Find a 2016 Bill:

2016 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sydnor


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal provisions relating to election of circuit court judges; requiring the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy in the office of a judge of the circuit court; altering the term of office of circuit court judges from 15 to 10 years; requiring the Governor to reappoint a circuit court judge, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, upon the expiration of the judge's term; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Sydnor, D. Barnes, Barron, Bromwell, Brooks, Dumais, Ebersole, Fennell, Hill, Jackson, Jones, Knotts, Luedtke, Moon, Morales, Patterson, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Reznik, B. Robinson, Sample-Hughes, Sanchez, Smith, Stein, Tarlau, C. Wilson, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: SB0179
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0582 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
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Constitutional Amendments
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee
Public Information
Statutes:Article - IV - Judiciary Department
(18B, 2, 21A, 3, 5, 5B)
Article - XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

October 24, 2017 4:59 P.M.