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ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Fifty-Fifth Legislature, First Regular Session

 

FACT SHEET FOR S.B. 1498

 

board of supervisors; membership

Purpose

Increases the size of a county board of supervisors (county BOS) in counties with a population of 1,000,000 or more persons.

Background

Each county with a population of 175,000 or more persons must have 5 county BOS members and each county with a population of less than 175,000 persons must have 3 county BOS members unless expanded pursuant to statutory requirements. County supervisors must be qualified electors of their supervisorial district and elected at a general election at which the President of the United States is elected. The four-year term of office for county supervisors begins on January 1 after the election. No person holding any other county or precinct office is eligible to the office of county supervisor.

Population means the population according to the annual population estimate provided by the office of economic opportunity (A.R.S. 11-211).

There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.

Provisions

1.   Increases the number of members of a county BOS from:

a)   5 to 7 members in a county with a population of between 1,000,000 and 3,000,000 persons; and

b)   5 to 9 members in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more persons.

2.   Makes technical and conforming changes.

3.   Becomes effective on the general effective date.

Prepared by Senate Research

February 11, 2021

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