Portsmouth, City of; amending charter, changes to process for recall of elective officers.

Bill Summary:

Charter; City of Portsmouth; recall of elective officers. Makes various changes to the City of Portsmouth's process for recall of an elective officer, including (i) applying provisions to an officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office, (ii) making the law apply immediately rather than after one year from the beginning of an officer's term, (iii) specifying the specific causes that may trigger the recall process, and (iv) allowing a judge of the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth to hold a hearing and take evidence to determine the sufficiency of the recall petition.

Bill Patron: Lucas

Last Action(s):
(House) Left in Counties, Cities and Towns March 10, 2022
(Senate) Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) February 10, 2022

Bill Status:

Passed Senate