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

Sponsored by:

Senator Kelley


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

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:Senators Kelley, Astle, Bates, Benson, Conway, Currie, DeGrange, Eckardt, Feldman, Ferguson, Gladden, Guzzone, Jennings, Kagan, Kasemeyer, King, Klausmeier, Lee, Madaleno, Manno, Middleton, Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Peters, Pugh, Ramirez, Raskin, Salling, Young, and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: HB0448
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0367 Session: 2015 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
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

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October 24, 2017 5:08 P.M.