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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2/8/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee
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Upon voter approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 1 - 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 the appropriate 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 39 (2020), SJR 3 (2019), SJR 28 (2018), and SCS/SJR 11 (2017) and is similar to SJR 30 (2016).



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