SB 75
Modifies provisions relating to vacancies in county elected offices
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Last Action:
2/14/2017 - Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2017

Current Bill Summary

SB 75 - Under current law, whenever any vacancy occurs in any office filled by election, other than the offices of Lieutenant Governor, state senator, state representative, sheriff, or St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds, the Governor is responsible for appointing a successor until the next election. This act modifies that provision so that vacancies in any county office of a noncharter county shall be immediately filled by the county commission. In the event that the county commission consists of two members who cannot come to an agreement on an appointee, the presiding commissioner shall fill the vacancy. Such appointees shall continue in office until the Governor appoints a person to serve out the remainder of the term.

This act does not apply to any charter county or to the offices of any prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney.

This act is substantially similar to SCS/HCS/HB 54 (2017), a provision in HCS/SB 114 (2017), SCS/HB 1675 (2016), and SB 872 (2016).