SB657 HFA WILSON 2-21 #1


                Delegate Wilson moves to amend the bill on page one, by striking out everything following the section heading and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“Notwithstanding the provisions of Section VI, article four of the Constitution, the people of West Virginia reserve the power of recall. Subject to the restrictions set forth in this section, the power of recall is the power of registered voters, through the use of a petition procedure established in this section, and governed by general law not in conflict therewith, to propose the removal of any individual occupying any elective public office in West Virginia at any governmental level in West Virginia, and at a special election held less than thirty days after the filing of a proper petition, to remove that individual from that office by a simple majority of the votes cast on the issue. The removed elected officeholder shall be replaced as provided for by existing Code or, if no procedure is established in existing Code, the clerk of the affected jurisdiction, or, in the case of the removal of the chief executive or clerk of that jurisdiction, the clerk of the immediately superior jurisdiction, shall hold a special election no less than thirty days after the removal of said elected officeholder to replace that elected officeholder."