"Section 1. Resident Representative to the United States. A resident representative
to the United States shall be elected to represent the Commonwealth in the United
States and perform those related duties provided by law. The governor shall provide
a certification of selection promptly to the United States Department of State
and to the resident representative.
Section 2. Term of Office. The term of office of the resident representative shall
be two years, except that on the second Monday of January 1990, the term of office
of the resident representative shall be increased to four years. In the event that
the United States confers the status of member or non-voting delegate in the
United States Congress on the resident representative and such status requires a
different term, the term of office of the resident representative shall be that
required by such status.
Section 3. Qualifications. The resident representative shall be qualified to vote
in the Commonwealth, a citizen of the United States, at least twenty-five years
of age, and a resident and domiciliary of the Commonwealth for at least seven
years, immediately preceding the date on which the resident representative takes
office. A different period of residence and domicile may be provided by law. No
person convicted of a felony in the Commonwealth or in any area under the
jurisdiction of the United States may be eligible for this office unless a full
pardon has been granted.
Section 4. Annual Report. The resident representative shall submit a written
report by the first day of March of each year, except that an outgoing resident
representative shall submit a final written report by the second Monday of
January of the year he or she leaves office, to the governor and legislature on
the resident representative's official activities during the preceding year and
matters requiring the attention of the government or people of the Commonwealth.
Section 5. Compensation. The resident representative shall receive an annual
salary and reasonable allowance for expenses provided by law. The salary may not
be changed during a term of office. The staff of the office of the resident
representative shall be exempted from the civil service.
Section 6. Vacancy. In the event of a vacancy in the office of resident
representative to the United States, the governor shall appoint a successor with
the advice and consent of the legislature unless the United States confers the
status of member or non-voting delegate in the United States Congress on the
resident representative and such status requires a different method of filling
vacancies, in which case vacancies shall be filled in the manner required by such
Section 7. Impeachment. The resident representative is subject to impeachment as
provided in Article II, Section 8, of this Constitution for treason, commission
of a felony, corruption or neglect of duty."