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SJR 710 - Amends Judicial Appointment Process - Key Vote

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Dennis Roach voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, IT REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR, AND THIRD APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO THE JOINT RESOLUTION DURING ANY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE PASSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (70-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires legislative confirmation of Supreme Court and appellate court nominees, and following a satisfactory performance evaluation, the judges will be submitted to a retention election by eligible voters.

Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, IT REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR, AND THIRD APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO THE JOINT RESOLUTION DURING ANY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE PASSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (22-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires legislative confirmation of Supreme Court and appellate court nominees, and following a satisfactory performance evaluation, the judges will be submitted to a retention election by eligible voters.

Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, IT REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR, AND THIRD APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO THE JOINT RESOLUTION DURING ANY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE PASSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Judicial Appointment Process

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