HB0579

Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Circuit Court Judges - Election, Qualifications, and Term of Office

Sponsored by:

Delegate Hill

Status:

In the House - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)


Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring an appointment of a circuit court judge to be subject to Senate confirmation; providing for a retention election following an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of a judge of a circuit court; altering the term of office of circuit court judges from 15 years to 10 years; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Hill, Atterbeary, Dumais, Frush, C. Howard, Kramer, Lam, Sydnor, Turner, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0388 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Committee(s):
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Ways and Means
Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide
Narrow Subject(s):Circuit Courts
Constitutional Amendments
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Judges
Referendum
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections
Statutes:Article - IV - Judiciary Department
(11, 18B, 2, 21, 21A, 3, 5, 5A)
Article - XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration
(6)

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October 24, 2017 9:08 A.M.