Florida Senate - 2011 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. HB 7101 Barcode 945870 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD/3R . 05/05/2011 12:15 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senators Diaz de la Portilla and Ring moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (453086) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 5 - 26 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 43.291, 7 Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 8 43.291 Judicial nominating commissions.— 9 (1) Each judicial nominating commission shall be composed 10 of the following members: 11 (a) Three
Fourmembers of The Florida Bar, appointed by the 12 Governor, who are engaged in the practice of law, each of whom 13 is a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 14 commission to which the member is appointed. The Board of 15 Governors of The Florida Bar shall submit to the Governor three 16 recommended nominees for each position. The Governor shall 17 select the appointee from the list of nominees recommended for 18 that position, but the Governor may reject all of the nominees 19 recommended for a position and request that the Board of 20 Governors submit a new list of three different recommended 21 nominees for that position who have not been previously 22 recommended by the Board of Governors. 23 (b) Six Fivemembers appointed by the Governor, each of 24 whom is a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 25 commission to which the member is appointed, of which at least 26 two are members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of 27 law. 28 (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section,29 each current member of a judicial nominating commission30 appointed directly by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar31 shall serve the remainder of his or her term, unless removed for32 cause. The terms of all other members of a judicial nominating33 commission are hereby terminated, and the Governor shall appoint34 new members to each judicial nominating commission in the35 following manner:36 (a) Two appointments for terms ending July 1, 2002, one of37 which shall be an appointment selected from nominations38 submitted by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar pursuant39 to paragraph (1)(a);40 (b) Two appointments for terms ending July 1, 2003; and41 (c) Two appointments for terms ending July 1, 2004.42 43 Every subsequent appointment, except an appointment to fill a 44 vacant, unexpired term, shall be for 4 years. The Governor may 45 not terminate the appointment of a member of any of the judicial 46 nominating commissions who are serving on or before the 47 effective date of this act. Each expired term or vacancy shall 48 be filled by appointment in the same manner as the member whose 49 position is being filled. 50 51 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 52 And the title is amended as follows: 53 Delete lines 35 - 37 54 and insert: 55 amending s. 43.291, F.S.; revising the membership of 56 the judicial nominating commissions; prohibiting the 57 Governor from terminating the current members of the 58 judicial nominating commissions; providing an 59 effective date.