Representative Lundeen, bill sponsor, presented SB 18-043. The bill specifies that when the Senate rejects a Governor's nominee for state office, that individual is deemed "legally unfit" and the Governor cannot nominate the rejected individual to the same office for a second time. If a nominee is rejected for reappointment, the individual is removed from office once his or her term is up and cannot exercise the duties of the office, even if a replacement has not been named. The rejected individual is eligible to be nominated or reappointed when a new Senate convenes for its first regular session and can be appointed to the office following the day when the new Senate adjourns its first regular session.
Representative Lundeen answered questions from the committee.