Article 4. General Business of California Elections Code >> Division 7. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 4.
The chairperson of this committee shall call the committee to
order at 10 a.m. on the day of first meeting. The next business in
order shall be the election of a temporary chairperson, which may be
by acclamation, unless there is a contest, in which event the roll
shall be called.
The temporary chairperson, upon election, shall immediately
appoint a committee on proxies and credentials, consisting of one
member from each senatorial district, selected from among the members
of this committee certified by the Secretary of State.
This committee shall choose its officers by rollcall vote,
poll of senatorial district delegations, or any other method as may
be prescribed by the committee. Its officers shall have the power
usually exercised by the officers of those committees insofar as may
be consistent with this chapter.
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 two members, one of each sex, from each
senatorial district delegation. A senatorial district delegation
shall consist only of those state central committee members who
reside within that senatorial district.
The state central committee or its executive committee shall
designate by resolution or bylaw the national committee or party
organization with which the American Independent Party is affiliated
and shall file a copy of the resolution or bylaw with the Secretary
of State. In the event of controversy over the national affiliation
of the party, the most recent resolution or bylaw filed shall be
The chairperson of this committee shall serve a two-year
term, but shall not succeed himself or herself.
The elective officers provided for in the bylaws of this
committee shall serve for two-year terms.
This committee may prescribe dues to be paid by those persons
specified in Section 7600 in the manner and by the time prescribed
by vote of the majority of the members of the committee. The dues
charged shall not exceed twenty-four dollars ($24) per year.
Any member of this committee who fails to pay the dues prescribed
by the committee may, upon first notifying the delegate to the state
convention who appointed that member, be removed from the committee
in the manner provided by the committee.
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.
This committee shall have power to appoint interim county central
committees in all counties in which the voters have not elected one
or more county central committee members in the presidential primary
preceding the organization of this committee. Persons appointed to
interim county central committees pursuant to this section shall meet
the qualifications otherwise required by Chapter 4 (commencing with
Section 7650) for appointees to fill vacancies on county central
committees. Notice of all 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 of the powers and privileges afforded
county central committees by the provisions of Chapter 4 (commencing
with Section 7650), but members of interim county central committees
shall not be designated as incumbents on the ballot in the succeeding
A quorum of this committee is a majority of the entire
membership, represented either in person or by proxy.
The proceedings at all meetings of this committee shall be
governed by any manual of parliamentary procedures designated by the