HB12-1159 - Elect County Commissioners By Districts

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning The Election Of A County Commissioner In A County With A Population Of Less Than Seventy Thousand By The Voters Residing In The District From Which The Commissioner Runs For Election.

In a county with a population of less than 70,000, the board of county commissioners currently consists of 3 members from 3 separate districts, with one commissioner elected from each district by the voters of the whole county.

The bill allows the voters of a county to change the method of election so that a commissioner is elected only by voters residing in the district from which the commissioner runs for election.

The change can be made either by the board of county commissioners referring a question to the voters or by the qualified electors filing a petition to have the question placed the ballot. Terms of current commissioners are not affected and the change only affects newly elected commissioners.

House Committees

Latest update: March 19, 2012
03/19/2012 Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/29/2012 Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/01/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs
02/01/2012 House Third Reading Passed
01/31/2012 House Second Reading Passed
01/30/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
01/25/2012 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/20/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government