1Amending the act of June 24, 1931 (P.L.1206, No.331), entitled
2"An act concerning townships of the first class; amending,
3revising, consolidating and changing the law relating
4thereto," in general provisions relating to township
5officers, further providing for failure of officer to perform

7The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
8hereby enacts as follows:

9Section 1. Section 604 of the act of June 24, 1931 (P.L.1206,
10No.331), known as The First Class Township Code, reenacted and
11amended May 27, 1949 (P.L.1955, No.569), is amended to read:

12Section 604. [Failure of Officer to Perform Duties.--If any
13township officer refuses or neglects to perform his duties, the
14court of quarter sessions, upon complaint in writing by one
15hundred citizens, owners of real estate residing in the
16township, may issue a rule upon such officer to show cause why
17his office should not be declared vacant and another appointed
18in his stead. Such rule shall be made returnable not less than
19two weeks from its date of issue. Upon hearing and proof that
20the facts alleged in the complaint are true, the court may

1declare the office vacant and appoint another in his stead, to
2hold office for the unexpired term.] Removal of Township 
3Officers and Appointees.--Any township officer, whether elected 
4or duly appointed to fill a vacancy in elective office, shall be 
5removable from office only by impeachment, or by the Governor 
6for reasonable cause after due notice and full hearing on the 
7advice of two-thirds of the Senate, or upon conviction of 
8misbehavior in office, or of any infamous crime in accordance 
9with the Constitution of Pennsylvania, but his title to office 
10may be tried by proceedings of quo warranto as provided by law.

11Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.