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SB 83 - Amends Judicial Appointment Process - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (17-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires judges of the Court of Appeals to be selected by the governor, subject to Senate confirmation.

Highlights:
  • Requires any vacancy on the Court of Appeals to be filled through appointment by the Governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the Senate within 60 days of the appointment (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Senate to convene for the purpose of voting on the appointment if it is out of session (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Governor to appoint a different individual if the Senate votes against the confirmation of the original appointee (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that an appointee is confirmed if the Senate does not vote on the appointee’s confirmation within 60 days (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (66-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires judges of the Court of Appeals to be selected by the governor, subject to Senate confirmation.

Highlights:
  • Requires any vacancy on the Court of Appeals to be filled through appointment by the Governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the Senate within 60 days of the appointment (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Senate to convene for the purpose of voting on the appointment if it is out of session (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Governor to appoint a different individual if the Senate votes against the confirmation of the original appointee (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that an appointee is confirmed if the Senate does not vote on the appointee’s confirmation within 60 days (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

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