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2013 Senate Bill 5052: Increasing the number of superior court judges in Whatcom county
  1. 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).
    • Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on January 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 29, 2013.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2013.

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