SB 246 Mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations
Sponsor: Hegeman
LR Number: 1153S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/31/2015 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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Current Bill Summary

SB 246 - This act provides that a Supreme, Appellate or Circuit Court judge who is appointed shall be disqualified from hearing a case when an attorney or a party to the case being heard served on the Appellate or one of the Circuit Judicial Commissions that nominated the judge. A party or party's attorney must disclose to the judge and the opposing party if such party or attorney served on the commission who nominated the judge. The opposing party may waive the judge's recusal, and upon agreement by the judge, the judge may hear the proceeding.

This act is similar to SB 489 (2014) and SB 351 (2013).