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House Bill 1255


House Bill 1255

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Residency requirements for elected officials. Provides that an elected official who ceases to reside in the election district of the elected office vacates the office on the date the individual ceases to reside in the election district. Requires an elected official who intends to cease residency in the elected office's election district to give notice of the elected official's resignation not later than 30 days before the elected official ceases residency in the election district. Provides that a voter who resides in the election district of an elected official may file a petition with the legislative body associated with the elected office to determine whether the elected official has ceased residency in the election district. Describes the procedure for the legislative body to make a determination regarding the residency of an elected official. Defines the status of an elected official whose residency is questioned before and after the legislative body makes a determination. Provides that an individual who holds an elected office and exercises the powers and duties of the elected office after the individual ceases to be a resident of the election district of the elected office is considered a de facto officer. Specifies that the acts of an individual acting as a de facto officer are not subject to challenge based on the individual's status as a de facto officer. Repeals a superseded statute relating to removal from office of a town board member who ceases to reside in the election district.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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