Beginning January 1, 2023, the act increases the salary of full-time newly elected or reelected category II county coroners to match the salary of category II county treasurers, assessors, clerks, and commissioners. The act 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 act allows category III and category IV county coroners to work full-time if full-time work is agreed upon in consultation with and approved by the county commissioners. For a category III or category IV county that has a full-time county coroner only, the act increases the salary of a newly elected or reelected county coroner to match the salary of the county treasurer, assessor, clerk, and commissioner.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)