First Bill Passed Heads to Governor
We’re not yet a week into the 2017 legislative session, but a bill is already sitting on Governor Phil Bryant’s desk for signature.
House Bill 32 is on track to be the first law passed in the new session. The measure corrects an oversight in a law passed last year to require all school superintendents be appointed rather than elected by 2019.
The law had no provisions for a superintendent who resigns mid-term, as Webster County’s did in December.
If lawmakers do not quickly pass the measure, Webster County will have to hold a special election that could cost up to $60,000.