2011 Regular Session


File Code: Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1385/10 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Cardin, Beidle, Bobo, Bromwell, Feldman, Frick, James, Lafferty, Luedtke, Murphy, Reznik, B. Robinson, and S. Robinson
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.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39

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: Not available at this time
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :