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 Bill Status of HJRCA0010  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  JUDICIARY-JUDICIAL RETENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/3/2014HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46
ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 12 
ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 12.1 new 


Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Judiciary Article of the Illinois Constitution concerning the retention of Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Judges. Creates a Judicial Retention Commission in each Judicial District to evaluate the qualifications of Supreme and Appellate Court Judges seeking retention and creates a Judicial Retention Commission in each Judicial Circuit to determine the qualification for Judges for retention in the Circuit. Provides for the impaneling of additional Judicial Retention Commissions in a Circuit if more than 40 Judges have filed a declaration of candidacy for retention. Provides that Judges found unqualified by the Commissions may seek retention in retention elections. Provides that Judges found qualified are retained in office. Effective upon being declared adopted under Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/1/2013HouseRead in Full a First Time
  2/1/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2014HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46

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