2013 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the Senate - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; 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; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Zirkin
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1385 Session: 2010 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Judicial Proceedings  Listen to Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide
Narrow Subject(s):Circuit Courts
Constitutional Amendments
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Statutes:Article - IV - Judiciary Department
(11, 18B, 2, 21, 21A, 3, 5, 5A)
Article - XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration

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October 2, 2015 9:12 A.M.