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§ 11001. Qualifications of council members

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 110. Council (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter A. General Provisions
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11001
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 36001
§ 11001. Qualifications of council members
(a) Requirements.--A council member shall:
(1) Be at least 18 years of age.
(2) Be elected by the electors at large, subject to the creation of wards pursuant to Chapter 104 (relating to creation and division of wards).
(b) Residency.--
(1) A council member shall reside in the city from which elected and shall have resided in the city continuously for at least one year before election.
(2) Prior to being sworn into office and as a condition to qualifying for office, each elected council member shall present a signed affidavit to the city clerk that either:
(i) states the individual resides in the city and has resided in the city continuously for at least one year preceding the individual's election; or
(ii) in the case of election to a ward office, states the individual resides in the ward from which elected and has resided in the ward continuously for at least one year preceding the individual's election.
(c) Incompatible offices.--The following individuals may not serve as a council member while continuing to hold the incompatible office or employment, except as provided in this chapter:
(1) An officer of the United States or of the Commonwealth, except notaries public or officers of the militia.
(2) A county officer.
(3) An officer of a school district located in the city.
(4) An officer or employee of the city or of a department of the city.

Credits

2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11001, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 11001
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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