Removal of a county elected officer

H.E.A. 1030, P.L. 169
Effective: July 1, 2021

  • Allows a county executive and county fiscal body to adopt identical resolutions to initiate a court action to remove the county’s auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, or assessor (county officer) for: (1) neglect of duties; (2) charging illegal fees; or (3) failing to be physically present in the county officer’s office for a reasonable amount of time each month. Under current law, an action for removal of an officer may only be initiated in court on the oath of a person and for a violation described in (1) or (2).
  • Provides that it is a defense to an action for a violation described in (3) that the county officer’s absence was due to serious illness of the county officer or the county officer’s spouse, parent, child, or stepchild or military service.

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