View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3204 Rep. CLARY proposes the following Amendment No. to H. 3204 (COUNCIL\AHB\3204C003.BH.AHB17):

Reference is to Introduced Version.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/      SECTION      ___.      Section 2-19-10(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "(A)      Whenever an election is to be held by the General Assembly in Joint Session, for members of the judiciary, a Judicial Merit Selection Commission, composed of ten members, shall be appointed, in the manner prescribed by this section, to consider the qualifications of the candidates. The Judicial Merit Selection Commission shall meet at least once annually and at other times as may be designated by the chairman. The commission, at its first meeting and then annually, shall elect a chairman and a vice chairman who shall serve for a term of one year and until their successors are elected and qualified, and adopt rules necessary to the purposes of the commission. These rules shall address, among other things:
           (1) the confidentiality of records and other information received concerning candidates for judicial office;
           (2) the conduct of proceedings before the commission;
           (3) receipt of public statements in support of or in opposition to any of the candidates;
           (4) procedures to review the qualifications of retired judges for continued judicial service;
           (5) contacting incumbent judges regarding their desire to seek re-election;
           (6) prohibition against candidates communicating with individual members of the commission concerning the qualifications of candidates unless specifically authorized by the commission.
     A member may succeed himself as chairman or vice chairman. Six members of the commission constitute a quorum at all meetings."            /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/      SECTION      ___.      The Code Commissioner is directed to change all references in the 1976 Code to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission to the Judicial Selection Commission.      /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.