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Modification To County Coroners' Salaries

Concerning the status of elected county coroners in class II, III, and IV counties.
2022 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

Beginning January 1, 2023, the bill increases the salary of newly elected or reelected category II county coroners to match the salary of category II county treasurers. The bill allows the board of county commissioners to decline the full-time status of a category II county coroner for cause, but only after the coroner is given notice and an opportunity to be heard by the board of county commissioners in a public hearing.

The bill allows category III and category IV county coroners to work full-time if full-time work is agreed upon in consultation with and approval by the county commissioners. For a category III or category IV county that has a full-time county coroner only, the bill increases the salary of a newly elected or reelected county coroner to match the salary of the county treasurer.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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