SJR 28 Provides that a nonpartisan judicial commission shall submit to the Governor a list of all qualified nominees, rather than a list of three nominees, to fill a judicial vacancy in a court under the nonpartisan court plan
Sponsor: Hegeman
LR Number: 4243S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Government Reform
Last Action: 2/21/2018 - Hearing Conducted S Government Reform Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: Upon Voter Approval

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SJR 28 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the qualified voters of this state, provides that when a judicial vacancy occurs in a court under the nonpartisan court plan the governor shall appoint the new judge from a list of names of all qualified applicants, submitted by a nonpartisan judicial commission, rather than from a list of only three names. The number of nominees on the list is not limited, but shall include at least three names.

This constitutional amendment is identical to SCS/SJR 11 (2017) and similar to SJR 30 (2016).

JESSI JAMES