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House Bill 1333

House Bill 1333

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1333 (Updated April 25, 2013 5:18 pm - DI 87)

Public offices. Provides that county treasurers, county auditors, county recorders, circuit court clerks, and county surveyors (county offices) may attend the required county officer training courses after being elected to office (currently they are required to take the training after taking office). Provides that the county elected officials training fund (fund) supplements appropriations from the county general fund for payment of the training courses. Adds circuit court clerks to the county officials whose training may be paid for by money in the fund. Provides that a training course that an individual completes after being elected to a county office and before the individual begins serving in office applies toward the training requirements. Requires all county offices to fulfill the training requirements for each elected term. Requires an individual elected to the office of county surveyor on or after June 30, 2013, to complete at least: (1) 15 hours of training courses within one year; and (2) 40 hours of training courses within three years; after the individual is elected to that office. (Current law: (1) exempts from the training requirements an actively registered professional surveyor, a graduate of an accredited surveying curriculum, or a surveyor intern who is elected to the office of county surveyor; and (2) requires an individual elected to the office of county surveyor who is not exempted to complete 24 hours of training within two years after beginning the surveyor's term). Provides that educational courses regarding land surveying that are taken by a county surveyor who is an actively registered professional surveyor count toward the training requirement. Provides that if an individual is appointed to fill a vacancy in a county office: (1) the individual may (but is not required to) take the training courses; and (2) the county is required to pay for the training courses. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee during the 2013 legislative interim the topic of having the state board of accounts (board) set control standards and control procedures for internal control systems for any local government entity: (A) that is required to submit financial reports to the board; and (B) for which the board is not currently required to set control standards and control procedures.
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