Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 159 -- School Board Recall Elections

Sponsor:  Zweifel

This bill creates a method of recalling school board members in
addition to the procedures for recall outlined in the
academically deficient school statute.  Upon a petition signed by
at least 25% of the number of persons voting in the last school
board election, a recall election will be held.  The bill
specifies the grounds for recall, the requirements for filing the
petition, its physical form and content, and the procedure for
verifying signatures.  If a majority votes to retain the recalled
member, the member remains in office and cannot be subject to
another recall, except as provided in the academically deficient
school statute.  If the member is recalled or resigns after a
recall petition is filed, a successor will be chosen by the
remaining members of the board to serve until the next municipal

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