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HB 477: Judicial Nominating Commissions

GENERAL BILL by Jacquet ; Asencio

Judicial Nominating Commissions; Revises composition of judicial nominating commissions; establishes additional restrictions regarding commission members; terminating terms of commission members as of specified date; provides for initial appointments & staggered terms for reconstituted commissions; prohibits commission member from serving more than two full terms; provides an exception; requires appointing authorities to consider certain attributes in making appointments to ensure diversity on commissions; requires appointing authorities to collect & release certain demographic data regarding commission members & applicants to commissions; specifies circumstances under which commission member may not vote on matter & must disclose conflict; requires commission member to complete an educational course after his or her appointment; prescribing minimum requirements for course.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/30/2017 House • Filed
    11/8/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 43
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee

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  • HB 477, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/30/2017 at 8:32 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 420 Judicial Nominating Commissions Bracy Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Judiciary
    H 753 (c1) Judicial Nominating Commissions White Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Judiciary Committee
    S 1030 Judicial Nominating Commissions Bean Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    43.291 Judicial nominating commissions. Page 2 (pdf)

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