The Governor shall have his official residence at Augusta during his term of office, and shall keep his office at the State House open for the transaction of the business of the State during all normal working hours of the State House.
In the absence of the Governor, his private secretary shall be in attendance and the private secretary shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office.
Until the first Wednesday of January 1987, the Governor shall receive an annual salary of $35,000. Beginning the first Wednesday of January 1987, the Governor shall receive an annual salary of $70,000. [1985, c. 693, §1 (NEW).]
A former Governor may accept as a personal gift from the State at the end of his final term the desk and chair used by that Governor as Governor. [1987, c. 437, §1 (NEW).]