Local Government Reform Act 2014

38.

Amendment of section 34 (removal of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach from office, etc.) of Principal Act

38. Section 34 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by substituting the following for subsection (1):

“(1) Subject to this section, a local authority may by resolution remove from office the Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach of such local authority for stated misbehaviour or if his or her removal appears to it to be necessary for the effective performance by the local authority of its functions and such removal may also be for those reasons arising from the performance of his or her duties as chair of the corporate policy group.

(1A) Subject to this section, a local authority may by resolution remove from office the chairperson of any strategic policy committee of such local authority for stated misbehaviour or if his or her removal appears to them to be necessary for the effective performance by the local authority of its functions or by the committee of its functions.”,

(b) by substituting the following for paragraph (e) of subsection (2):

“(e) be delivered or sent to the Cathaoirleach, Leas-Chathaoirleach or chairperson of the strategic policy committee concerned.”,

and

(c) by substituting the following for subsection (5):

“(5) It is necessary for the passing of a resolution under this section that the number of members of the local authority concerned voting in favour of the resolution is at least two-thirds of those present and voting.”.