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HB 1733 Removal of public officers from office; recall elections for certain elected and appointed officers.

Introduced by: Richard L. Anderson | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Removal of public officers from office; recall elections for certain elected and appointed officers. Provides a process by which elected officers and officers appointed to an elected office may be recalled and removed from office. The recall process is initiated by a petition signed by a number of registered voters residing within the jurisdiction of the officer equal to 20 percent of the total number of votes cast at the last election for the office the officer holds. The bill requires the timing and conduct of the recall election to comply with the provisions governing special elections. Any registered voter qualified to vote for the officer subject to the recall may vote in the recall election. If a majority of the votes are for removal of the officer, the officer is removed from office and the vacancy is filled in accordance with law. The bill retains the statutory reasons for removal. The bill retains the process for removal by the courts for officers appointed for a term certain.


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