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By Drew Lawson
The Journal 

Counties discuss electing coroner


Last updated 2/27/2024 at 9:35am

DAVENPORT —County Commissioners in Lincoln and Adams Counties are opposed to their counties holding an elected coroner position.

Commissioners from the neighboring counties met here Monday, Feb. 26 to discuss House Bill 1326. The bill was passed in 2021 and discusses coroners and medical examiners.

Two sections of the bill take effect Jan. 1, 2025. Section 4 states that every county should have an elected county coroner, except in counties with less than 40,000 residents.

There, the county legislative authority may determine that no coroner shall be elected.

That’s a decision both L...

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