SJR 39
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
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2/18/2020 - Voted Do Pass S Government Reform Committee
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Upon Voter Approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 39 - 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 amendment is identical to SJR 3 (2019), SJR 28 (2018), and SCS/SJR 11 (2017) and is similar to SJR 30 (2016).



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