Introduced by Sen. Randy Gordon, (D-Bellevue) (D) on January 21, 2010 Modifies provisions regarding election and appointment of municipal court judges and court commissioners. Provides for the election of judges to be held at the same time as other city offices. Specifies judges appointed for a newly created term shall serve until January 1 following the next election when other city positions are normally elected. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 21, 2010
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 5, 2010 To clarify that municipalities have the authority to contract with other municipalities or district courts to provide judicial services.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 5, 2010
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 5, 2010
Passed 36 to 12 in the Senate on February 15, 2010. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".To provide that the mayor of each city or town, within 30 days after the effective date of the ordinance creating the municipal court, is directed to appoint a municipal judge or judges to serve until January 1 of the year following the next election
when other city elected positions are normally elected. The legislative authority of a city or town has the power to confirm the appointment of a municipal judge initially appointed.
Received in the House on February 16, 2010
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 16, 2010
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 11, 2010