Vote to adopt a conference report that would change the appointment process of St. Joseph County Superior Court judges from governor appointment to nonpartisan election.
-Outlines contribution limits for St. Joseph superior court judge candidates (Sec.1).
-Expands the court of appeals from 15 to 18 judges (Sec.2).
-Creates a sixth judicial district, constituting the entirety of the state (Sec.3).
-Mandates that St. Joseph superior court judges shall be elected by nonpartisan elections every 6 years (Sec.5)
-Outlines requirements in order to be a candidate for St. Joseph superior court judge (Sec. 6).
Vote to adopt a conference report that requires St. Joseph County Superior Court judges be determined through nonpartisan elections.
-Mandates that a candidate for judge of the St. Joseph superior court may not accept contributions to pay expenses connected with a candidate's candidacy from any political party, or contributions that total more than $500 from one individual, $1,000 from two or more individuals associated with one law firm, or $10,000 from all sources (Sec. 1).
-Defines the court of appeals as consisting of eighteen judges who serve for the hearing and decision of causes in six geographic districts (Sec. 2).
-Defines the superior court as consisting of eight judges who shall be elected in nonpartisan elections every six years in St. Joseph County (Sec. 5).