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Mosbrucker's sheriff vacancy bill heads to governor; school bus study, Travis alert funded in proposed budget


March 11, 2020

A bill that would expand the list of people eligible to fill vacant positions within a county sheriff's office is on its way to the governor after receiving unanimous support in the state House and Senate, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker said Monday.

“Existing law only allows the Civil Service Commission to certify the names of the three highest persons on the eligibility list for consideration to fill a vacancy in the sheriff's office. That makes it difficult for sheriff's offices, especially in rural counties, to fill vacancies. This legislation would expand that list to five,” said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

House Bill 1750 passed the House on Feb. 12, with a vote of 97-0. It passed the Senate...

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