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2010 Senate Bill 6688: Filling vacancies in nonpartisan elective office.
Introduced by Sen. Darlene Fairley, (D-Lake Forest Park) (D) on January 21, 2010
Provides that if a vacancy occurs in nonpartisan county elective office, the person appointed to fill the vacancy must be from the same district as the county officer whose office was vacated, and must be one of three persons who must be nominated by the nonpartisan executive or chairof the county. If a majority cannot agree, the governor is authorized to fill the vacancy.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee on January 21, 2010
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 4, 2010
To provide that a nonpartisan executive or nonpartisan chair of the board of commissioners for the county must nominate three candidates to fill a vacancy in a nonpartisan county elective office. If a vacancy occurs in a nonpartisan county board of commissioner elective office or nonpartisan county council elective office after the general election, but before the new term begins, the successor's term will commence once the successor has statutorily qualified. The duration of office will be the term in which the successor was elected.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 4, 2010
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 4, 2010
Passed 37 to 12 in the Senate on February 10, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establilsh new requirements for filling a vacancy in a nonpartisan county elective office. A nonpartisan executive of the county must nominate three candidates to fill the vacancy, who must be from the same legislative district, county, or county commissioner or council district as the county elective officer whose office was vacated. A majority of the county legislative authority members must agree upon the appointment of the candidate within 30 days from the date the vacancy occurred. If an agreement is not reached, the Governor must appoint a candidate to fill the vacancy.
Received in the House on February 12, 2010
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee on February 12, 2010
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 23, 2010
Received in the Senate on March 9, 2010
Provides for appointments to fill vacancies in nonpartisan county elective office.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on March 25, 2010
Provides for appointments to fill vacancies in nonpartisan county elective office.

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