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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

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3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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