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HB 5301: Judges

GENERAL BILL by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ; Hager

Judges; Revises number of circuit court judges in certain circuits; revises number of county court judges in certain counties; provides legislative findings; provides that circuit & county court judicial offices created by act constitute vacancies in office for purposes of qualifying for 2018 general election; provides for election of new circuit & county court judges created by act in 2018 general election; provides qualifying dates for these positions; specifies elimination dates for decertified offices.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2018-9)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2018 House • Filed
• Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Introduced -HJ 402
1/29/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 01/31/18, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
1/31/2018 House • Favorable by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 27 NAYS 0 -HJ 484
2/1/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 484
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/07/18
2/7/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 496
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/8/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 542
• Passed; YEAS 111 NAYS 0 -HJ 542
• Immediately certified -HJ 542
• Requests that the Senate pass the bill as passed by the House or agree to include the bill in the Budget Conference -HJ 542
2/8/2018 Senate • In Messages
2/15/2018 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 362
2/20/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 362
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2018-9)