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19-4404.County law enforcement agency, membership; term of office; vacancies; compensaton. (a) There is hereby established in all counties adopting the provisions of this act a county law enforcement agency which shall be known as the "____________ county law enforcement agency." Except as provided in subsection (b), each agency shall have seven (7) members who shall be selected in the following manner: One (1) member shall be a member of the board of county commissioners of the county, selected by such board of county commissioners; two (2) members shall be members of the governing body of the largest city located within the county, selected by such governing body; one (1) member shall be the county attorney of such county; and three (3) members shall be electors of the county, one of whom shall reside in each county commissioner district of the county, selected and appointed by the four (4) members specifically designated. The member first appointed from county commissioner district No. 1 shall serve for a term of one (1) year; the member first appointed from county commissioner district No. 2 shall serve for a term of two (2) years; and the member first appointed from county commissioner district No. 3 shall serve for a term of three (3) years and thereafter all of such members shall serve for a term of three (3) years. Members appointed from the three (3) county commissioner districts shall serve until their successors are selected and qualified.

The board of county commissioners of the county and the governing body of the largest city located within such county shall each meet on the second Monday in January next following the adoption of the provisions of this act and each two (2) years thereafter and shall select and designate the members of their respective bodies as a member of the agency. Within thirty (30) days following the first designation of such members and upon the same day of each year thereafter, such members shall, together with the county attorney of the county, meet and appoint the three (3) remaining members of the agency. Persons selected as members of the agency by reason of their position as county attorney, county commissioner or member of a city governing body shall remain eligible to serve only while holding such county or city office and persons appointed by such members shall remain eligible to serve only while residing within the district from which they were appointed, but the alteration of the boundaries of any county commissioner district resulting in the inclusion of the residence of any such member within the boundaries of a district other than the one from which such member was appointed, shall not affect the eligibility of the member in office at the time of such alteration, and such member shall continue to serve for the remainder of the term for which such member was appointed. All members of such agency shall take and subscribe to an oath as other county officials. All vacancies occurring in the membership of said agency shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term of the member creating such vacancy in like manner as that provided for the appointment of such member. Members of said agency shall receive compensation in an amount, not to exceed one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) per annum, to be fixed by said agency. Members of such agency holding the office of county commissioner, county attorney or city governing body member may receive the compensation prescribed under the provisions of this act or may receive compensation prescribed for the office for which they have been elected, whichever is greater, but no member shall receive both the compensation prescribed for such elective office and that fixed under the provisions of this act. All members of the agency shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

(b) In counties having a population of more than nine thousand six hundred (9,600) and less than ten thousand five hundred (10,500) and having a taxable tangible valuation of more than forty-five million dollars ($45,000,000) and not more than sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000), members of such board shall be selected as follows: One (1) member shall be a member of the board of county commissioners, selected by such board; one (1) member shall be a member of the governing body of the largest city located in such county, selected by such governing body; and three (3) members shall be electors of the county, one (1) of whom shall reside in and be elected by the electors of each of the county commissioner districts of the county.

The three (3) initial commissioner district members shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners of such county and shall serve only until successors are elected at the April election next following the general election at which the proposition for consolidated law enforcement in such county is adopted, at which time the three (3) members shall be elected at such election for terms of two (2) years for the members from county commissioner districts one (1) and two (2) and a term of four (4) years for the member from county commissioner district three (3). At succeeding April elections all three (3) members shall be elected for four (4) year terms. The three (3) members from county commissioner districts shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. Upon approval of consolidated law enforcement of such county at the general election, the board of county commissioners of such county and the governing body of the largest city located in such county shall each meet at their next regular meeting dates and shall select and designate the members of their respective bodies as a member of the agency and such members shall serve until the second Monday of January following the adoption of this act, at which time the two (2) governing bodies shall select and designate members for a period of two (2) years and such members shall thereafter be selected for two (2) year terms. Within thirty (30) days following the first designation of such members, the board of county commissioners of such county, shall meet and appoint the other three (3) initial remaining members of the agency who shall serve until their successors are elected as hereinabove provided for. Persons selected as members of the agency by reason of their position as county commissioner or member of a city governing body shall remain eligible to serve only while holding such county office or city office and persons representing the three (3) county commissioner districts shall remain eligible to serve only while residing within the district from which they were appointed except that the alteration of the boundaries of any county commissioner district resulting in the inclusion of the residence of any such member within the boundaries of a district other than the one from which such member was elected, shall not affect the eligibility of the member in office at the time of such alteration and such member shall continue to serve for the remainder of the term for which such member was elected. If an elected member shall discontinue residence in the county commissioner district from which such member was elected, such member shall no longer be eligible to serve as a member and such vacancy, or that created by death or resignation, shall be filled by appointment made by the remaining members and such appointment shall be for the balance of the unexpired term of office of such elected member. Vacancies occurring in the members appointed by the board of county commissioners and the governing body of the largest city shall be filled by appointment by the respective governing bodies. All members of such agency shall take and subscribe to an oath as other county officials. Members of said agency shall receive compensation in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per annum, to be fixed by said agency. All members of the agency shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

History: L. 1970, ch. 117, § 4; L. 1976, ch. 142, § 2; July 1.



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