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House Bill 1451


House Bill 1451

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


County government reorganization. Requires county election boards in counties not having a consolidated city to place a public question on the ballot at the November 2008 general election to allow the voters of each county to determine whether: (1) the county executive and the county legislative body in the county should be an elected board of county commissioners; or (2) the board of county commissioners of the county should be eliminated, the county executive should be an elected chief executive officer, and the county council should be the county legislative body as well as the county fiscal body. Provides that in a county in which the voters have voted in favor of having a county chief executive officer: (1) the initial county chief executive officer shall be elected for a four year term at the November 2010 general election; (2) all powers and duties of the county that are executive or administrative in nature shall be exercised or performed by the chief executive officer; and (3) all powers and duties of the county that are legislative in nature shall be exercised or performed by the county council functioning as the county legislative body. Provides that the current statute allowing the county council to act as the legislative body in certain counties expires in 2011. Requires county election boards in counties not having a consolidated city to place a public question on the ballot at the November 2008 general election to allow the voters of each county to determine whether: (1) a county finance department should be established in the county to assume the powers and duties currently held by the county auditor, the county treasurer, and the county assessor; or (2) the county auditor, the county treasurer, and the county assessor should retain their powers
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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