Portsmouth, City of; amending charter, various changes to process for recall of elective officers. (HB1117)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Presented and ordered printed 22102056D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 4-N)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB1178E
02/15/2022Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

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