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2017 Regular Session



Circuit Court Judges - Selection and Tenure

Sponsored by:

Delegate West


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

Synopsis:Proposing amendments to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of judge of a circuit court; providing for contested elections following an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of judge of a circuit court under specified circumstances; providing for the reappointment of certain judges; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates West and Barron
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0223 Session: 2016 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
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Statutes:Article - IV - Judiciary Department
(3, 5)
Article - XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration

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November 28, 2017 1:03 P.M.