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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 5. PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY [7700 - 7884]

  ( Part 5 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3. State Central Committee [7800 - 7843]

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

ARTICLE 3. General Business [7830 - 7843]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

7830.
  

The state central committee’s convention meeting shall be called to order by the chairperson of the committee at 10 a.m. on the Saturday on which it is to be held. It shall at once proceed to the election of temporary chairpeople, 50 percent of whom shall be women and 50 percent of whom shall be men. This committee may hold the election by alphabetical rollcall by county if a majority of its members vote to do so. The state central committee shall elect any other temporary officers as it may determine.

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

7831.
  

The temporary chairpersons shall appoint any committees as the state central committee may direct.

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

7832.
  

The convention meeting of the state central committee shall elect the officers of the state central committee and adopt the party’s platform, which shall be made public upon its adoption.

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

7833.
  

The vote on any issue at the convention meeting of the state central committee may be by alphabetical rollcall by county if a majority of its members vote to do so, or any other method prescribed by this committee.

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

7834.
  

The proceedings at the convention meeting of the state central committee shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary procedure designated by this committee.

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

7835.
  

This committee may select from its membership an executive committee to which it may grant all or any portion of its powers and duties. If this committee grants any portion of its powers to an executive committee, it shall provide for the election to its executive committee of any number of persons it shall determine, 50 percent of whom shall be women and 50 percent of whom shall be men. All officers of the state central committee shall be members of any executive committee so selected.

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

7836.
  

The chairperson of the state central committee shall serve a two-year term but shall not succeed herself or himself, and the chairperson shall alternate each biennium between the northern and southern territories. The boundary between the northern and southern territories of the state shall be that latitudinal line coinciding with the northern boundaries of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties.

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

7838.
  

All officers elected at the convention meeting of the state central committee shall serve for two-year terms, unless a shorter term is specified by the committee. Any officer of the state central committee may be removed by a majority vote of the state central committee.

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

7839.
  

This committee shall conduct party campaigns for this party and in behalf of the candidates of this party. It shall appoint committees and appoint and employ campaign directors and perfect whatever campaign organizations it deems suitable or desirable and for the best interest of the party.

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

7840.
  

The state central committee shall have power to appoint interim county central committees in the following counties:

(a) Counties in which the voters have not elected one or more members of central committees in the presidential primary election preceding the organization of this committee.

(b) Counties in which all members of a county central committee are removed from office or cease to be registered as affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party.

Persons appointed to interim county central committees pursuant to this section shall meet the qualifications otherwise required of appointees to membership on the county central committees. Notice of any appointments pursuant to this section shall be filed by the state central committee with the elections official of the county for which that interim county central committee is appointed. Interim county central committees appointed pursuant to this section shall have all the powers and privileges afforded county central committees by this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 507, Sec. 30. (SB 1272) Effective January 1, 2013.)

7841.
  

A quorum of this committee is 10 percent of the entire membership, represented in person. However, the committee may make rules and regulations establishing a different quorum requirement, and any provisions so made shall supersede the provisions of this section.

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

7842.
  

The state central committee shall designate by resolution the national political party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is affiliated, and shall file a copy of that resolution signed by the chairperson and one other officer of this committee with the Secretary of State. In the event of controversy over the national affiliation of the party, the most recent resolution filed shall be determinative.

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

7843.
  

In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, the convention meeting of the state central committee shall also nominate as the candidates of its party as many electors of President and Vice President of the United States as the state is then entitled to, 50 percent of whom shall be women and 50 percent men, unless an odd number of electors is to be chosen, in which case the difference between the number of women and men shall be not more than one. The chairperson of the state central committee shall certify the name of each elector nominated, and the elector’s residence address to the Secretary of State.

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

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