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A. Definition. A “vacancy,” as used in this Act, shall occur in the event of:

1. The death, resignation, or removal of a Congressperson; or

2. The failure of a Congressperson-elect to take office for any reason; or

3. A member of Osage Nation Congress taking the oath for another elected office in Osage Nation government.

B. Declare Vacancy. In the event of serious and protracted illness, the Osage Nation Congress may declare a Congressional vacancy. Such a declaration shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the remaining Congresspersons, and shall be effective immediately upon such a vote. ONCA 17-107, eff. Oct. 4, 2017.