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CS/HJR 47: Judicial Qualifications

JOINT RESOLUTION by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Porth ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) McBurney

Judicial Qualifications; Amends s. 8, Art. V & creates s. 32, Art. XII of State Constitution to increase amount of time from 5 to 8 years that person must be member of Florida Bar before becoming eligible for office of circuit court or county court judge; provides that amendment does not affect any judge in office on effective date of amendment; provides that any judge qualified to hold office & in office before amendment is effective may remain in office & seek reelection to that office; provides schedule.

Last Action: 5/7/2011 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2010 House • Filed
1/10/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 10
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 10
3/30/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 04/01/11, 8:45 am, 404 HOB
4/1/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 415
4/5/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 410
4/6/2011 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 450
5/7/2011 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary Committee