November 27, 2012, Introduced by Senator JOHNSON and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections.




     A bill to amend 1966 PA 293, entitled


"An act to provide for the establishment of charter counties; to

provide for the election of charter commissioners; to prescribe

their powers and duties; to prohibit certain acts of a county board

of commissioners after the approval of the election of a charter

commission; to prescribe the mandatory and permissive provisions of

a charter; to provide for the exercise by a charter county of

certain powers whether or not authorized by its charter; and to

prescribe penalties and provide remedies,"


(MCL 45.501 to 45.521) by adding section 11b.




     Sec. 11b. (1) If the office of elected county executive


becomes vacant due to resignation or death, the presiding or senior


judge of probate, the county clerk, and the prosecuting attorney


shall appoint a successor to fill the vacancy.


     (2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person


appointed under subsection (1) shall hold office for the remainder


of the unexpired term and until a successor is elected and


qualified. However, if the next general election is to be held more


than 182 days after the vacancy occurs, and it is not the general


November election at which a successor in office would be elected


if there were no vacancy, the person appointed shall hold office


only until a successor is elected at the next general November


election in the manner provided by law and qualifies for office.


The newly elected county executive shall serve a term equal to the


balance of the term for which the county executive who resigned or


died was elected.