By PE Politics
March 24, 2011 3:19 PM

A legislative committee has rejected an Inland lawmaker’s bill that would give governors 90 days to fill vacancies on boards of supervisors. After that, county supervisors could decide how to fill a vacancy.

The bill by Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, failed 4-4, with Republicans voting yes and Democrats voting no. The committee granted Jeffries reconsideration.

The measure is identical to a Jeffries bill vetoed last year by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said the legislation was unnecessary because counties can choose to become a charter county, which gives them more control over filling board vacancies.

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