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Monday, November 16, 2015

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Back to GAB bill

The Assembly has returned to concurrence on the Senate's amendments to the GAB overhaul bill.

The Senate amended and passed the bill 18-14 early in the morning Nov. 7. The bill would create the six-member Ethics and Elections commissions to replace the Government Accountability Board.

Under the amended bill, Dem and GOP legislative leaders each would appoint two members to each board. For the Ethics Commission, the Dem and GOP leaders would create separate pools of up to three retired judges, and guv would appoint one from each pool.

For the Elections Commission, the same setup would apply, except the pools from GOP and Dem leaders would consist of municipal or county clerks instead of judges.

The Senate amendment to the bill also deals with administrator vacancies. Under the amendment, if there is a vacancy for either board administrator for 45 days, the Joint Committee on Legislative Organization must appoint an interim who could serve up to a year.

If that position remained vacant after the one-year period, JCLO would repeat the process until the commissions selected an administrator. Also, an administrator could be removed by a majority of the commission members. The commissions would have up to 45 days after June 30 to appoint the first administrator for each body. If they fail to do so, JCLO would appoint an interim.

The amended bill also would let the guv and four legislative leaders appoint nonvoting members to the GAB effective Feb. 1. Those appointees also could be appointed to the Elections Commission and Ethics Commission and serve prior to Senate confirmation. The administrator for each commission could be picked, but would not be able to start the job until June 30.


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