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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Removal of a county elected officer. Provides a process for removal of a county's auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, coroner, or assessor (county officer) for failure to be physically present in the county officer's office for at least one work day each month, unless the county officer takes leave provided for by law or personnel policy. Exempts a county officer for being physically absent during any month in which a local disaster emergency declaration is in effect for at least one work day. Provides that the county executive initiates a county officer's removal by adopting a resolution. Provides that the removal Removal of a county elected officer. Provides a process for removal of a county's auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, coroner, or assessor (county officer) for failure to be physically present in the county officer's office for at least one work day each month, unless the county officer takes leave provided for by law or personnel policy. Exempts a county officer for being physically absent during any month in which a local disaster emergency declaration is in effect for at least one work day. Provides that the county executive initiates a county officer's removal by adopting a resolution. Provides that the removal is effective upon the county fiscal body adopting an identical resolution by an affirmative vote of at least: (1) 17 members, in the case of the 25 member Marion County fiscal body; (2) seven members, in the case of the nine member St. Joseph County fiscal body; or (3) five members, in the case of the seven member county fiscal body of any other county. Allows a county officer who has been removed from office to petition a court for judicial review. ... View more