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HB 2019 - Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the governor to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Governor to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals for vacancies occurring on or after July 1, 2013, whereas existing law requires the Governor to appoint 1 of 3 judges nominated by the Supreme Court Nominating Commission (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Senate to approve a judicial appointment made by the Governor within 60 days of the nomination (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the governor to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Governor to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals for vacancies occurring on or after July 1, 2013, whereas existing law requires the Governor to appoint 1 of 3 judges nominated by the Supreme Court Nominating Commission (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Senate to approve a judicial appointment made by the Governor within 60 days of the nomination (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

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