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SB 0010 - Elections; Appointment of a Temporary Replacement Officer
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Tracking Level: Evaluating
Sponsor: Ronald Ramsey (D)
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
Senate Committee: SLGO
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation amends the process for filling a vacancy created on a board of commissioners when one member of the board has been suspended because he or she has been indicted for a felony relating to the performance or activities of their office.  

Under current law, unless otherwise provided in local legislation, the Governor may appoint a member of the board to serve as a temporary replacement for the suspended commissioner.  The board can then select a temporary replacement to fill the suspended member's seat until the suspension is terminated or the suspended member's term expires.  The commissioners must advertise the intention to select a temporary replacement in the county legal organ once per week for two weeks.  

This legislation allows the commissioner selected by the Governor as a temporary replacement or the chief executive officer of the county to undertake a formal and transparent process to nominate up to three qualified persons to serve as a replacement.  If there are no objections from the commissioner selected by the Governor or the chief executive officer of the county, the list of nominees are submitted to the board of commissioners for a formal vote.  If no nominee is selected by the commissioners within 180 days, then the Governor is authorized to select a temporary replacement from the nominee list to fill the suspended member's seat until the suspension is terminated or the term has expired. 


Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text
2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 10
Public Official; revise the manner of appointment for a temporary replacement officer under certain circumstances
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 45-5-6 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to public official investigated by special commission upon indictment, gubernatorial review if commission recommends suspension, reinstatement, and replacement officer, so as to revise the manner of appointment for a temporary replacement officer under certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/12/2015 - Senate Hopper
Dec/22/2014 - Senate Prefiled
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