SB 888
Authorizes Franklin County and Clay County to establish a municipal court if approved by the county commission
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Last Action:
3/8/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 888 - Currently, Jefferson County can prosecute and punish violations of its county orders in either the circuit court or a county municipal court if one is so created. This act grants Franklin County and Clay County the same authority.

If Franklin County or Clay County establish a county municipal court, the respective county commission will appoint the first judges. Subsequent judges will be elected and all judges will serve terms of four years. The number of judges and their qualifications will be established by the county commission.

This act is similar to HB 1211 (2012), HCS/SCS/SB 692 (2012) truly agreed to and finally passed HB 1171 (2012), and truly agreed to and finally passed SB 636 (2012).