance bond and may set the amount and terms of the bond.
d. A Surrogate may appoint an employee to be Special Deputy Surrogate. The Special Deputy Surrogate shall serve at the pleasure of the Surrogate and, during absence or disability of the Surrogate and Deputy Surrogate or when there is both a vacancy in the Office of the Surrogate and no Deputy Surrogate, the Special Deputy Surrogate shall exercise all the powers and duties of the Surrogate.
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