SB 665
Modifies the law relating to vacancies in the office of county commissioner
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Last Action:
2/13/2018 - Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018

Current Bill Summary

SB 665 - Currently, when there is a vacancy in the office of county commissioner, the Governor is required to fill such vacancy with a person who resides in the district at the time of vacancy. This act changes that process so that when there is less than one year remaining in the term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor but if there is one year or more remaining in the term, the Governor shall appoint an eligible person with the advice and consent of the Senate.

These procedures do not apply to charter counties.

This act is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed to HB 1428 (2018), a provision in SS/SCS/HB 1442 (2018), a provision in the perfected HCB 23 (2018), the perfected SB 114 (2017), SB 701 (2016), and SCS/SB 289 (2015), and similar to a provision in HCS/HB 1632 (2016).