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Senate Bill 0263


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Senate Bill 0263

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF SB 263 (Updated February 26, 2002 6:06 PM - DI 106)

Senior prosecuting attorneys. Provides that: (1) a senior prosecuting attorney may be appointed to serve as a special prosecutor; and (2) a person must have at least eight years of experience as a prosecuting attorney or chief deputy prosecuting attorney to be a senior prosecuting attorney. Prohibits a person from serving as a senior prosecuting attorney if certain disciplinary sanctions have been imposed upon the person. Removes a requirement that a person must wait five years before being eligible to serve as a senior prosecutor in the county in which the person previously served as a prosecutor or chief deputy. Provides that a senior prosecuting attorney: (1) shall be indemnified by the state for certain costs related to civil litigation against the senior prosecuting attorney; (2) shall be defended by the attorney general in a civil suit for acts performed in the course of employment; (3) is exempt from contributions to the prosecuting attorney's retirement fund; (4) is eligible to receive pension benefits while acting as a senior prosecuting attorney; (5) may not receive compensation that exceeds the minimum compensation paid to a full-time prosecuting attorney and may not receive compensation for more than 100 days in a calendar year; and (6) may file an affidavit requesting designation in as a senior prosecuting attorney in any county in which the senior prosecuting attorney is willing to serve.
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