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Study issues surrounding proposals to change or eliminate certain
county offices, including safeguards for the voters and officials
of county governments and the efficiency and cost effectiveness
of the procedures.
During the 74th Legislature, the County Affairs Committee received
seven bills proposing the abolition of various constitutionally
created offices. Currently, a constitutional amendment must be
ratified in order to allow specific counties to abolish certain
officers. Opponents of the present process want to allow individual
counties to determine the fate and duties of their officials.