Enrolled Senate Bill (S)
Authored by: Sen. Travis Holdman, Sen. Randall Head, Sen. Michael Delph
Co-Authors: Sen. Lonnie Randolph, Sen. John Broden, Sen. Joseph Zakas
Sponsors: Rep. Gregory Steuerwald
  • Sen. Travis Holdman
    Sen. Travis Holdman

    Author

  • Sen. Randall Head
    Sen. Randall Head

    Author

  • Sen. Michael Delph
    Sen. Michael Delph

    Author

  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph
    Sen. Lonnie Randolph

    Co-Author

  • Sen. John Broden
    Sen. John Broden

    Co-Author

  • Sen. Joseph Zakas
    Sen. Joseph Zakas

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Gregory Steuerwald
    Rep. Gregory Steuerwald

    Sponsor

DIGEST

Senior and special prosecutors. Repeals and recodifies provisions concerning the appointment of senior prosecuting attorneys, special prosecutors, and special deputy prosecuting attorneys. Provides that a person may be appointed as a senior prosecuting attorney if the person was employed for at least eight years as a: (1) prosecuting attorney; (2) chief deputy prosecuting attorney; (3) deputy prosecuting attorney; or (4) deputy prosecuting attorney employed full time to perform certain duties related to child support provisions. Requires a person who files an affidavit to be considered for appointment as a senior prosecuting attorney to file a request to withdraw from consideration when the person is ... no longer willing to serve as a senior prosecuting attorney. Requires the prosecuting attorneys council to maintain and publish a list of persons who are eligible to be appointed as senior prosecuting attorneys. Allows a senior prosecuting attorney to be appointed as a special prosecutor in a county in which the senior prosecuting attorney previously served if the appointing court finds that the appointment would not create the appearance of impropriety. Removes provisions that limit the number of days a senior prosecuting attorney may be compensated during a calendar year. Requires a special prosecutor to file a progress report with the appointing court at least one time every six months. Makes conforming amendments.