California Elections Code

Sec. § 10731

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:


“Catastrophe” means a natural or man-made event that causes a vacancy in at least 101 of the offices of the United States House of Representatives, including at least one of the offices representing California, or at least one-fourth of the total number of offices representing California.


“Vacancy” means the death or disappearance, as a result of a catastrophe, of a Representative in Congress.


“Disappearance” means the inability to establish conclusively whether a Representative in Congress has survived a catastrophe.

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