§2704. Special emergency judges
In the event that any judge of any court of record is unavailable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of his office, and in the event no other judge authorized to act in the event of absence, disability or vacancy or no special judge appointed in accordance with the provisions of the constitution or statutes is available to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of such office, the duties of the office shall be discharged and the powers exercised by the special emergency judges hereinafter provided for:
(1) The governor, upon approval of this Act, shall designate for each member of the supreme court, and the chief justice of the supreme court shall designate for all other courts of record, emergency judges in the number of not less than three nor more than seven for each member of the said courts, and shall specify the order of their succession.
(2) Such special emergency judges shall, in the order specified, exercise the powers and discharge the duties of such office in case of the unavailability of the regular judge or judges or persons immediately preceding them in the designation. The designating authority shall review and revise, as necessary, designations made pursuant to this Act to insure their current status.
(3) Said special emergency judges shall discharge the duties and exercise the powers of such office until such time as a vacancy which may exist shall be filled in accordance with the constitution and statutes or until the regular judge or one preceding the designee in the order of succession becomes available to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of, the office.
Acts 1963, No. 112, §4.