House Bill 1170
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Review and reorganization of county government. Provides that, in 2011 and every 10 years thereafter, each county must enter into a contract with an independent person to conduct an efficiency review of the county's government. Specifies certain issues that must be addressed in the efficiency review. Provides that a county may contract with a person to conduct the efficiency review only if the person has been certified by the state board of accounts. Specifies that an efficiency review report submitted to a county may include recommendations regarding the issues studied as part of the efficiency review. Provides that the voters of the county may initiate a public question on one or more of the recommendations by submitting a petition signed by at least 2% of the voters of the county. Provides that, if a recommendation is approved in a public question, the county shall implement the recommendation. Requires the state board of accounts to develop the contract provisions (other than cost and payment provisions) that must be used by a county in addressing the issues that are required to be included in an efficiency review. Provides that a county may add provisions to the contract to address additional issues.
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