Vacancy in office of clerk-treasurer.

Authors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Randall Head, Senator James Buck

Co-authors: Senator Jean Breaux

Sponsors: Representative John Price

Co-Sponsors: Representative Randy Truitt, Representative Dennis Zent, Representative Melanie Wright

Digest

Provides that if a town legislative body is unable to fill a vacancy in the office of town clerk-treasurer, a town legislative body member may serve ex officio as the town clerk-treasurer for the remainder of the clerk-treasurer's term. Provides that the town legislative body member may not receive additional compensation for serving as the ex officio town clerk-treasurer. Provides that the duties assumed by the town legislative body member are duties of the office of town legislative body member and do not constitute a second lucrative office. Allows the town legislative body to enter into an interlocal agreement with another town clerk-treasurer to assist the town legislative body member in performing the clerk-treasurer's duties for the remainder of the clerk-treasurer's term. Provides that if an interlocal agreement cannot be reached, the town legislative body may contract with a certified public accountant to assist the town legislative body member in performing the duties of the clerk-treasurer for the remainder of the term of the clerk-treasurer.