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H 3123 Joint Resolution, By Putnam, Long and Pitts
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Summary: Appointment of Judges
    A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND SECTION 3, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, SECTION 8, ARTICLE V, RELATING TO JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SECTION 13, ARTICLE V, RELATING TO JUDICIAL CIRCUITS AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, AND SECTION 18, ARTICLE V, RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THESE JUDICIAL OFFICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY A ROLL CALL VOTE IN EACH HOUSE RATHER THAN ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO DELETE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 27, ARTICLE V, REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION; AND TO ADD SECTION 28 TO ARTICLE V SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FAMILY COURT JUDGES PROVIDED FOR BY GENERAL LAW MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY A ROLL CALL VOTE IN EACH HOUSE.
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 104)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 104)
01/15/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts



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