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Engrossed Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Recusal of local government officials. Provides that county, city, town, and township elected officials (local officials) may not, outside of a public meeting: (1) participate in a discussion or a vote; or (2) persuade the vote of another elected official of the unit; if the local official has a financial interest in the outcome of a decision before the body the local official serves. Provides that an elected official has a financial interest if the decision involves: (1) the transfer or authorized use of property owned or controlled by the elected official or a relative of the elected official; or Recusal of local government officials. Provides that county, city, town, and township elected officials (local officials) may not, outside of a public meeting: (1) participate in a discussion or a vote; or (2) persuade the vote of another elected official of the unit; if the local official has a financial interest in the outcome of a decision before the body the local official serves. Provides that an elected official has a financial interest if the decision involves: (1) the transfer or authorized use of property owned or controlled by the elected official or a relative of the elected official; or (2) the procurement of services by the unit from the elected official, the elected official's employer or prospective employer, the elected official's relative, or an entity the elected official owns or controls. Provides that if disqualification of a body's members prevent a vote from being taken or cause a tie vote, the decision will be made or the tie broken by the following: (1) The mayor, in the case of a city legislative body. (2) The clerk-treasurer, in the case of a town legislative body. (3) The township trustee, in the case of a township legislative body. (4) The county fiscal body, in the case of a county executive body. (5) The county executive, in the case of a county fiscal body. ... View more