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2013 Senate Bill 5052: Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county
Introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on January 16, 2013 Increases from three to four the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county, provided the country agrees to pay for the fourth position on its own, without state assistance. (See also: HB 1159).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on January 16, 2013
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 29, 2013
Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate on January 30, 2013 Creates an additional judicial position in Whatcom County, changing the number of superior court judges from three to four. The addition of this judicial position is contingent on Whatcom County documenting its approval of the position by county legislative authority, and agreeing that Whatcom County pay for the expenses of the position without compensation from the state.
Received in the House on February 1, 2013
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 1, 2013
Referred to the House Appropriations Subcom on General Government & Info Tech Committee on March 20, 2013
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 1, 2013
Passed 91 to 6 in the House on April 17, 2013 Increases the number of statutorily authorized superior court judges in Whatcom County from three to four.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2013

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