2007 -- S 0121
A N A C T
RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- PARTY COMMITTEES AND CONVENTIONS
Introduced By: Senator John F. McBurney
Date Introduced: January 24, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 17-12-12.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-12 entitled "Party
Committees and Conventions" is hereby amended to read as follows:
17-12-12.1. Vacancies in city or ward committees. -- (a) Any vacancy occurring in any
of the offices and/or membership of city, town, or ward committees shall be filled by the
remaining members of the committee. A statement of that action by any committee shall be filed
as in the case of officers and members first chosen.
(b) If any vacancy occurs either with respect to any office of a city or ward committee or
with respect to the membership of any city or ward committee, and the vacancy is not filled
within forty-five (45) days of the date upon which the vacancy occurs pursuant to the provisions
of section 17-12-12, the vacancy shall be filled by the city committee of the political party
involved or the executive committee of the city committee or any duly elected subcommittee of
the executive committee or by the city chairperson of the political party if so authorized. The
committee shall file a statement setting forth the appointment or appointments as in the case of
officers and members first chosen in accordance with section 17-12-11.
(c) A statement of that action by any committee shall be filed as in the case of officers
and members first chosen in accordance with section 17-12-11.
(d) The removal of residence by an elected or appointment member of a ward committee
from the ward from which he or she has been elected or appointed shall constitute his or her
resignation from the city or ward committee.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.