SB461 Alabama 2013 Session
Under existing law, the nine appointed member Judicial Inquiry Commission may file complaints against a judge for a violation of any canon of judicial ethics or misconduct and the nine appointed member Court of the Judiciary would hear the complaint with an appeal of its decision to the Supreme Court. Also under existing law, the Judicial Inquiry Commission members serve a four-year term with no term limits, and the members of the Court of the Judiciary serve an unlimited term
This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to specify that the members of the Judicial Inquiry Commission and the Court of the Judiciary would all be subject to Senate confirmation, would serve four-year terms, and could not serve more than two consecutive terms
To propose an amendment to Section 6.17 and Section 6.18 of Amendment No. 581 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to specify terms and term limits for the members of the Judicial Inquiry Commission and the Court of the Judiciary.
|April 18, 2013||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||SB461 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|