View Amendment Current Amendment: 21 to Bill 1046

Senator Setzler proposes the following amendment (SMIN-1046.MW0054S):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 13, by striking Section 2-19-90 and inserting:

 Section 2-19-90. The General Assembly shall meet in joint session for the election of judges. The date and time for the joint session shall be set by concurrent resolution upon the recommendation of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The Chairman of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission shall announce the commission's nominees for each judicial race, and no further nominating or seconding speeches shall be allowed by members of the General Assembly. In order to be elected, a candidate must receive a majority of the vote of the members in each chamber of the General Assembly voting in joint session. The General Assembly must conduct a subsequent vote if no candidate receives the necessary majority. No member of the General Assembly may vote or ask for a vote for a candidate or future person, if they are a family member as defined by Section 2-19-10(G)(2).