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County Sheriffs And District Attorneys

Concerning individuals employed by government in the field of law enforcement, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting certain political activities by county sheriff's office employees.
2023 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires a county sheriff in a county with a population of 25,000 or more to possess a bachelor's degree or higher in criminal justice or a related field.

The bill requires candidates for the offices of county sheriff and district attorney to petition onto the ballot and prevents those candidates from being nominated as a candidate for a primary process election. Relatedly, the bill also prevents a ballot from listing the political affiliation of candidates for the offices of county sheriff and district attorney and excludes county sheriffs and district attorneys from party committees.

Lastly, the bill prohibits county sheriff's office employees from participating in specified political activities.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. B. Marshall



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