IN SJR0016 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 17-0)
Status: Introduced on January 25 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-04 - Senators Kruse, Leising, Donato, Holdman, Crane added as coauthors
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Renames the judicial nominating commission as the commission on judicial nominations and qualifications. Provides that one commission member is selected by attorneys licensed in Indiana, one commission member is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one commission member is appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Requires that, of the three members appointed by the governor, at least one commission member must be an attorney. Prohibits a person who is a lobbyist from serving on the commission. Provides for the governor to fill a vacancy on the supreme court or the court of appeals

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Title

Renames the judicial nominating commission as the commission on judicial nominations and qualifications. Provides that one commission member is selected by attorneys licensed in Indiana, one commission member is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one commission member is appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Requires that, of the three members appointed by the governor, at least one commission member must be an attorney. Prohibits a person who is a lobbyist from serving on the commission. Provides for the governor to fill a vacancy on the supreme court or the court of appeals

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-04SenateSenators Kruse, Leising, Donato, Holdman, Crane added as coauthors
2021-02-04SenateSenator Boots added as coauthor
2021-01-28SenateSenators Freeman, Rogers, Doriot, Buck, Perfect, Messmer added as coauthors
2021-01-28SenateSenator Ford Jon added as coauthor
2021-01-25SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-01-25SenateCoauthored by Senator Gaskill
2021-01-25SenateAuthored by Senators Houchin, Young M and Garten

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