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2016 Regular Session



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

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Delegate Hill


In the House - Unfavorable Report by 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, Dumais, Kramer, and Sydnor
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1071 Session: 2015 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
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
Statutes:Article - IV - Judiciary Department
(11, 18B, 2, 21, 21A, 3, 5, 5A)
Article - XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration

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October 24, 2017 4:59 P.M.