5.0401 Local government established.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 5.0401 ]

(a) There shall be a local government for Swains Island, which shall consist of a government representative, a village council, a pulenuu, and village policemen.

(b) The government bodies and officials shall have the same rights and duties and be subject to the same qualifications as comparable officials of other villages of American Samoa, except that the village council shall consist of all resident male persons over 24 years of age and of sound mind.

(c) Neither the proprietor of Swains Island, or any person employed by him, is eligible to appointment as government representative.

History: 1962, PL 7-28.