Senate Bill 0063
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DIGEST OF SB63 (Updated February 15, 2011 4:33 pm - DI 84)
Suspension of local officeholders from office. Provides that a local elected officeholder may be suspended from office if the officeholder is charged with certain felonies or misdemeanors and a two-thirds majority of the legislative body finds that the offense with which the local elected official is charged is relevant to the official's suitability for office and it is in the best interests of the unit that the official be suspended from office. Specifies that a member of the legislative body who is charged with an offense is not eligible to vote on the member's suitability for office, and provides that certain relatives of the member are likewise ineligible to vote. Specifies that the local elected official will be reinstated with back pay if the official is acquitted or charges are dropped.
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