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DIVISION 7. POLITICAL PARTY ORGANIZATION AND CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS [7000 - 7928]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

PART 4. AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY [7500 - 7695]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3. State Central Committee [7600 - 7645]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. Members [7600 - 7614]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

7600.
  

The state central committee shall consist of all of the following persons:

(a) All delegates to the state convention.

(b) The chairperson of each county central committee of the party.

(c) Members appointed pursuant to this part.

(d) Any person nominated to fill a vacancy in a partisan office in a special election.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7603.
  

Each delegate to the state convention shall appoint to membership on this committee one voter of the same sex as the delegate and two voters of the opposite sex. These appointments when so made shall be absolute.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7604.
  

A delegate to the state convention who at the date of that state convention is the incumbent of any of the offices listed in Section 7550 may appoint, without regard to sex, two additional voters to membership on this committee of this party.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7605.
  

Any person who is a member of this committee by virtue of having been nominated to fill a vacancy in a partisan office in a special election, shall within 60 days of the special election, appoint members to this committee in the same manner as delegates to the state convention make those appointments.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7608.
  

Each delegate to the state convention shall send a notice by mail to each person whom he or she has appointed as a member of this committee, that will inform him or her that:

(a) He or she is a member of the committee.

(b) The committee will meet in Sacramento and the date of the meeting.

(c) The meeting may be attended either in person or by proxy.

(d) The proxy shall be in writing, and signed by the member under penalty of perjury.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 199, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 1999.)

7609.
  

A person is not eligible for appointment to this committee if he or she is not registered as affiliated with this party at the time of his or her appointment.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7610.
  

This committee may remove any member who, during his or her term of membership, affiliates with or registers as a member of another party. This committee may also remove any appointed member who publicly advocates that the voters should not vote for the nominee of the party for any office, or who publicly gives support to or avows a preference for a candidate of another party who is opposed to a candidate nominated by this party.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7611.
  

In the event of the appointment of an ineligible person, or whenever any member of this committee dies, resigns, or becomes incapacitated to act, or removes from the jurisdiction of the committee, or ceases to be a member of the committee’s party, a vacancy exists that shall be filled in the manner prescribed in Section 7612. A vacancy shall also exist on this committee when a member is removed from the committee pursuant to Section 7642, or Section 7610, and the vacancy shall be filled in the manner prescribed in Section 7612, the member to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the member removed.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7612.
  

Should a member appointed to membership pursuant to Section 7603 or 7604 cease to be a member for any of the reasons specified in Section 7611, the vacancy shall be filled by the person who appointed him or her, unless that person is himself or herself no longer a member of this committee or indicates that he or she does not wish to fill the vacancy, in which instances the committee shall do so.

Notice shall be given by the committee to a person entitled to fill a vacancy under this section as soon as possible after the occurrence of the vacancy.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 199, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 1999.)

7613.
  

In the event the appointment of alternate or associate members is authorized by statute or the rules of the committee, this committee shall supply forms to the members for the appointment of those members. The forms shall be in substantially the same language as set forth in Section 7602, and shall contain suitable spaces wherein there can be listed the addresses and the numbers of the congressional, Assembly, and senatorial districts in which the appointees reside.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

7614.
  

Each delegate to the state convention may appoint three voters as associate members of this committee. An associate member shall have those privileges and obligations as are given to him or her by the rules of the committee but shall not be able to vote.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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