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SB 856: Judicial Nominating Commissions


Judicial Nominating Commissions; Provides for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar rather than the Governor to appoint members of judicial nominating commissions. Requires that each judicial nominating commission satisfy certain prerequisites for racial and gender diversity. Provides for the prerequisites to be satisfied over a period of time.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/8/2011 Senate • Filed
2/17/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 67
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 67
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary