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House Bill 1638


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House Bill 1638

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Training of county government officials. Establishes the county government officials training board (board) consisting of state and county officials. Provides that the county officials on the board are appointed by the governor. Requires a county auditor, county clerk, member of a county council, member of a board of county commissioners, county recorder, county surveyor, and county treasurer to successfully complete: (1) a required training course not later than six months after the county official takes office; and (2) an annual continuing education course. Establishes a $100 fee for attending the required training course and a $25 fee for a continuing education course. Establishes the county officials training and continuing education fund to pay for approved training courses and other expenses. Requires the board to adopt rules establishing standards and requirements for the training and minimum requirements for continuing education instructors. Requires the board to provide a county official with a certificate or other evidence that the official has successfully completed the training requirements. Requires the county official to provide the certificate to the county commissioners, or the city-county council (in the case of a county having a consolidated city). Requires the county commissioners or city-county council to order the county auditor to withhold the paycheck of a county official until the certificate is provided unless the county commissioners adopt or the city-county council adopts a resolution finding that: (1) the failure of the county official to complete the training is the result of unusual circumstances; (2) the county official is making reasonable progress toward completing the training; and (3) in light of the circumstances, withholding the paycheck of the county official would be unjust.
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 In Committee - first House
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