Summary as introduced:
State Board of Elections; powers and duties; removal of local election officials. Provides (i) for 10 days' written notice and a hearing by the State Board to remove a registrar from office, (ii) for five days' written notice and a hearing to remove an electoral board member, registrar, or other election official from office because of disqualification on constitutional or statutory grounds, including failure to relinquish an incompatible office, (iii) for an immediate hearing if necessary to avoid irreparable harm to a pending election, and (iv) for an appeal by the removed party by petition to the City of Richmond Circuit Court. The bill also amends the law on court proceedings for removal of electoral board members to refer to the State Board's authority to initiate proceedings and to require removal on proof by "clear and convincing evidence of the member's failure to discharge the duties of his office in accordance with law." This bill is identical to HB 2126.
01/10/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 035061404 pdf
01/10/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 035061404
01/10/03 Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/03 Senate: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 3
02/04/03 Senate: Left in Privileges and Elections