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2010 Florida Statutes

SECTION 161
Removal or suspension of officers or members of state executive committee or county executive committee.
F.S. 103.161
103.161 Removal or suspension of officers or members of state executive committee or county executive committee.
(1) The chair of the state executive committee is empowered to remove or suspend from an office within the chair’s political party any officer, state committeeman, state committeewoman, county committeeman, county committeewoman, precinct committeeman, precinct committeewoman, or other member of a state executive committee, county executive committee, political party club, or other organization using the political party name as provided in s. 103.081 for a violation of the oath of office taken by such individual or for engaging in other activities described in this section.
(2) Such violation may include engaging in activities that have or could have injured the name or status of the political party or interfered with the activities of the political party. The chair has sole discretion to determine if a violation occurred.
(3) Upon the chair’s determination that a violation of the oath of office occurred or that an individual engaged in other activities described in this section, the chair may remove or suspend the individual from his or her office. If the chair removes the individual from office, the office shall be deemed vacant upon the delivery of the chair’s written order of removal to the individual. When a vacancy in office is created, the chair shall appoint an individual to serve through the end of the term of the office. If the chair suspends the individual, the chair shall determine the length of the suspension.
(4) An individual removed from office by the chair shall not be eligible to serve on the state executive committee or any county executive committee of the political party for a period of no less than 4 years from the effective date of the removal.
History.s. 39, ch. 2007-30.