SB 1085 - Under current law, when the office of the sheriff is vacant, the county coroner is authorized to perform all the duties of the sheriff, until another sheriff is appointed.

This act provides that if the coroner becomes acting sheriff and the sheriff is no longer receiving the sheriff's salary, the coroner shall be paid, in addition to the coroner's salary, the difference between the salaries of the sheriff and coroner so that the coroner receives the equivalent of the sheriff's salary while serving as acting sheriff.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1606 (2022) and SCS/HB 1541 (2022) and identical to HB 2175 (2022).


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