7-7-1.4. Appointment--Coroner.

Notwithstanding the provisions of § 7-7-1.1, the board of county commissioners in any county may, by resolution, appoint a coroner who shall serve at the pleasure of such board. However, no board of county commissioners may exercise the authority granted pursuant to this section unless:

(1)    Not later than the April first preceding the election for coroner, the board, by resolution, adopts the appointment option; and

(2)    The appointment of any appointed coroner may not take effect until the expiration of the term of office of any duly elected coroner.

Source: SL 1985, ch 49; SL 2021, ch 35, § 1; SL 2023, ch 22, § 1.