MD HB1402 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-10 - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of judge of a circuit court; providing for contested elections following an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of judge of a circuit court under certain circumstances; providing for the reappointment of certain judges; submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection; etc.

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Circuit Court Judges - Selection and Tenure



2020-02-10HouseHearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB703 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-11 - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
XVIII - Provisions of Limited Duration6(n/a)See Bill Text
IV - Judiciary Department3(n/a)See Bill Text
IV - Judiciary Department5(n/a)See Bill Text
IV - Judiciary Department5B(n/a)See Bill Text

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