Bill Status of SB1608 98th General Assembly
Short Description: COOK COUNTY-TRIAL JUDGES
Sen. Bill Cunningham
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Circuit Courts Act, the Judicial Vacancies Act, and the Associate Judges Act. Increases the number of resident judges in Cook County from 165 to 270, the new judges to replace vacating judges as vacancies occur in Cook County circuit judgeships and associate judgeships. Reduces the number of circuit judges in Cook County by 94 as vacancies occur on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Reduces the number of associate judges in Cook County by 11 as vacancies occur on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that resident judgeship vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court. Effective immediately.