2013 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 17 - Elections
Chapter 17-12 - Party Committees and Conventions
Section 17-12-12.1 - Vacancies in city or ward committees.


RI Gen L § 17-12-12.1 (2013) What's This?

§ 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 § 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 § 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 § 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.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1969, ch. 36, § 3; P.L. 1991, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 248, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 58, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 71, § 1.)

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