1999 Florida Code
TITLE IX ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 103 Presidential Electors; Political Parties; Executive Committees and Members  
103.151   Removal of state executive committee member for violation of oath.

103.151  Removal of state executive committee member for violation of oath.--

(1)  The state executive committee is empowered to take judicial action in chancery in the circuit court of the county in which a state committee member is an elector to remove a state committee member from office for a violation of the member's oath of office. Procedure shall be as in other cases in chancery, and if the court shall find as fact that the defendant did violate the oath of office, it shall enter a decree removing the defendant from the state committee.

(2)  If a charge of violating the oath of office is made against a member of the state committee and the state committee fails to take such judicial action within 10 days after a charge is made, the county executive committee in the county from which the state committee member is elected shall have the right to seek said committee member's removal in the circuit court of that county in the manner and according to the procedure set forth in subsection (1).

(3)  If either the county or state executive committee seeks the removal of a state committee member as provided in subsection (1) or subsection (2) and loses such suit, the committee bringing said suit shall pay the court costs incurred by the committee member in defending such suit, including reasonable attorney's fees.

History.--s. 11, ch. 67-353; s. 612, ch. 95-147.

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