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HB 7017: Terms of Courts

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Spano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Metz

Terms of Courts; Repeals provisions relating to regular terms of Supreme Court & circuit courts; repeals provisions relating to requiring judge to attend first day of each term of circuit court; repeals provisions relating to requirement for judge to state reason for nonattendance, penalty for nonattendance of judge, adjournment of circuit court upon nonattendance of judge, calling all cases on docket at end of each term, regular terms of district courts of appeal, special terms of district courts of appeal, requirement that criminal trials be heard in term of court prior to civil cases, & requirement that persons in custody be arraigned & tried in term of court unless good cause is shown; conforms provisions; allows Supreme Court to set terms of court for Supreme Court, district courts of appeal, & circuit courts; provides that appellate courts may withdraw mandate within 120 days after its issuance.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014
Last Action: 4/18/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-25
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/14/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 139
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 139
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/07/13, 10:00 am, 404 HOB
3/7/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 204
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 204
3/19/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/21/13
3/21/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 300
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/22/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 322
• Passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 323
4/2/2013 Senate • In Messages
4/3/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 291
• Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 291
4/4/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 309
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 309
• Substituted for SB 746 -SJ 310
• Read 2nd time -SJ 310
• Read 3rd time -SJ 310
• Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 310
4/10/2013 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 455
4/12/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 612
4/17/2013 • Approved by Governor -HJ 667
4/18/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-25