CS/HB 631: Terms of Courts
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Weinstein
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.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations (BJA)
- Budget (BC)
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 63
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 12/07/11, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
• Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 176
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 176
• Introduced -HJ 63
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/01/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
• CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 456
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 447
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 525
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/15/12
• Read 2nd time -HJ 618
• Amendment(s) adopted (548001) -HJ 619
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 634
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 635
• In Messages
• Received -SJ 845
• Referred to Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 845
• Died in Judiciary
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