SB527 HFA Manchin 4-13 #1


    Delegate Manchin moves to amend the Judiciary Committee amendment on pages seven and eight, section one, by striking out all of subsection (f) and re-lettering the remaining subsections;


    On pages twenty and twenty-one, section four, by striking out all of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a), to read as follows:

    (a) (1) If there be is a vacancy in the representation from this state in the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, the Governor shall, within ten five days after the fact comes to his or her knowledge, of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code, and the publication area for such publication shall be each county in the congressional district. In such proclamation he the Governor shall appoint some day, issue a proclamation give notice thereof by proclamation, to be published prior to such election as a Class II-O legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions setting dates for a special general election that is not less than thirty eighty-four nor more than seventy-five one hundred twenty days from the date thereof, for holding the election to fill such vacancy. Nominations to fill such vacancy shall be made in the manner prescribed for nominating a candidate to fill a vacancy in the office of Governor, to be voted for at a special election. The congressional district executive committee of a party shall perform the duties devolving upon the state executive committee in filling a state office. of the vacancy and requiring nomination of candidates as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection: Provided, That no such proclamation may be made nor may a special election be held if the vacancy occurs after the eighty-fourth day prior to the regularly scheduled general election for a new full term of the office. The election shall follow the requirements of section one of this article that are not in conflict with this section.

    (2) The party executive committees for the congressional district for which there is a vacancy shall each, within thirty days of the governors proclamation, nominate a candidate to stand at the general election required by subdivision (1) of this subsection.