AB 1090 – ALLOWS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO REMOVE SHERIFFS

Introduced Feb 15, 2023
Status: Did not pass

31%

69%

Summary

OPPOSE

 

AB 1090 would authorize the county board of supervisors to remove a sheriff from office for cause by a supermajority vote. Existing law already provides for the removal of public officers for willful or corrupt misconduct in office based on a conviction by the court. Nearly every act under the bill’s definition of “for cause” would already be a violation of existing criminal law. AB 1090 would allow the board of supervisors to subvert the will of voters, introduces political considerations into the performance of a Sheriff’s job, and raises a separation of powers question as the county’s legislative branch would hold this authority over the executive branch.

 

 

Last Action

Stalled in Assembly Committee on Public Safety with hearing canceled by author.