Recall of Senators and Representatives Amendment
|Recall of Senators and Representatives Amendment (1992)
Proposed June 29, 1992 (failed)
|There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded.|
SECTION 1. A person may not serve the remainder of any term as a Senator or Representative if the person has been recalled from such office pursuant to this article.
SECTION 2. A person qualified to elect a Senator or Representative from a State may register with the executive authority of the State a petition requesting that the Senator or Representative be recalled. The person may not register the petition during the 150-day period before, or the 60-day period after, a general or special election in which the Senator or Representative is a candidate for election or reelection to such office. A person qualified to elect the Senator or Representative may sign the petition during the 120-day period beginning on the registration date. Not later than the 1st business day after such period, the registrant shall file the petition with the executive authority.
SECTION 3. Within 30 days after the date any recall petition is filed with the executive authority of a State under this article, the executive authority shall determine if the petition bears valid signatures in a number not less than 20 percent of the number of votes legally cast in the most recent Presidential election by persons who are qualified to elect the Senator or Representative who the petition requests to be recalled. On the date of any determination that a petition bears such number of valid signatures, the executive authority shall deliver a certified copy of the petition to the Senator or Representative who the petition requests to be recalled. Within 7 days after any such determination, the executive authority shall call for a vote of persons qualified to elect the Senator or Representative on the question of whether the Senator or Representative shall be recalled. Such question shall be the only question posed to such persons during the vote. The vote shall be held within 30 days after the 60-day period beginning on the date the executive authority calls for the vote.
SECTION 4. The executive authority of a State shall certify the results of any vote taken in the State under this article. If a majority of the persons who participate in any such vote choose to recall a Senator or Representative, the Senator or Representative shall vacate such office on the date of any such certification. If a majority of the persons who participate in any such vote choose not to recall a Senator or Representative, the Senator or Representative shall not be recalled during the remainder of the term of office in which the vote was taken.