2010 Regular Session


File Code: Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1385
Sponsored By:
The President (By Request - Departmental - Office of the Attorney General) and Senators Astle, Conway, DeGrange, Forehand, Garagiola, Harrington, Kelley, King, Lenett, Miller, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, and Zirkin
Circuit Court Judges - Election, Qualifications, and Term of Office


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for a retention election following an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of a judge of a circuit court; altering the term of office of circuit court judges from 15 years to 10 years; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Re-assigned Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

President, The
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32
Attorney General, Office of the
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator David C. Harrington, District 47
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Circuit Courts
Constitutional Amendments
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - IV Judiciary Department
( 2 , 3 , 5 , 5A , 11 , 18B , 21 , 21A )
Article - XVIII Provisions of Limited Duration
( 6 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered