SJR 41
Provides for election of certain judges and appointment by Governor of a Supreme Court judge
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Last Action:
1/12/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
Upon voter approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 41 - Currently, Missouri Supreme Court judges, appellate judges, and certain circuit court judges are selected from a list of candidates nominated by a judicial commission. This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, would mandate that each congressional district as drawn on January 1, 2012 shall elect a judge to the supreme court. Elections of supreme court judges will be nonpartisan. One at-large judge will be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Selections and elections of supreme court judges under this plan are to occur as part of the general election in 2014. Court of appeals judges, circuit judges, and associate circuit judges will be elected from their respective district, circuit, or county. Elections under this plan shall begin upon the ending of a term of the then serving judge.